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Address: , Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Abandoned village - interesting social experiment

We had a private guide who was brilliant. Amazing to think this place is barely 100 years old. You can't imagine having to abandon your home and just go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a private guide who was brilliant. Amazing to think this place is barely 100 years old. You can't imagine having to abandon your home and just go.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the walk around, beautiful and serene. We went in the evening in August as it's too hot in the day. Access close at 19:00. The hotel/restaurant across the road have a pool and is free to use after your walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ghost Town as it is referred to by English speakers, is a lovely day out. You do need to pay 5TL - but this is less than £1 and this is to preserve the area. As we entered the area a lady on a local market stall gave us an A4 piece of paper with details about the site -... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. There's something very eerie about it but very very interesting. Quite a sad story as to why it's abandoned but it's good to know people are once again living in some of the houses. If you can try and visit on a cooler day or earlier in the day as trekking around in the heat is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

marvelous deserted village or as its called the ghost town,super for a trip out walking and a bite to eat at one of the little cafes close bye,gret views and scenery here

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Halden, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had read about this historic place and went there to have a look. It was so hot that day so it was almost impossible to walk around, but it was great to see this old city. I will come back at another time of the year to discover the place, ruins and history.

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St Albans, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A short trip out from the hotel and worth a visit if you are interested in history. Now a ghost town.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited at 6pm by car from Fethiye - great views over Fethiye on the drive - ealy eveinging Karakoy was nice and quiet - its a ghost town! A real experience to feel the quiet and think about the history of this large stone town on the edge of a fertile valley. Not suitable for disabled people to get into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For history lovers kayakoy is amazing. Full of history although the city is in ruin and severly neglected...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a really interesting place to visit. Don't pay the tour bus prices, just take a dolmuş from Fethiye (5 Turkish lira) and walk up from the bus stop. The ruins are vast, a really well-planned town and you get a strong feeling of the age of the place. Definitely worth a morning or afternoon, but be aware that... More 

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