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Filmmaker Documents Greek Ghost Town of Levissi [video]

The town of Levissi (known as Kayakoy) was once a bustling Greek Orthodox community. Greeks of the 5,000-year-old village were ethnically cleansed and then forcibly expelled in 1922, causing 10,000 people to leave behind the land of their heritage....

Greek Village Being Sold in Turkey

The Turkish government is seeking an investor for a ghost-village once inhabited by Greek population. Greek village Levissi, now called Kayaköy, located on the Turkish coast across the Greek island of Rhodes, will be auctioned by the Culture Ministry of Turkey. Turkey seeks an investor who...

The Beautiful Ghost Town of Kayakoy in Turkey

Kayaköy or Levissi in Greek is a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey, built on the site of the ancient city of Carmylessus in the mid-18th century, where Anatolian Greek speaking Christians lived until approximately 1923...