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Address: Fethiye, Turkey

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historical ghost town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is an eerie town that was abandoned due to the mass expulsion of Greek people from Turkey in the 1920s. The majority of the town still lies abandoned on the side of a large hill in a rural setting. Visitors can wander around freely - it is a place for reflection on life. There are also a couple of... More 

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Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

lovely place to relax,have a nice meal & drink or two.Have a wonder round the church and see the sights.We have some wonderful Turkish friends there,they make you so welcome.Have aa barbeque one night.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Kayakoy was very quiet and peaceful. It was so warm during day time but a bit chilly at night (It was in March). The first scene i have faced after waking up is a stone village surrounded by fog. People were also nice and kind. You can go to Fethiye city by a small bus and also reach Dead sea.

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

For me this was a must to see. Having now been there I felt the entire area had a deep feeling of spirituality about it. I went because or the history and the fact I felt it would provide me with many photographic opportunities, I couldn't have been more correct.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to take in heritage, it idea bit breathtaking when you see the scale of it even more memorable when the prayer calls start......also a lovely little hippy bar down the bottom, can't miss it, lovely little place with lovely people.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As i heard, Russel Crowe's "water diviner" has scenes shot in this village. I stayed at a private estate for 3 ds and 2 nights. Beautiful skies, sparkling stars, a beautiful forest leaning against the hills behind the "kaya koy" village."greek" village abondoned during war almost a century ago. Still standing tall and beautiful for sure. There are two Chapels,... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Reading the Louis de Bernieres book Birds Without Wings, I realised the village at the centre of the story was near Fethiye which we were due to visit. We took a drive out to the now abandoned village. It is obviously a series of ruins as no one has lived in the houses since the population exchange after WW1. It... More 

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Falmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great place to visit ,what a waste you can only imagine this village full of villager . their are information boards all around the village which give you a great idea of the layout & the number of people who had to leave a totally functional village , their was a craft fair during out visit so... More 

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