Kayaköy, known as Levissi in Greek is situated in Turkey’s Teke peninsula, part of ancient Lycia. In the early 1900’s it was home to an estimated 3,000 Greeks. Following the Greco-Turkish war, 1919-1922 and the subsequent exchange of populations, the Greeks were forcibly expelled. Some of those Greek refugees founded the Athens suburb of Nea Livissia.
This is the largest “ghost-town” in Asia minor, an eerie, empty place with hundreds of run-down, deserted homes, two derelict Orthodox churches and an other-worldly atmosphere of intense sadness.
These are 20th century ruins in a region rich with ancient Greek ruins.
"A mysterious Blue Feeling", comp. & trombone solo : Pierre Chabrèle
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Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:20th century ruins, Asia minor, Brenda Turnnidge, Greco-Turkish war, 1919-1922, Greece, Kayakoy, Levissi, Mediterranean, Pierre Chabrèle, Turkey, ghost town