Only 15 km. from Fethiye!
In the near history, (before 1. world war.) in the village
called Kaya or Kayaköy (Karmylassos), Greek people used to live in
peace under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. There used to be about
3000 buildings, 5 doctors, 3 pharmacies, 1 school, 2 big churches,
more than 10 small monastries. The settling of this village (the
Greek settlement) date the 15th century. The small church downtown,
dates 1888. The other church (the bigger one up the hill) said to be
built before the small one.
In January 30 1923, there was a population exchange agreement
between Turkish-Greek governments. According to this agreement, the
Greek people living in Turkey would be sent to Greece and the
Turkish people in Greece would be sent to Turkey. The Greek people
here, by this agreement, went back to Greece; but the Turkish people
living in Greece didn't want to come back to Turkey, because the
Greek government did not want to pay the indemnity for any of the
goods, lands, or the houses they owned in Greece. So that, the
houses which were reserved for the Turkish residence, waited for a
long time with allowing noone in.
Later on, the big earthquakes that shaked Fethiye Region (especially
the one in 1957), damaged the houses. That's
why the old city is now looking like a ghost town.