Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Kayaköy, The Abandoned Village



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The village of Kayaköy, in southern Turkey, used to house a Greek population. When the Greeks returned to Greece, no-one moved in, and the village has gradually fallen into disrepair.

The site is run as a museum, with a small entrance charge, but it's worth it to wander through these deserted streets. We were there "off season" so it wasn't swarming with tourists, either.

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11 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

oh wow, how cool!

(BTW, I have a new blog!)

Carrie's Rambles said...

Wow! That would have been amazing to walk through!

Tabor said...

I am jealous. What a cool place for photographs and thinking!

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the ruins, loved the atmosphere and quietness (yes, your wonderful photos did convey quietness! :-D), but what I loved the most was that blue sky. Marvellous. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Jenn Erickson said...

What beautiful ruins and a fascinating history. Oh how I long to go back to Turkey!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It looks fascinating. Happy New Year to you.

Jan Pag said...

Travelling by taxi from Fethiye to Olu Deniz in 1985 the driver stopped here and we were able to wander about the village. There was no entrance fee and nobody else about that day. There was also no Google and our mutual language skills were not sufficient to clarify what had happened but we made a good guess. It is good to finally put a name to it and have or guesses confirmed.

MJ said...

AMAZING. I love abandoned places, they're so cool to go into and pretend you're in like a zombie film or something. Also, y'know, culture.

Rachel said...

And a glorious blue sky...

Charlotte said...

I am loving these photographs of Turkey. I have always wanted to visit and this is definitely something that would appeal to me. I have a thing for abandoned villages.

carma said...

a friend from high school recently moved to Istanbul - just up and moved and is going to set up some type of business there. You have been so many places I am in awe and realize how incredibly dull my life is lately ;-)

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