Kayakoy Area Guide


Kayakoy is a small peaceful hamlet that sits approximately 8km from the centre of the busy harbour town of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey, a village that offers a wealth of history with an abandoned Greek town set on the hillsides of Kayakoy, old stone houses, shops, churches and a school, which has been virtually untouched since 1923 when the Greeks fled Turkey.

Reached in two ways from Fethiye, either by travelling through the holiday resorts of Ovacik and Hisaronu, or via what’s is known to the locals as the old or back road to Kayakoy, a steep winding mountain road that travels through dense pine forest areas, with this road offering two great stop off points, one taking in stunning views over the bay of Fethiye especially at night with the town lights dancing on the rippling waters, and one overlooking the beautiful natural landscapes of Kayakoy. Both of which offer lovely nature walks to Kayakoy, though a strenuous walk as the roads are rather steep.

Once in the village you can pay a small fee and head into the old abandoned village, and even take the walk a little further and head over the mountain to Kayakoy or the stunning cold water springs around the bay from Oludeniz.

Property in Kayakoy is often traditional stone built cottages, some rather dilapidated and in need if desperate renovation, and some stunning luxury Kayakoy villas that have been lovingly restored to very high standards, and this type of Kayakoy property for sale is very highly sought after by investors as they prove to be very desirable for tourists earning investors very high rental yields.

If you buy property in Kayakoy you can be assured of a traditional way of life surrounded by nature with the sounds of chickens and various livestock as many of the local people still have large plots of farm like land, often growing their own organic fruit, vegetables and salads, and all just a short drive to the sublime Gemiler beach and the centre of Fethiye for all your shopping needs, with the village hosting a few local shops, cafes and restaurants, etc, with many having views of the abandoned Ghost Village.

On a final note, we would always strongly advice when searching for property in Kayakoy for sale, that you check the legality of the building as many homes in Kayakoy can be illegal builds and the land may not have been issued with any building permission and will have no habitation licence.


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