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Karmylassos / Kayakoy

Fethiye, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ghost Towns
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Liked the history of the area but disliked the heat as little shade in which to shelter and only 1 small shop to purchase drink from

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

lovley area stunning mountains and forest. You really can get away from it all here. Slightly cooler than hisaronu and oludeniz and the food a little higher priced but no boom boom music and general quality of everything better than hisaronu. Dong get me wrong we also like hisaronu for the odd evening out but would not want to stay... More

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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A fair bit remains of what must once have been a spectacular town. Well worth a visit, though its all set on a mountain side so there's a fair bit of uphill walking. Not much else there other than a few stalls, shops and bars. The dolmus (bus) goes back and forth from Fethiye every 25 mins.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Would recommend taking a visit to the ghost town if your anywhere near the area. It's a beautiful and strangely fascinating place when you consider the history behind the repatriation of its residents. Probably worth having a quick read of it's history and the context before you go to make sure you get the most out of it. We went... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Kaya ghost village when it was about 42 degrees take plenty water and wear trainers or good sandals. We got he dolmas from Olu Deniz to Hisaronu, the changed to the bus which ran to the village. It is on a mountain, so not suitable for people with a walking disability. It is in a lovely spot, we... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited in May, late afternoon when it was cooler. I can imagine that when it is very hot this would be hard work. However, it was well worth the effort. Dont wear flimsy shoes, the going is rough under foot and be prepared to wander...I wouldnt advise taking very young children though. Its a one off experience, full of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The best option to get here is to take a bus from Fethiye, it's about half an hour away. If you don't have water & small munchies you can buy from the shops along the road. The restaurant also has a free, hand-drawn map which is very ehlpful, otherwise you don't know what you are seeing.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We decided to visit the Ghost Village one morning from Hisaronu. We were on the Dolmus route, so jumped on one that was passing, & it only cost 3 Lira each. It took about 5 - 10 mins to get there. We must of followed a different path to where you enter to pay, as we passed this when we... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wandering around this abandoned village was eerie. You could just image it 100 years ago. Gave lots of clues about how they lived. This is well worth a visit although the satellite dish made us smile! Make sure you wear sensible shoes if you go there. Then you must go to Mozzy's place for a snack he is a lovely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

To understand this phenomenon, it is good to read up about what happened - there are posters with the history about. Take some good footwear, as the ground can be a bit uneven, and take a hat - it a) gets very warm and there isn't much shade and b) you could look like Indiana Jones! There are some good... More

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