Thrace & Marmara

Great for an island stay, this Greek village surrounded by scree-covered hills offers spectacular views over the countryside. Its stone houses once deserted and falling into disrepair, the village is benefitting from small-scale tourism and entrepreneurship, and some former residents and families are returning. In 2014, the first baby in 40 years was born to a resident of Tepeköy, a joyous event celebrated both on the island and as far away as Athens and İstanbul. In 2016, a Greek primary school opened in the village.

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1. Zeytinli


Zeytinli is surrounded by green-grey scree-covered hills, with spectacular views over the countryside. It's an idyllic base for an island stay. Once in…

2. Dereköy

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The stone houses in this Greek hilltop village overlooking the valley are mainly deserted and falling into disrepair, making it reminiscent of a ghost…

3. Eski Bademli

4.45 MILES

Hilltop Greek village Eski Bademli (Old Bademli) looks down on rather ugly Yeni Bademli (New Bademli) and over the valley to the Aegean. The village has…

4. Kaleköy

4.55 MILES

Perched on the hillside above the harbour at Kaleköy is 'High Kaleköy' (formerly Kastro), a pretty village built around a ruined Genoese fortress…

7. Cape Helles British Memorial

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This British memorial is a commanding stone obelisk erected in honour of the 20,000-plus Britons and Australians who perished in this area and have no…