This private tour shines the spotlight on Kayakoy, one of the best-preserved ghost villages in Turkey. Abandoned nearly 100 years ago, there's something eerily atmospheric about the crumbling houses and churches. There's also a visit to the Butterfly Valley hamlet of Faralya, a landscape of deep gorges, pine forests and fruit orchards.We kick off with a drive to Faralya. It's locally known as the ‘village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley', which says everything you need to know about its location. The mosque's minaret is a great selfie backdrop. Then it's on to the star of the show – Kayakoy.Draped over a hillside, its was abandoned by Greeks, fleeing war in the 1920s. Meander through silent streets that once rang with voices. Peek into roofless stone houses as your guide explains their tiered designs, and the tiny chapels and little school. And see the empty basilica, with its faded frescoes and mosaics. Eerie yet fascinating. There's also a farm visit, too.
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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