Kayakoy is in south western Turkey and 8k from the bigger and more well known Fethiye. The area is know as Kaya valley the Koy part means village.
There are lots of villas to rent here all very private and scattered through the valley. Our villa last year was very unique having a living room on top of the house with open walls and a wonderful view,we will not find another one like it.
I'm not going to complain about getting up at 3 am to catch our 7am flight to Dalaman or of the cramped conditions on board the plane, I'm sure animals are allowed more space when flying. I'm not going to moan about the surly customs and immigrations officials at Dalaman who are obviously trained at the school of Monsters inc.where they are taught never to smile at weary travellers and scowl all day long, it's not an easy job,all that scowling. So not moaning or complaining I will tell you what happened when we arrived in the land of sunshine. I have to add that as you leave the airport it will be the last time you will meet a scowling face as any other Turkish person you meet will be kind and considerate except when they're shouting at each other.
We pick up our hired car at the airport and drive to Kayakoy, it takes just over an hour. We are to pick the keys for our villa from the local shop. The owner of the villa, Mustafa jumps in the car to show us the way which is just as well as I'm positive that this stony,dusty,off road track will not be found on any map.
Our villa is surrounded by gardens and fields with the ghost village as it's backdrop. We look around the house and although it's not as pretty as last years it's nice enough and we only intend to sleep here.
I open the fridge in anticipation of the welcome pack the website said would be waiting, nothing, zilch, not even a cold bottle of water, I am disappointed. Large year our fridge was fill to bursting with food,drink and home made Turkish mezes. There is a book on the table labelled "welcome pack" Oh well,this is Turkey after all and you don't always get what you're promised, we are used to that. I did think that as the owner had his own shop a pint of milk and some bread and water wouldn't have been too much to ask.
We also have no wi fi which is my fault for not checking, but we are able to use wi fi in restaurants and bars everywhere.
We dump the cases and change quickly and jump into the freezing pool,when I say jump I mean dip my foot in followed by my body a little at a time,brrr! No heated pools here.
There are also long winged wasps who mingle with the dragonflies, they are not so welcome as they have a nasty sting. Thankfully they don't come near us as they're only here to drink at the pool,who knew that wasps drank water? But they do.
To be continued......