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    Kayaköy Ghost Town is an abandoned village near Ölüdeniz in south Turkey. It was home to some 2300+ Christians who 'resettled' to mainland Greece after the formation of the modern Turkish State in 1923. Kayaköy has some 450 ruined houses, two churches, school and various other buildings.

    We first visited this site about 18 years ago, and alot has changed since then, however Kayaköy is now preserved as a museum village, and has recently become a UNESCO Friendship & Peace village. These pictures were taken on October 2010.

    Kayaköy was the inspiration for Louis De Bernières' (of Captain Corelli's Mandolin fame) book 'Birds Without Wings'

    The embarrassing thing about this report it that most of the photos were taken by my wife!











    My little Urbexer...Second time he has shown his face on DP! (the older one was too shy!)









    And why I go to this place....





    Up, Up and away from 8500 feet high!


    Enjoy!

    N.
    Last edited by neill; 22nd Jan 11 at 00:34.

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    Thanks for sharing Neill. What a fascinating place!

    Wouldn't have liked to have a family there and pushed a pram up and down those hills
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    Mindblowing desolation. A real inspiration.

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    Truly fascinating Neill, great find and pics :)
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    what a great place thanks for posting
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    Looks like you realy had a great trip
    Realy interesting looking place .
    Thank you and hey ,no reason to be embarrassed every reason tobe proud.;)
    Top man ,thanks for shareing

    SK :)

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    Wow, fabulous place. Especially love the church with it's faded grandeur. Thanks to both you and Mrs Neill for such lovely pics. Cheers. :)
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    Wow! Now this is my kind of place! Thanks for sharing

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    Awesome place, love it!
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    Hey great stuff that and the paraglideing :)
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