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Karmylassos / Kayakoy

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Address: Fethiye, Turkey

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Lovely day at ghost town lovely little stalls that we bought a few little pieces.Went to Muzzy place for lunch was lovely, friendly staff,and so relaxing.I had a ride on camel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely day at ghost town lovely little stalls that we bought a few little pieces.Went to Muzzy place for lunch was lovely, friendly staff,and so relaxing.I had a ride on camel lets just say im glad I did it but not again and im sure camel will be pleased as well .We are back in sept and will defo go... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Good veiw from the top of the old church just keep heading for the flag , make sure you wear good shoes as not really a good path and some parts are loose stones but if you do make it to the fop you get the most fantastic view kids loved the camels and baby horse also donkey you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

.This is the ghost town of Kayakoy. It is sad to think of all those people having to leave their homes and now the houses are derelict. It's a nice walk to the top and the views are really nice.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I hiked from Fethiye (near the ferry stop) all the way to te top of the hill between Kayakoy and the city. It started raining and some dude picked me up and drove me there. You MUST get tickets to visit the deserted town of Kayakoy. Here is the sucky thing, both churches were closed down for renovation. Those are... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have visited The deserted village of Kayakoy on two occasions and having read the book Bird Without Wings found it even more interesting and moving. Even though in our 60's we managed to clamber to the small chapel at the very top and get down In one piece and we wouldn't have missed it. The only disappointment was the... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful country side, with a very sad history. Wear very good walking shoes because its very rocky and unsteady underfoot. Once you've seen the houses there isn't much to do. There is a nice restaurant and the family who run it are very lovely people. Worth the visit, but just for an hour or so

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I hiked to Kayakoy in the early morning via the trail from Hisaronu. Luckily, I had the entire place to myself which was great! I loved exploring the ruins and enjoyed seeing how nature is rapidly reclaiming the area. It is also great for photos. I definitely recommend checking this place out, preferably in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Burnside, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Well worth a visit to see what happens when a whole community is uprooted and moved. The history seeps out of the buildings and walkways as you meander through the streets.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

i loved this Greek town near Fethiye. the abandoned houses were so full of history that it merits a lot more time to walk around and learn about. too bad we were there at noon in the heat of the summer so we couldn't stay out there too long. would suggest go walk around in the morning or the cooler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a lovely place with a sad, sad history. We've been several times and the last time we went I spent quite some time photographing the inside of the old church and which I have now spent several weeks trying to paint. It's not an easy subject - dark and colorful at the same time. Imagine my surprise watching... More 

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