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The ghost town of Kayaköy – a cluster of about a thousand centuries-old stone houses scattered across a hillside – has a poignant history. Formerly inhabited by Greek citizens of the Ottoman Empire and known by the Greek name of Levissi or Livissi, it was abandoned in 1923 after the Greek-Turkish population exchange that took place after the founding of the Turkish Republic.

The story of the village (renamed “Eskibahçe”) and its inhabitants has been fictionalized by Louis de Bernières in Birds Without Wings, a sweeping novel that takes place during the late Ottoman Empire and WWI.

Walking among Kayaköy's crumbling, empty houses and through the narrow lanes can be rather eerie, but the deserted village has a surreal beauty to it. There are a couple of churches and chapels, of which the most significant is the Panayia Pyrgiotissa (built in 1888), where a few fragments of frescoes and mosaics can still be seen.

Several cafes and restaurants are housed in atmospheric old buildings on the edges of the village.

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May - Oct 8:30am - 6:30pm and Nov - Apr 8:30am - 5pm
Kayaköy, Mugla
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Lycian Way Trekking Tour (7 Days)

Lycian Way Trekking Tour (7 Days)

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Trekking Along the fantastic Lycian way and enjoy spectacular views, discover the Lycian Ancient Cities and Swimming opportunities at the end of the trekking routes
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  • 7 days
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Self-Guided Private Tour in Fethiye with Private Transportation

Self-Guided Private Tour in Fethiye with Private Transportation

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In this tour program driver will pick up you from hotel (Hotels located in Fethiye City and Oludeniz district), and start your journey with our driver. Recommended Places to visit: asiklar tepesi, amintas kabrisi, ghost village, oludeniz pilaji, kelebekler vadisi, fethiye merkez hello cafe. Drop off to hotel, end the trip. You are eligible select proper pick up time and staying at attractions can be flexible, therefore you will enjoy your Fethiye private car rental with driver tour according to your own time arrangement.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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Shop the Fethiye Tuesday market with a local guide, then visit the Kayakoy ghost town on a full-day tour that includes pickup and drop-off at Fethiye-area hotels. Practice your bargaining skills in a colorful market that overflows with everything from spices to olive oil and clothing, visit a Turkish delight factory, and explore a former Greek village that was abandoned in 1923.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-Day Private Fethiye Cruise from Oludeniz with Lunch

Full-Day Private Fethiye Cruise from Oludeniz with Lunch

In Fethiye, you and your family or with your friends can enjoy all best views and experience of Oludeniz by private boat trip. You will be a barbecue lunch buffet freshly prepared on the boat, relax on Oludenz's blue water and can participate in a foam party on board the boat. The 7-hour boat tour makes six different stops at the area’s top natural and historical attractions, including Mavi Mağara, Butterfly Island ( Kelebekler Vadisi), Camel Beach (Deve Plajı), and St. Nicholas Island (St. Nicholas Adası), Akvaryum Koyu, Soğuk Su.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Enjoy a 8 Day Nature and Adventure Tour on the Lycian Way

Enjoy a 8 Day Nature and Adventure Tour on the Lycian Way

This nature and adventure tour follows Turkey's spectacular Lycian Way where you will walk along scenic coastal trails between little-visited ancient ruins and time-forgotten villages. Enjoy some traditional hospitality and home cooked meals staying in rural village guesthouses and experience real, local life. You will explore Kayakoy where you will walk around this ghostly abandoned Greek village, visit Patara and explore Roman ruins and the stunning golden sand beach and go to the Turquoise Coast and take a boat trip over sunken ruins and swim in secluded bays. This is a fantastic tour with some great tours and activities and a great way to see this beautiful part of Turkey on the Lycian Coast.
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  • 8 days
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Fethiye Market, Kaya Village and Oludeniz From Dalyan

Fethiye Market, Kaya Village and Oludeniz From Dalyan

Time to roam around at one of the biggest and cheapest open air markets in this area, having a swimming break at the beautiful Blue Lagoon after visiting the Greek ghost town in Kayakoy.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shopping and Food Market Tour from Fethiye

Shopping and Food Market Tour from Fethiye

After a short drive in our air-conditioned coach we'll arrive at Fethiye Market which is the biggest market in the region. You'll have a couple of hours to enjoy haggling with local sellers and getting yourself some bargains! Then we will go to Kayakoy "Ghost Town" which is an abandoned Greek village left over from the forced repatriation of Greeks and Turks. You will have an open buffet lunch and time to enjoy the mystery of Kayakoy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Kayakoy hours of operation?
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Kayakoy hours of operation: May - Oct 8:30am - 6:30pm and Nov - Apr 8:30am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kayakoy tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kayakoy can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kayakoy 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kayakoy costs USD 22.09. Guided Kayakoy tours start around USD 22.09 per person.
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