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Kayakoy Ghost Town and Fethiye Bazaar

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Fethiye, Turkey
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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Shop the Fethiye Tuesday market with a local guide, then visit the Kayakoy ghost town on a full-day tour that includes pickup and drop-off at Fethiye-area hotels. Practice your bargaining skills in a colorful market that overflows with everything from spices to olive oil and clothing, visit a Turkish delight factory, and explore a former Greek village that was abandoned in 1923.
  • Full-day market and ghost town tour
  • Shop Fethiye bazaar with a guide
  • Visit a gold center and Turkish delight factory
  • See an abandoned, century-old town
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Fethiye area

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Turkish delight tasting
Food and drinks
Entrance fee to Kayakoy
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up point is always outside the hotel close to security gate / mian gate of the hotel.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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What To Expect

Start the day with a morning pickup at your Fethiye-area hotel, including hotels in Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Calis, and Ovacik, then travel to the Fethiye’s celebrated Tuesday market. Exploring with a guide means you can navigate the maze-like market with confidence, finding the best stalls to shop for fabric, shoes, bags, souvenirs, spices, and more.

Following the guided market tour, you’ll have free time to keep shopping on your own before heading to your next stop: the biggest gold center in Fethiye. Browse pieces made by local artisans, then stop by a nearby Turkish delight factory to try samples of the classic sweet.

Continue to the ghost town of Kayakoy, (about a 30-minute drive,) and learn the story of the onetime Greek community that was abandoned in 1923. Keep your camera ready as you wander through the eerie, empty town, where thousands of houses, along with schools, chapels, and churches, are crumbling after almost a century of neglect (admission to Kayakoy is not included).

Finish the day with drop-off at your hotel.
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Kayakoy
Shop until you drop at Fethiye's famous Tuesday market then visit the ghost town of Kayakoy on this 8-hour tour. Besides Fethiye market, you'll visit a center for gold jewelry and a Turkish delight factory, where you'll enjoy a tasting, before exploring the eerie abandoned town of Kayakoy, once a flourishing Greek settlement.
Duration: 360 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Hotel Pickup
This experience is eligible for hotel pickup. Once your purchase is complete, you’ll be able to coordinate pickup details directly with your operator.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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j81aiden
, Nov 2019
I have serious concerns about this tour, which was unsafe and offered nothing of value. First of all, our family of 2 adults and 2 young children was picked up from our hotel by a friend of the tour guide and driven in a small, dirty car to a meeting point just outside of the market. There were 5 other people in a group that had come with the tour guide. The tour guide simply told us all to meet back at a given time and left. He did not show us around the market, nor were we taken to a Turkish delight factory or gold centre. We arrived at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time, and there were several unfamiliar coach buses and tour groups that came and went. 15 minutes past the meeting time, and the tour guide was nowhere to be found. We were in a clearly visible spot, and it would have taken someone extremely unconcerned with their job to miss us. We tried calling the tour operator but no answer for a good 30 minutes. We nearly called a taxi to take us back to our hotel when finally the tour operator answered and confirmed the tour guide would be coming back for us. We waited, and were picked up 15 minutes later by the tour guide who arrived on an unfamiliar tour bus with about 20 other people, whom we had never seen before. We had seen this bus come and go along with several other buses 30 minutes prior, and my best guess is the tour guide never bothered to get off, nor did he take a roll of the tour guests to check if anyone was missing. At this point, we did not feel completely comfortable or safe with the tour operator. The tour guide was clearly annoyed at having to pick us up, which he tried to blame us for, and told us to quickly find a seat on the crowded bus, as the driver abruptly started to drive off. The next leg of the journey to Kayakoy, the driver of the bus nearly had an accident when driving down a very narrow lane, one tire went over the edge of the road towards a steep drop with houses down below. Kayakoy was very hot, though interesting, and the tour guide went into more detail about it’s history. After a decent meal at a local restaurant (which we were all brought to by the tour guide but paid for separately) we were taken around the ruins by the tour guide. There were a lot of steep inclines paved with loose rocks, and not suitable for young children. We were then separated from the group again and driven back to our hotel by the tour guide’s friend. Frankly, we deserve a refund and an apology.

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