For one week, every Christmas, London dramatically empties. With lots of city-dwellers heading to visit family, the festive period is the perfect time for anyone left in the city to treat it like a personal playground. Here are some favourite locations looking like a spectacular ghost town
Kayakoy, Turkey was once a thriving Greek village, home to 25,000 people. In 1923, the town was completely deserted when its inhabitants, along with millions of other Greeks in Turkey, were forced out of the country due to the Greek war of independence. Since then, the village – which had been populated since the 13th century – has stood empty and deteriorating. Kayakoy is the largest and most well preserved ghost village in Asia Minor.