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. Planning Fethiye trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Kayaköy is perhaps the only physical evidence remaining from a recent painful exchange. The houses do not have roofs, but the rugged standing and the livings work until your soaking. While you're there, continue to the Bay of Gemile and see a beautiful cove and sea and see or photograph breathtaking landscapes.
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  • Went to the Ghost Town on a overcast Sunday afternoon. It was amazing. Firstly had a light meal at one of the cafes at the base of the town. Definitely recommend a pancake. The walk up is quite steep....  more »
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