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Kayakoy, Fethiye

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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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  • Kayakoy here was the village of Greece in the past. Two said Greece and Turkey who lived in Greece in the population exchange in 1923, lived here. And seems to be currently feeding Godley cafe style times residents 0 abandoned more and more small shops selling handicrafts and tourist oriented.
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  • kayaköyün have an interesting atmosphere, the first time the story of the abandoned houses smells buildings, are affected. If I had more time I'd like to walk around every inch. great place to take pictures while visiting the houses have standing, quiet, not a little air of disrepair, tırsıt:) a native of that place that sells a little further from the input had jewelry and olive husks and was selling some natural stones, necklaces, I didn't and I got it, I would recommend:)
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  • A truly unique experience walking into this ghostly abandoned village ... I don't know if there is something equal elsewhere ... recommend, don't miss it!
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