Ghost Town

If you pass the Hisarönü Village and go further 5 km from the pines, you will see a "dream-village". This is Kayakoy. The village was an old Greek settlement consisting of hundreds of houses lined up in such a way that one would not obstruct the other. Because the Anatolian Greeks were good agriculturalists, they were not planted in the land. The houses were built in the surrounding rocky, stony areas. Kayaköy was established in accordance with this understanding. In the village until 1922 25 thousand people lived. During the "Exchange" after the War of Independence, the inhabitants of the village migrated to Greece. It is known that the Christian community has lived in the village since the 13th century. Here, immigrants from Western Thrace were placed. Houses were built on the plain in front of Kayaköy. Now there are a few thousand inhabitants on the plain.

The old houses were completely protected. The old name was Levissi and there were two churches and 14 chapels (small church) in the village. Taksiyarhis and Katopanayi churches are in ruins. The second one is the wooden gate at the Fethiye Museum. The Church of Panagia Pirgiotis (Lower church) is in good condition. This interesting church with frescoes is worth a visit.

Before the exchange, she was a very lively settlement, with female and male primary schools, doctors and pharmacies, a printing house, and a large number of shops. The newspaper was published. Most of the Muslims who came with the exchange have been migrated to other places for various reasons. Those who went to Greece were settled in a place near Athens. They called it Nea Makri. I mean, they set up the "New Meğri".

When you follow the stone-paved road and reach the chapel on the hill, you see Soguksu Bay as a panoramic view. Even though the weather is very hot, this place always gives a cool breeze. Kayaköy's breeze is not missing and there are no mosquitoes.

The village has several eating and drinking facilities. You can eat, have a drink. Peasant women in front of their homes in front of the dough board waffle. The pancakes are made from brown flour, spinach, cheese, parsley and a variety of herbs collected from the environment, delicious and satisfying. You can also enjoy a cool summer evening in the self-catering restaurants, the gazebos under the vine trees. You can walk to Ölüdeniz by a walkway leading from the old village. The road is 5 km. and walk among the pines.