The guide takes you into the church , how much money can he get from you using charm? Falling for it is very easy as many English go there and do not realise that the place is being used for dealing drugs. Police are not aware but tourists are being used . The locals try and get money from you from being as nice as possible!
Be careful if your invited into the room by the church if the guide is following you. Again using all his charm, the guide tries it on. Women are taken in there reguarly not realising that money is the main aim.
He claims he has to 'eat out of bins' because he's so poor!
But there is a group of these men working together, they see who can get the most females, then after asking tourists to keep visisting the challenge is how much money they can get.
First of all they act like they don't need any money but then after swearing how much they love you the visa story crops up or the plea for help to pay fines. The lies don't stop.
You get comfortable and then with beaming smiles the men offer wine. This is to get you to stay there as long as possible so that you can be charged a lot of money. If you don't agree he will soon get his helpers to surround you, so you pay! He is not so happy looking if you won't pay his prices - even if you haven't really had much he tries to get money.
The family seem to be a big part of this and there seems to be competition between the men on who can get the 'single' female tourists first! To pull the tourists in they buy puppies and cute animals so you'll be fooled.
The men there will lie saying they are not involved with any other women but none of it is true and it's all about how much money they can get from you to buy more drugs.
Being my clumsy self, I made the silly mistake of leaning on a pillar near the altar of the lower church. It began to fall, and was just saved from smashing by my highly embarassed father. Even so, this should serve as a warning, do not trust the buildings in Kayakoy, they have not fared well over time and unfortunately, if no drastic action is taken, I don't think it will be long until Kayakoy will not exist.
When walking across the ghost town of Kayakoy, there are many awkward gaps, steep climbs and the most common of all, slippery rocks, that have to be walked across in order to get the most out of the area, therefore, DO NOT make the same mistake I did and wear sandals or something similar. Wear something with a good grip so you can at least reach the church, the main attraction of the village, without risking breaking your neck!