The other day the whole family took a trip to the nearby town of Datça. It is about an hour down the peninsula. The ride is spectacular, through the mountains with the Aegean on one side and the Mediterranean on the other. We just wanted a change and to do a little sightseeing. Datça is harder to get to a much more isolated than Marmaris. While it does have a tourism trade the town is less built up, with fewer bars, and none of them blasting dance music to attract business. In our mind this was a big attraction. There were some lovely natural food stalls, where we bought some yummy raw almonds, organic capers and this lovely treat.
Translated it is “Sugar Almonds.” It reminded me of a lighter version on peanut brittle with fresh almonds. Delicious. After walking about the town, we headed back to the harbor, hungry and thirsty. One of Datça’s mainstays is fishing, so we had to stop by and grab some fresh fish…and cold beer.
There were quite a few things on the menu, but we saw the sardines get carried off the boat right in front of us, which made it easy to order. I loved that they fileted each one and removed the head and the spine. I am not a huge fan of eating bones, even in little fish, and end up spending a lot of time picking them out.
We had a lovely time, and then headed back to our Marmaris…
We spend the night reading with wine and beer in the garden, enjoying those mountain breezes.