Levissi is located in Anatolia, the Asian part of Turkey also known as Asia Minor. There, at the foot of the Taurus Mountain Range, nestled on a steep hillside, in a ravishing landscape, are the remains of the Greek village of Levissi. Its foundations date back to the ancient Lycians, whose obscure civilization is responsible for the cornerstones of democracy. Today, most buildings in Levissi date back to the 18th Century with remains of the Eastern Roman Empire strewn amongst the many ruins. Though situated next to Turkey’s prime tourist destination, Levissi, or Kayaköy as it is known today, has remained in its original, albeit ruinous, state for nearly a century. As nearby Fethiye and Ölüdeniz are running out of land to build ever more tourist facilities and villas, the Kaya Valley is threatened to become the next target of the ongoing building boom. Several Greek buildings and reportedly, even a Lycian tomb have been destroyed to make way for summer homes of the nouveau riche.