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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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  • We walked in Kayakoy on foot from Ölüdeniz. first walk up to the end of the Blue Lagoon. and then 4 km marked trail in the mountains. trail with spectacular views, but has quite a serious upgrade. In Kayakoy came at dusk, probably is the best time to visit these ruins, still fascinates. and what kind of ECHO!
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  • Peaceful place, an abandoned town steeped with history. There is something to see no matter which way you look. The whole town is museum. there is a new tourist area at the end but if you turn left ju...  more »
  • If you want to get away from the flocks of tourists and see what real life in the local area is like visit Kayakoy, we fell in love with this place and the local area. We spent approx 3 hours walking ...  more »