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Karmylassos / Kayakoy

Fethiye, Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 27 Attractions in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ghost Towns, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ghost Towns, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I traveled through Turkey with a small tour group in May, and this was one of the sites we saw. It was a beautiful day to hike up through the eery and sad ruins of yet again another result of history gone bad. This mixed community lived in peace for hundreds of years until government got involved. After WWI, the... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

1922 saw the last of the Greek Christians abandon their homes and their town and travel to Greece by ship. The town of 2000 were apparently mainly professional classes and the town was never resettled - so it just ceased to exist with no people. There is apparently a book by Louis de Bernieres which describes what happened - I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

terrifying place full of enigma.. you can enter in one of the houses where hosts left their family pictures,home stuff, furniture (but most houses empty) turkish ppl and greeks lived in this village, two different religious and cultures.. and one day they left, for no reason excursion cost 8-10 pounds (15 pounds include lunch) i advice to try street food... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Always go to this place when in this area, love walking around it and imagining what it would have been like to live there. It's now getting very touristy though and is not always a peaceful visit if there are coach trips. I like to go early evening when it's a bit quieter. It will be a real shame if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have booked a trip to Kayakoy, also known as a Ghost Town, recommended by our tour representative from our hotel. The trip included pick up and drop off, lunch, Kayakoy of course and to be able to use restaurant facilities, which included a good sized pool. The trip turned out to be a complete disappointment. First of all, the... More 

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