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Kayakoy
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Ranked #4 of 74 things to do in Fethiye
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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

A fair bit remains of what must once have been a spectacular town. Well worth a visit, though its all set on a mountain side so there's a fair bit of uphill walking. Not much else there other than a few stalls, shops and bars. The dolmus (bus) goes back and forth from Fethiye every 25 mins.

Visited July 2014
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“Eerie and interesting - well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Would recommend taking a visit to the ghost town if your anywhere near the area. It's a beautiful and strangely fascinating place when you consider the history behind the repatriation of its residents. Probably worth having a quick read of it's history and the context before you go to make sure you get the most out of it.

We went early morning but the temperature was still a very hot 39 degrees. Getting the dolmus towards Kaya village is only a few lira and very easy (if a bit scary with the mental turkish driving!). Make sure you take plenty of water and some shoes that aren't flip flops... Also try pick up one of the free maps when you get off the bus at the restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited Kaya ghost village when it was about 42 degrees take plenty water and wear trainers or good sandals.
We got he dolmas from Olu Deniz to Hisaronu, the changed to the bus which ran to the village. It is on a mountain, so not suitable for people with a walking disability.
It is in a lovely spot, we did the long walk which took about an hour and a half and finished up in a little bar which had a loo. It is something different to see whilst on holiday, and apart from the wooden buildings which have perished over time, there is still a lot left. It is bigger than we thought, so if you like a bit of history, it's worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“well worth the effort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited in May, late afternoon when it was cooler. I can imagine that when it is very hot this would be hard work. However, it was well worth the effort. Dont wear flimsy shoes, the going is rough under foot and be prepared to wander...I wouldnt advise taking very young children though. Its a one off experience, full of history, stunning views, very peaceful with a sense of intrigue... great photo opportunities ! Everyone was friendly and helpful and if you have the opportunity to buy jewelry from the small shop there do...He does one offs that are beautiful..just a pity I only bought one piece...I may have to go back for more.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Eerie but an important place to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The best option to get here is to take a bus from Fethiye, it's about half an hour away. If you don't have water & small munchies you can buy from the shops along the road. The restaurant also has a free, hand-drawn map which is very ehlpful, otherwise you don't know what you are seeing.

Visited June 2014
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