Travel News & Deals
National park tips: To look down on Yosemite Valley, go here first

Kayakoy, Turkey

Nestled in the hills of the Taurus Mountains, the village of Kayakoy is about 5 miles south of the coastal city of Fethiye. At one time, the village was inhabited by 2,000-plus Greek Orthodox citizens. In 1923, after World War I and the Greco-Turkish War, Greece and Turkey agreed to a compulsory population exchange based on religious ideology, forcing Greek Orthodox citizens of Turkey and the Muslim citizens of Greece to move. The citizens of Kayakoy were repatriated to Greece. When they left, the village was abandoned. Today, it is a museum and historical monument.
Darwinek/Wikimedia Commons
Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
71°