My husband and I have a plot of land in Kayakoy, Fethiye / Mugla province in Turkey. This is an ancient land with a unique history. The Lycians once lived here, then the Greeks, who were forced to leave their homes in a hurry and go on a one-way trip. And it was like this:
Until the 1920s, in the village of Kayakoy, located 8 kilometers from Fethiye, there was a mixed Greek-Turkish population. For centuries the Turks lived side by side with the Greeks, until in 1923 the countries did not exchange: ethnic Greeks drew from the territory of Turkey to their historic homeland and at the same time returned to the land of their ancestors Greek Turks. The exchange did not always go smoothly, deportations led to many human tragedies. And nowhere is this more visible than in the abandoned village of Kayakoy. A dilapidated and frightening village with stone buildings, a snake wriggling on a mountainside, was abandoned by Greek inhabitants and turned into a ghost town. Among the ruins you can see two churches with partially preserved interior decor.
Ever since Kayakoy is called a ghost town. Here they make films and hold festivals. The government is going to restore abandoned houses and rent to visitors. My husband and I also make plans for the development of eco-tourism, using the available resources on our plot of land.
Looking for finances for building several bungalows and a dining room for tourists. There are plans to open culinary courses in which visiting tourists can be trained. Also I am going to give art therapy classes for children and adults. Tourists who will come to us will take an active part in daily rural activities, such as caring for cattle – we buy several goats and sheep, as well as chickens and turkeys. Every morning, people will participate in the preparation of breakfast, scrambled fresh eggs, collect natural tomatoes, cucumbers, greens from the garden. Lunches and dinners will be held in the open air. The food is exclusively natural.
There we also plan to put a couple of gazebos where tourists will sit, read, meditate and just relax in the lap of nature. That will be fruitfully reflected in visitors. Art therapy, cooking classes, walks through the forest, which is located 50 meters from us, participation in rural activities and festivals in our village, communication with local people, including many creative people who live over there, all these things will contribute to the development of ecological tourism in our region.
For me, our project and its financing are very important. This is more than a dream. I really want to support my spouse in this project. After all, we are guided by the desire not only to open our own business, but the desire to help people. After all, coming here, they will be able to find themselves, to reveal their inner potential, to feel like a part of nature.
Please finance our project!!!!!!!