Hello all! We are a family of four, with 2 children, a seven year-old girl and one year-old boy. We live in Kayaköy, Fethiye, Muğla Turkey which is in the Southwest coast of Turkey. We also run a restaurant in the village as a family. We need an urgent help for our little son. We could provide a tent in a nice garden, shower and toilet and also all meals. There are very nice bays and beaches around our village and since the destination is one of the best destinations in Turkey, you could go around the city for both historical places and touristic attractions. The tent is in the garden of the restaurant which has a fascinating view of the old city and sunset. Our restaurant, , is a tiny little old house with 7 tables and so, there is no big crowd there.
We need a person who could care our son from 17:00 until 22:00 for 5 days and in other times, you could enjoy your time by swimming or wandering around. It is your choice. If you would like to help in the kitchen or in the service we'll be pleased but it's up to you. Our restaurant has guests who are mostly tourists. If you like to meet with new people, this place is very best for you. Of course our priority is our son who needs to be cared. We hope you like our family and our village..
Babysitting / child care
Our village, Kayakoy, which is on the Southwest Coast of Turkey is a touristic village with an ancient old city located at the center. You could also visit many historical places around Fethiye which is only 12 km away from our village. All the best coasts and old historical places are very near but you could also join some classes in the Art Camp which is a center in the village, and also enjoy swimming in bays and beaches around. We are only 10 minutes away from Oludeniz, which the most famous beach of Turkey and your mornings are free..
We are a friendly family from Kayaköy, Fethiye, Turkey looking for a person who could care our 1 year old son and also be a sister for our 7 year old daughter. We need someone who is talkative, friendly, and love children. We would like someone who will play with our daughter and also care for our baby. Our baby son is very friendly who has two times of naps in the afternoon and who goes to sleep at around 21:30. So, we need care from 17:00 till 22:00.
You will have 2 free days a week which you can choose and also you will be free in the mornings to swim or do what you like.
We ask for 5 hours of help per day, 5 days a week. We ask that you stay a minimum of 2 weeks.
You do not need to clean a house or help us in the restauarant. We need only a babysitter or an elder sister who could care our son in a nice garden.
Tent in a huge and fascinating garden with a single bed and a drawer inside. Also a bathroom and toilet for your use. We give all meals free in our restaurant and shall behave you as a member of our family.
Where we live and work: (from wikipedia)
Kayaköy, anciently known as Lebessos and Lebessus (Ancient Greek: Λεβέσσος) and later pronounced as Livissi (Greek: Λειβίσσι) is a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. In Roman ancient times it was a Greek-speaking city in the Lycia province. Anatolian Greeks continued to inhabit the city until approximately 1922 when they either perished or fled to Greece. The townspeople were subsequently barred from returning by the 1923 Population exchange between Greece and Turkey. The ghost town, now preserved as a museum village, consists of hundreds of rundown but still mostly standing Greek-style houses and churches which cover a small mountainside and serve as a stopping place for tourists visiting Fethiye and nearby Ölüdeniz.
Livissi/ Kayaköy village
Its population in 1900 was about 2,000, almost all Greek Orthodox Christians; however, it is now empty except for tour groups and roadside vendors selling handmade goods. However, there is a selection of houses which have been restored, and are currently occupied.
An abandoned church
Livissi was built probably in the 18th century on the site of the ancient city of Lebessus, a town of ancient Lycia. Lycian tombs can be found in the village and at Gokceburun, north of the village.
Lebessus is mentioned as a Christian bishopric in the Notitia Episcopatuum of Pseudo-Epiphanius composed under the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius in about 640, and in the similar early 10th-century document attributed to Emperor Leo VI the Wise, as a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Myra, the capital of the Roman province of Lycia, to which Lebessus belonged. Since it is no longer a residential bishopric, Lebessus is listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.
Livissi is probably the place where the inhabitants of Byzantine Gemiler Island fled to protect themselves from pirates. It experienced a renewal after nearby Fethiye (known as Makri) was devastated by an earthquake in 1856 and a major fire in 1885. More than 20 churches and chapels were built in the village and the plain (Taxiarhes - the 'Upper' church - and 'Panayia Pyrgiotissa' - the 'lower' church - St. Anna, St. George, etc.). Most of them are still standing in ruinous or semi-ruinous condition. The village population was over 6.000 people, according to Greek and Ottoman sources.
At the ending of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), Kayaköy was already completely abandoned. The persecutions of Livissi inhabitants as well as Greeks of nearby Makri (Fethiye), were part of the wider campaign against all Ottoman Greeks and other Christians of the Empire. The persecutions in the area started in 1914 in Makri. In 1916, a letter in Greek addressed to Sir Alfred Biliotti, the Consul General of Great Britain at Rhodes, explained the murders and persecution of Livissi and Macri Greeks who asked him for intervention. Unfortunately, the letter was intercepted at Livissi by Turkish authorities. Later that same year, many families of Levissi were deported and driven on foot to Denizli, around 220 km away. There, they suffered various extreme atrocities and tortures, facing even death.
Two more exile phases followed in 1917 and 1918. In 1917, families were sent in villages near Denizli, such as Acıpayam, through forced march of fifteen days, consisting mainly of the elderly, women and children, who had remained in the area. During that death march, the roads were strewn with bodies of dead children and the elderly who succumbed to hunger and fatigue. The exiles of the next year were no less harsh. In September 1922, the few remaining Greeks of Livissi and Makri abandoned their homes and embarked on ships to Greece. Some of them founded Nea Makri (New Makri) in Attica.
Many of the abandoned buildings were damaged in the 1957 Fethiye earthquake.
Today Kayaköy village serves as a museum and is a historical monument. Around 500 houses remain as ruins and are under the protection of the Turkish government, including two Greek Orthodox Churches, which remain the most important sites of the ghost town. There is a private museum on the history of the town. In the middle of the village stands a fountain that dates from the seventeenth century. Kayaköy was adopted by the UNESCO as a World Friendship and Peace Village.
On 9 September 2014, the Turkish government announced plans to develop the village. It plans to offer a 49-year lease that will "partially open Kayaköy's archeological site to construction" and anticipated "construction of a hotel, as well as tourist facilities that will encompass one-third of the village."
Villagers were mostly professional craftsmen. Currently the most important economic factor of the place is tourism. It is envisaged that the village will be partially restored.
Kayaköy, the fictional Eskibahçe
Kayaköy is presumed to be the inspiration behind "Eskibahçe", the imaginary village chosen by Louis de Bernières as the setting of his 2004 novel Birds Without Wings.
In 2014, Kayaköy also took centre stage in the closing scenes of Russell Crowe's film The Water Diviner.
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We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week