Posts tagged: Aphrodite

What is so special about Cnidus and where is it?

Well, it is an archaeological site, one of the most famous, of a great classical city that existed for over 1000 years (about 360 BC to 650 AD or so). It was well-known for many things and people, but was most noted for the naked statue of Aphrodite in a round temple by a famous […]

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Cnidus visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – Cnidus visiting notes A famous, 1000 year old harbour city of ancient Caria. Our visit to Cnidus is included in the holiday price (except site tickets) for our itineraries 1 & 3 – see itineraries section. How to get there The visit is part of an Odysseus cruise, itineraries 1 and 3; […]

Friday July 17th, 2009 in , , , | No Comments »

How I found Aphrodite on the Turkish Coast

Image: Aphrodite by Praxiteles (mid. 4th c. BC), marble head of statue. At Cnidus, located at the western end of the Datca peninsula on the Turkish coast there is, on the hillside, the remains of a circular temple which once held one of the most admired marble statues – the naked Aphrodite by Praxiteles (mid […]

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