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Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kayakoy is built on the side of a hill and it looks like the whole population just upped and walked away, which in reality is what happened. Kayakoy was a Greek village in Turkey and when the troubles between Greece and Turkey erupted everyone moved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed 17 November 2018

There is an overwhelming presence surrounding this long abandoned village. Streets with crumbling houses and outbuildings which have nature and goats roaming freely. Extremely beautiful and somewhat spiritual place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littlemiss7
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This place is very eerie!! You can see all the old houses that used to be inhabited by the Greek population before they left for for Greece. It’s defiantly worth a visit and get a feel of what life was like here. I’ve never been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MI-OXF
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I felt I was carried to a time lapse as almost was look like a life My was a little scared to walk thru the province maybe there were fewer people around but I enjoyed it

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you have a spare few hours definitely travel to the ghost village, cheap to enter and lovely walks up and around the abandoned buildings, once you get to the top the views are lovely. Would also recommend stopping at Lebessos for a turkish breakfast!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mec1389
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk through the village A must see Haunting and humbling A steep climb so not great if mobility is difficult Say hello to the lovely ladies making jewellery at the bottom.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BexiJM
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This ghost town on the side of the hill above the remaining part of the village of kayakoy is well worth a visit. No frills or additions - what you see is what it is. Remnants of a once vibrant community now just the buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kate m
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to see how people used to live a hundred years ago. Make sure you read abou the history before you go there. Don't forget to visit the church! Take a hot turkish coffee after your tour

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PapaCocoLoco
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Quite a steep climb on rocky terrain to reach the top but worth it - the church was lovely and the array of houses and school buildings was amazing - to think it has been like this for many, many years and for it to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We visited kayaking, hopped on the dolamus bus about 50pence if that entrance to the ghost village was about one pound our money. We spent about 4 hrs there an amazing place totally deserted old Greek town, suggest you wear good trainers or walking shoes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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7 October 2018|
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Response from onlyjenna | Reviewed this property |
Easier to book a taxi to be honest.
7 June 2018|
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Response from Thelma H | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee, but you could use the cafe to boost their income.
26 April 2018|
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Response from topbannan | Reviewed this property |
Lots of choice available, it depends on what you prefer