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Abandoned Town Kayaköy

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Kayaköy is a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey where Anatolian Greek speaking Christians lived until approximately 1923.

The ghost town consists of hundreds of rundown but still mostly intact Greek-style houses and churches which cover a small mountainside.

It was built on the site of the ancient city of Carmylessus in the 18th century. It experienced a renewal after nearby Fethiye (known as Makri) was devastated by an earthquake in 1856 and a major fire in 1885.

After the Greco-Turkish War, Kayaköy was largely abandoned after a population exchange agreement was signed by the Turkish and Greek governments in 1923. Many of the buildings were damaged in the 1957 Fethiye earthquake.

Its population in 1900 was about 2,000, almost all Greek Christians; however, it is now empty except for tour groups and roadside vendors selling handmade goods and items scavenged from the former village.

Around 500 houses remain as ruins and are under the protection of the Turkish government, including two Greek Orthodox Churches, which remain the most important sights of the ghost town.

Kayaköy is presumed to be the inspiration behind "Eskibahçe", the imaginary village chosen by Louis de Bernières as the setting of his 2004 novel Birds Without Wings.

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

Awesome place

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

some brilliant pics - thanks

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

Awesome post

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I went a camel ride around Kayakoy last year It was remarkable, amazing condition. A brilliant day out and highly recommended

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

nice place

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

wonder what would stop someone from just walking up in there and making it their home lol

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

awesome view of the sea

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Most beautiful abandoned place I ever see

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Re: Abandoned Town Kayaköy

Looks awesome, would love to visit somewhere like this someday.

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