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Kayakoy

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Address: Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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$304.20*
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Private Trekking Tour
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$18.25*
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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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Impressive - very hot and very "must see"

Well preserved and impressive. The whole city, schools, churches - easy to feel how the town once was. Remember to bring drinking water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mkj1966
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Greve, Denmark
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Marden, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Disappointed with this attraction but its history is interesting to a point. Worth a visit on your way to the beach beyond it but don't bother paying over the top and doing as a tourist trip. DIY on dolmus bus and incorporate it with your trip to Hisaronu town as it's only about 4k further on and 3.50 Turkish lira... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well preserved and impressive. The whole city, schools, churches - easy to feel how the town once was. Remember to bring drinking water.

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Thank mkj1966
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In short, Kayakoy is a hillside town that was abandoned by displaced Greeks in the 1920s. Read up on the fascinating history if you need extra inspiration to help you decide whether or not to visit. It was enough to make us want to visit and we had a great time although there were several disappointing aspects. Kayakoy is easily... More 

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Thank LazyJase
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We realy enjoy our visit to the ghost town although very tiring and emotional we traveled to fethier marina from our hotel by water taxi then by Dolmas to Kayakoy

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Thank Marjorie S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a problem finding this place and some friends of ours never did find it! as there is no signage,but it is quite close to Hisaronu,,well worth a visit though

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Thank Jennifer B
Yorkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really amazing place- full of history and atmosphere. I have traveled to this area many times and always make a point of visiting Kaya and enjoying a cool beer in the bar in the turkish bar in the field area at the bottom of the old ruined village.

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Thank spudyorkshire
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayakoy is a rural gem in the heart of the Turkish forest. Well worth a visit, it's tiny streets hide the old 'ghost village', a series of ruins from the times when the Greeks lived there. Steeped in history with a spiritual atmosphere, the streets harbour small boutique hotels & some of the finest cuisine for miles. Visit Muzzys Place... More 

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Thank Cathy H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Kaykoy around 5pm and watched the sun go down over the ghost city which provided some amazing views. Sad if you hear the stories that the villagers had to leave and the what must have been a lovely village was left to fall to ruins. Afterward we strolled through the new village bought some nice art work... More 

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

I arrived just before 8 am by taxi from Fethiye and had the place to myself. The first impression is one of awe at the scale of the place and sadness that such a large population could be moved out overnight. You can wander at will where ever you like except for the two large and impressive 17th century churches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice tandir kebab . We highly recommend . People with smiling face. Authentic atmosphere. Delicious borek.

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