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Kayakoy

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Address: Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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$289.48*
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$17.37*
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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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A Greek Deserted Village

A MUST to see and experience . So much to see and loads of history. The restaurants are also very good and those tucked away off the beaten track are fantastic. You will have to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane M
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A MUST to see and experience . So much to see and loads of history. The restaurants are also very good and those tucked away off the beaten track are fantastic. You will have to put on your walking shoes and it is not conducive for the elderly disabled.You can spend many happy hours exploring but don't forget to take... More 

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Thank Diane M
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These ruins tell a story about Greaking inhabitants that were forced to leave their homes from about 1922 onwards and were banned from returning. This place is well worth a visit for people who like hiking and who enjoy ancient scenery.

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Trondheim, Norway
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most fabulous palces Ive seen, an absolute must-do when you are in Mugla. I just love walking around in the ruins and imagine the life people lived there before...

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Thank Frusand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Peaceful place, an abandoned town steeped with history. There is something to see no matter which way you look. The whole town is museum. there is a new tourist area at the end but if you turn left just before you get there, there is a little square with a wonderful little café and market stall. Well worth a visit... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

If you want to get away from the flocks of tourists and see what real life in the local area is like visit Kayakoy, we fell in love with this place and the local area. We spent approx 3 hours walking around the ruins which is full of history! The ladies that work in the market stalls are lovely ad... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

There is nothing much to see other than broken down houses and other structures. You have to leave a minimum of one hour to climb the hill manipulating the rocks. If you need to meditate over the unsettling experience you need the whole day. My rating is for the impact it had on my mind. Watching the shattered dreams of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very interesting visiting Kayakoy, seeing all the empty houses and churches was amazing, plenty to see, but make sure you take plenty of water with you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

an interesting day out,not too far from Fetihye-by bus,some decent restaurants for lunch,or evenig meal with music and belly dancer

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Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a visit. Free parking. Free entry. Plenty to see. Easy to walk around. Restaurants and a few understated shops around. Well worth a trip.

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England, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a return visit again earlier this Month. It really is a nice place. Walked up to the chapel at the top where the flag pole is. Quite an easy walk, depending on which way you go. The views are great from the top, so really worth getting all the way up there. There's also a few nice places near... More 

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