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Address: | Fethiye Kayaköy, Fethiye 48300, Turkey

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Went on the dolmus to Kayakoy, got dolmus to Hisaronou then changed to the Kayakoy one, only cost 9tl each way, taxis were wanting 40tl one way!! The dolmus drops off right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went on the dolmus to Kayakoy, got dolmus to Hisaronou then changed to the Kayakoy one, only cost 9tl each way, taxis were wanting 40tl one way!! The dolmus drops off right outside the deserted village &a a quick walk & your stepping back in time. It only costs 5tl to go further in, there is a few craft type... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The cost to enter was 5 lira and children below a certain age were free. I'm glad we went for a little while and it certainly has a eery feel inside the ghost town. One slight disappointment was that the 'main' church wasn't accessible to view on our visit. That said, for the minimal cost and to indulge in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Kayla is well worth a visit, easily done, cheap bus ride from Fethiye, there is a charge but on the day we visited (Eid), the booth was closed so we were able to visit for free, I think it would only have been 5TL, so not at all expensive. I was quite overwhelmed at just how big the village is... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A Ghost Town that lives up to its name complete with a certain spookiness. Difficult to negotiate the ruins so make sure you wear sensible footwear. This is local history and worth visiting if this is somerhing that appeals. This is not for everyone though.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our group opted to do this cheap excursion as we're interested in old buildings and history. The trip is only half a day but well worth it. Be warned we couldn't go right into the city itself due to health and safety requirements. We walked around it's edge and were allowed to walk in some areas. There is an old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Easy and cheap to get to from Fethiye on dolmus, there are a couple of nice restaurants with lovely views. It was interesting to the ruins of the ghost town but a shame that the churches were closed. Don't get taken in by people offereing you free maps because ofcourse they are not free, they want you buy some tacky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You really need to understand why this village is in this state and how it happened before you just rush round it and say "very interesting". If you take the time to fins why the village existed and how it became deserted you will enjoy this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Although not what I expected, I would recommend a visit to Kayakoy if you're in or passing the general area. The ghost town is quite large - having had 2,000 people living there previously. There is a ticket office where you pay your 5TL entrance fee to walk around the rundown hillside with the houses & church(es). There's also a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The family made the visit on this occasion as my wife and I babysat the grand children at a restaurant in the village nearby(see review of Istanbul Restaurant) We have done the tour previously the history is amazing and intertwined with the events leading up to Atta Turk coming to power,(19th/20th century), especially the clearance of Greeks from the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Kayakoy is an amazing place. It is spectacular, and great to walk around. You can get to it by dolmus from fethiye or on a trip with a guide. The are you get off the dolmus or trip is lovely with a couple of bar/restaurants and camel/donkey rides

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Address: | Fethiye Kayaköy, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Fethiye

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