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Kayakoy, Fethiye

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Ghost Town Tourist Spot
Walk the empty narrow streets lined with roofless stone buildings at Kayakoy, a modern ruin deserted as the result of repatriation in the 1920s. This ghost town, originally built in the 1700s, was home to 2,000 Greek Orthodox residents before the Greco-Turkish War. Today it features nearly 500 abandoned homes, derelict fountains and cisterns, and two scavenged churches, which retain some of their original wall paintings and ceramic floor mosaics. Several houses have been restored. Visit the private museum to learn the history of the town. The valley covered in vineyards and the surrounding hills offer many hiking opportunities. Make Kayakoy part of your personalized Fethiye itinerary using our Fethiye family vacation planner.
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  • Stayed overnight for early visit to the ruins beautiful serene place to visit lots of restaurants camel ride lovely place in mountains muzzy sent driver to pick us up and dropped back at hotel the fol...  more »
  • Ghost town (worth a climb up to the chapel at the top of the hill), walk over the mountains to Olu Deniz (allow a few hours), visit Muzzys place (great welcome and food) and stay at Villa Rhapsody jus...  more »
  • I have visited this site many times, it never fails to impress. There are several routes to the very top of the site so its worth a couple of visits. If you make it to the top you can see over to Olu ...  more »

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The multifaceted seaside region of Fethiye offers an equally diverse array of accommodations. In the immediate town, guesthouses with basic rooms or dormitory-style accommodations sit just a short walk from the marina, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. North of town along the coast, you'll discover a strip of many inexpensive seaside hotels. For a more secluded holiday, venture inland among the valleys and hills to one of the guesthouses or fully equipped cottages. If it's authenticity you're after, seek the privacy of a secluded inn in the heart of the local villages. Here you'll trade convenience for coziness and hospitality.
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