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Address: Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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US$291.19*
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US$17.47*
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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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Wow what a place.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Sharon M
Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank LukeyLuca
Kozhikode, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Hammy2312
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Paul O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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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Thank cmdenny
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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Thank Mark_SKent
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took the local Dolmus for a few lira, to the abandoned town. You purchase a ticket from the small [and not easily noticed] booth before climbing up into the town. It costs only a couple of lira and is well worth it to help preserve the town. Simply wander the steep streets between decaying ancient stone houses, along narrow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The size of Kayakoy shocks most people all those houses abandoned and so many peoples lives changed for ever.

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Thank janetalison
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting organised trip to this fascinating site, preserved so well. A bit of walking but well worth it. Very commercialised but well organised so you have space and time to look

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