A Sailing Holiday Full of History and Hollywood

It’s designated by UNESCO as a World Friendship and Peace Village, so you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing ever exciting happens in Kayako, the so-called “ghost town” of Turkey’s coast.
Turkish ruins you can visit on a sailing holiday
But something changed in the usually sleepy village last year when Hollywood heavyweight Russell Crowe chose the remarkable location to feature in his directorial debut. Crowe’s film, The Water Diviner, is set 100 years ago and sees his character travel to Turkey in order to find his sons, who have gone missing in action. So what better location could there be for the Turkey of a century ago than a town that has barely been touched since 1922?

Crowe reportedly endeared himself to residents by casting local talent in the feature film, and he was keen to use the expertise and knowledge of those around him to recreate a world from days gone by. A world that locals were thrilled to see returned to the now deserted streets.

So whilst enjoying a sailing holiday off the stunning coast of the Kaya Valley, why not take a moment to step into the shoes of not just the town’s ancient ancestors but the size elevens of Oscar-winning Mr Russell Crowe himself?

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