Burgaz historical site is located on Tekir Foreland of Datca Peninsula at the north east of Datca centre. It is also thought to be one of Knidos ancient city . G.E Bean and J.M.Cook asserted on their published article that Knidos inhabitants moved from Burgaz to Tekir Foreland. Surface researches have been launched since 1980 by Prof. Dr. Numan Tuna to prove their assertions at Datca Peninsula.
The area is at an intersection by a small peninsula which is 12 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by a 400 meters rampart length that dates back to the end of 400 BC. It was built with formless trapezoid and polygonal stone techniques. Some towers and walls can be seen under the water nearby the south west of the rampart, it proves the existence of two ports here.
Plenty of pieces of potteries can be seen in the area. Surface findings of early age materials belonging to the 8th century and the 4th century can be seen as well. Small peninsula is surrounded by an ancient settlement spanning up to 45 hectare. The ruins of sunken boat yard and of some the structures on the north east are to be defined as Hellenistic expanding port facilities. Natural environment changes have started to affect adversely this fragile archaeological cultural asset. In order to protect Burgaz historical site, the archaeological salvage excavations initiated by Middle East Technical University, Historical Environmental Values Research Centre (TAÇDAM) in 1993. Excavations at Burgaz indicates that this ancient settlement which dates back to the 8th century BC. The houses with courtyard and stone-paved roads at the archaic and classical age were uncovered. The data of orthogonal ancient settlement dates to the 4th century BC as a result of archeo-geophysical measurements and drilling.
After the ancient city was been partly abandoned in the 4th B.C, the agriculture activities at inland and the port facilities such as ship cargo and storage were continued. The city is a kind of necropolis and dispersed settlement area. A large vine workshop has been excavated in the north of the area. According to excavation's findings in the Burgaz area, it has proved that classical era settlement had been abandoned in 330 BC.