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  • Address: KayaKoy, Mugla, Avanos-Goreme Highway, Turkey, Fethiye
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 252-6141150
  • Ticket Price: 8 TRY
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature

Kayakoy - Review

Located just 8 km South of Fethiye is the sombre village of Kayakoy (ancient Karmylassos) which had once proudly housed Greeks and Turks together. However, the Population exchange in 1923 led to the uprooting of ethnic Greeks across Turkey and sending them back to reside in Greece. On the other hand, the Muslims who had come over here as the result of Treaty of Lausanne, could not cope up with the infertility of the region and therefore abandoned Kayakoy for other regions in Turkey. With its museum and 500 ruins of the deserted houses, the site is reminiscent of the heartbreak and trauma which resulted from this mass migration Known as a “ghost town”, Kayakoy was adopted by UNESCO as a World Friendship and Peace Village. The features of the village include:

  • An Old fountain which dates back to 1888.
  • Two abandoned churches known as “upper” and “lower” church due to the difference in their elevation.
  • Little chapel on the top of the hill which offers beautiful view of the sea and the valley below.
  • The vicinity of the “Lower Church” which has been converted into a Museum.

In addition to witnessing the ruins, the site offers plenty of activities for the visitors. Some of these are:

  • Horseback Riding.
  • Kayakoy Art Camp, which offers workshops on photography, pottery, painting, traditional carpet weaving and woodwork.
  • Hiking to Cold Water Bay.

Kayakoy Information

  • Wear shoes that help you in Trekking.

Kayakoy Ticket Prices

  • Entrance Fee to visit the Museum in Kayakoy, 8TL.

How To reach Kayakoy by Public Transport

  • Dolmus from Downtown Fethiye.

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TripHobo Highlights for Kayakoy

  • Kayakoy Address: KayaKoy, Mugla, Avanos-Goreme Highway, Turkey, Fethiye
  • Kayakoy Contact Number: 252-6141150
  • Kayakoy Timing: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Kayakoy Price: 8 TRY
  • Best time to visit Kayakoy(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kayakoy: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kayakoy

  • 95% of people who visit Fethiye include Kayakoy in their plan

  • 80.35% of people start their Kayakoy visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Kayakoy

Monday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kayakoy

People normally club together Oludeniz Blue Lagoon and Gemiler Island while planning their visit to Kayakoy.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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