Formerly known as Levissi, it is one of the oldest and largest Anatolian Greek settlements in the South Aegean. This is an old Greek town which is totally migrated to Greece with the Population Exchange after the Indipendence War. Now Kayaköy looks like a ghost town even it had school, hospital, pharmacies and even a printing house and many shops…
There are 35*-400 nr house which are not bigger than 50m2 and positioned non-blocking between each other’s view.
How do I get Kayaköy?
It takes almost 20mins by car from Ölüdeniz city center. There are also small busses however, I recommend to rent a car or a motorbike for whole Muğla. Because there is no regular time table for the busses.
What can I do in Kayaköy?
If you like more the sunset than the sunrise like me, my first advise: Photo Shoot. The sky is getting pink-purple colored when the sunset. You will inspire a deep breath as you look at the old white stone houses and colored sky. You can took plenty of photos even on the stones left behind the houses or small, desolate and even a little bit scary. Local people are using Kayaköy as a photo shoot area for the marriage couple.
Food & Drink in Kayaköy
There is not many options about food & drink. There are only 2 cafes at the entrance at the foot of the mountain of Kayaköy. One of them is usually called and served authentic to white collar and tourists, the other one is open all around and although dark but a cafe that plays good music.We haven’t eaten at either, they were not looking good, maybe just for a cold drink. So when you come here, you should bring a small sandwich, snacks and water with you.
Shopping in Kayaköy
There are a couple of small shopping stalls… but do not get your expectation high.
You can spend a long time for Kayaköy. If you don’t like visiting historical monuments don’t come. But if you have some interest, you can enjoy Ölüdeniz until 14:00 and then come here. Thus you can visit the houses while it is still bright and enjoy the sunset also. I think, you should come and see.