The lower floors of the houses in Kayaköy were used as a pantry. The houses were around 50 m 2 in size, and the most distinctive feature was the unobstructed view. The houses in Kayaköy which had two floors housed a cistern on the lower floor where rainwater accumulated. There were approximately 2000 houses, a number of chapels, two churches, schools and customs buildings were built from a natural stone with walls 60 cm thick.
There were two types settlements at Kayaköy.
The Greeks lived on the slope and the Turks lived on the flat terrain. For centuries the two communities co existed together in peace, prosperity and wealth.
Nowadays, we may not be accustomed to, but we miss the relative calm, birds singing and the lush vegetation which defined Kayaköy. Despite people, nature never forgets it's essence. The symbol of Peace being the olive tree, spite all wars, continues to flourish and prosper.
The famous Çin Bal kebab salon, Levissi garden restaurant & wine house, Istanbul restaurant, venues where locals make traditional pastries and wine houses can be found in Kayaköy.