Kayakoy Ghost Town And Fethiye Bazaar

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up point is always outside the hotel close to security gate / mian gate of the hotel.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Shop until you drop at Fethiye's famous Tuesday market then visit the ghost town of Kayakoy on this 8-hour tour. Besides Fethiye market, you'll visit a center for gold jewelry and a Turkish delight factory, where you'll enjoy a tasting, before exploring the eerie abandoned town of Kayakoy, once a flourishing Greek settlement.

Highlights

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Get inside tips from a local

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Expect pickup from your hotel around 8:30am precise timings will be confirmed on booking.

Your first stop is Fethiye's famous Tuesday market, a bustling bazaar that's home to hundreds of stalls. Your guide will help you navigate the maze of vendors selling fabric, shoes, bags, spices, souvenirs, and produce from olive oil to raki, and bargain with the local traders who come from villages all around to sell their wares. You'll have some free time for shopping after the market tour.

Next, it's time to shop for two Turkish favorites: gold jewelry and Turkish delight. You'll visit the biggest gold center in Fethiye, home to some impressive pieces of workmanship from local artisans. From here, head to the Turkish delight factory to sample some classic flavors of this sticky sweet before perhaps buying some to take home.

It's around half an hour's drive to the celebrated ghost town, Kayakoy (entrance fee at own expense). Known as Karmylassos in ancient times, 100 years ago this was a flourishing Greek town called Levissi, home to around 4,000 houses, many chapels and churches, plus schools and a forge.

Then Turkey and Greece fought a war and, in 1923, agreed to exchange populations: Turks abandoned Turkish villages in Greece and returned to the mainland, and Greeks abandoned Greek villages in Turkey to head home. Like other migrants, Levissi's population took only what they could carry by hand, leaving behind this eerie wasteland.

You'll finish at Kayakoy before 4pm, returning to your hotel around 4:30pm.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Turkish delight tasting

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Entrance fee to Kayakoy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate