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Kayakoy

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Address: Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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$303*
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Private Trekking Tour
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$18*
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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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Amazing Site

Every time we visit this part of Turkey, we always spend time in Kayakoy Ghost Village. It is a true testament to the hospitality of the turkish people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
peetee2011
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we visit this part of Turkey, we always spend time in Kayakoy Ghost Village. It is a true testament to the hospitality of the turkish people.

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Lausanne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great! Like time traveling, having a walk in the ghost city and discovering the "new" village around among fig trees and old stone walls, enjoying good food in one of the local restaurants...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked to Kaya from Hisaron,setting off at 9am,we arrived at Muzzy's at 10am,really nice walk,just following the road(very quiet that time of day)the village of Kayakoy is really nice, just to walk around,but you really must walk around the ruins,and get the history of the place,and finish off in Muzzy's for a well earned drink,and swim... More 

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Thank Kevin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this excursion whilst on our holiday through our Thompson representative at our hotel. We got picked up with some other guests in a jeep and the got dropped off to continue the journey with others from other hotels. Continued in a coach. Our tour guide was informative from start to finish. Got to learn all the history of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken on trip to Kayakoy whilst in Fetiyhe. A lot of history to be learnt about the Greeks and Turks. It is quite eerie to see the settlement as it was left after WW1 and realize that people actually used to live there. There is a lovely little restaurant where the ladies sit and make pancakes in an... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a couple with our 2 children aged 7 and 12. The kids loved climbing over the old ruins and over rocks. It was very interesting to see the vacant town. A little disappointed that we couldn't enter the church that was closed for renovation. Best not to wear flip flops, it's a bit uneven and rocky. See... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove here from calis and very straight forward route apart from the steep mountain. Take a hat and plenty of water to enjoy the climb and walking about amongst the ruins. Must climb to the top for spectacular views and a bit of shade . Wonderful milkshakes in the cafe at the end. Well worth the visit overall.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are visiting the ruins of a big city where international agreement after WW1 meant the thousands of people from this city of Greek descent were moved back to Greece. Nobody has taken up residence, the Turks from Greece exchanged, settled elsewhere. Certainly worth visiting if just to put international politics into perspective, hard to explain the logic to children!... More 

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Otford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time out to visit the "Ghost Town" 1924 the exchange between Turks and Greeks took place and this is the resultt of Kayakoy. Fascinating history and great to scramble around the ruins. Plenty of cafes / restaurants to refresh in afterwards.

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely rural area with lovely locals who are friendly as turkey used to be and an amazing place just abandoned, woukd happily stay up here very peaceful.

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