Kusadasi is located on the south west coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea overlooking the Greek Island of Samos and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey. Kusadasi was one of the earliest toursim destinations and still remains to be popular with its clear blue seas, beautiful nature, fabulous harbour, fine restaurants serving delicious Aegean food and historic sites.
Kusadasi is only 4 hours from the UK, and flights are easy to find all year round into Izmir Airport n which is located just 45 minute drive away from Kusadasi plus Bodrum International Airport is just a 90 minute drive away, making both airports easily accessible from most European countries.
Around 900 cruise liners visit the port annually and this magnificent resort has experienced explosive growth in recent years and there are now 2,500 resident visas held by foreigners living in and around Kusadasi.
Kusadasi town and areas have an excellent infrastructure. You can find many Western high-street names here from to Tesco (Kipa), and B&Q .
It used to be a fishing village but now Kusadasi, has transformed into a bustling place. The beaches are great and after dark the town comes to life, with vibrant bars and clubs setting an upbeat pace. If you’re in search of old Turkey, you’ve got cobbled streets, mosques, old-school tavernas and bazaars here, too.
Kusadasi gives you 8 beaches to choose from. There is the very popular Ladies Beach, a big sweep of golden sand that’s backed by a smart promenade filled with a variety of restaurants and bars providing all day refreshments and food. There are plenty of sun beds and umbrellas for hire, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine or for those who want a more active day at the beach there is a variety of water sports available, including windsurfing which is a big hit at this beach. There is also Long Beach, which is great for water-sports and snorkeling. Pamuk Beach offers a long stretch of sand and ample amounts of space accommodating everyone. The beach is also backed by a range of all inclusive hotels. For a quieter option, there is Kustur Beach, which tends to be less busy.
Kusadasi has three water-parks within easy reach, too. There’s Aqualand, at Kusadasi Long Beach, for a start. And on the outskirts, you’ve got Aqua Fantasy, part of an upmarket hotel and spa complex, which comes with DJs and dance shows as well. And last but not least, there’s Adaland, with its dolphin and sea park.
The ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus are just half an hour away. You can see the remains of the Temple of Artemis, the Roman library, and even the public toilets and a sign for the brothel. Just outside the city is the house where the Virgin Mary is said to have died.
Also Priene and Miletos are worth exploring.
DAVUTLAR is a very up and coming area just south of Kusadasi close to the Dilek Peninsula. The area is peaceful and tranquil and has a great selection of sandy beaches, with cool clean waters, which separate you from the Island of Samos a great place to sit and whatch the sun setting. Davutlar is only 9 miles from the centre of Kusadasi and very accessible by local transport. Davutlar is a traditional agricultural village, so you can stop and buy from the roadside, great tasting fruit and vegtable nut it is fast becoming a hotspot for investors.
KUSADASI INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE is a fabulous resort located in an area of national parkland and enjoys stunning views of the Samos Island and the Aegean Sea. The beautiful sandy Long Beach can be found just a short drive away. This resort enjoys a terrific 18 hole golf course, a private beach, swimming pools and a spa centre and much much more.
LADIES BEACH is a lovely and popluar area and is located close to the town centre of Kusadasi where you will find all amenities such as shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Ladies beach offers a big sweep of golden sand, the perfect place for relaxing in the sunshine and offers a variety of water sport activities. There is also a fabulous promanade filled with variety of great bars and restaurants.
SOGUCAK is a peaceful pleasant village offering beautiful surroundings. You can find the town centre of Kusadasi 11km away, here you will find a wonderful variety of lovely shops, cafes, great bars and restaurants. The beautiful and popular Paradise Beach is situated around 1.5km away.
Prices are realistic and homes enchanting. It’s a great place to buy a Property in Turkey.
What’s on throughout 2019
Izmir European Jazz Festival - For music lovers, the city welcomes big names in Turkish and European Jazz (March - date to be confirmed)
Gold Pigeon Music Festival - This event is certainly a favourite with locals and visitors. Singers, shows and concerts will be held all over the resort. This lively vibrant street festival will have comedy shows and free concerts to go along with it - June (date to be confirmed)
Izmir International Festival - This lively music festival will take place in the nearby port city of Izmir - June (date to be confirmed)
Ferries between Turkey and Greece
Kusadasi to Samos - Not far from the shores of Kusadasi is the fantatsic Greek island of Samos, these two destinations makes the perfect pair and a trip from both sides is a must. Crossings are available twice a day during the summer months, the journey takes just 80 minutes. Samos is popluar for its sweet wine and has many lovely old villages and golden beaches to explore.
Kusadasi Area Markets
TUESDAY :location is near ”Ladies Beach”,selling local vegetables and fruits.
FRIDAY: location is near ”Ladies Beach”,selling local vegetables and fruits.
WEDNESDAY: locations is close to the main minibus station at the city center is selling only clothes.
Fish Market in Kusadasi-It is on the right before coming to the port.You can find the fresh catch of the day. Whether it is mackerel, octopus, sea bass, gray mullet, red mullet, anchovy, sea bream, squid, or many other types of fish you will find it for sale here.
Things to do!
Daily boat trips from Kusadasi marina or Pigeon Island
Pigeon Island known as Bird Island is the symbol of Kusadasi. There is a Museum inside the old Byzantine Castle and you can also enjoy the stunning views across Kusadasi.
Sirince and its Wines-
Fabulous traditional village of Sirince where you can view the vineyards and olive groves. There are plenty of cafes to eat and drink.
Enjoy a peaceful day away from all the hustle and bustle in this beautiful village which you can travel to via car. It is the perfect place to wonder around.
Dilek National Park-
The national park near Kusadasi is a natural beauty where you can enjoy walking and picnics for seven months of the year from April to November and go swimming throughout the summer months.
The history of Ephesus goes back to 3000 BC. It is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in the world. It was a pilgrimage center of first Cybele then Artemis and finally the Virgin Mary.
Kusadasi International Golf Course-
This super 18 hole Golf Course sits in a prominent place with stunning sea views, looking to the Greek Islands. There are properties for sale on the Golf complex. The clubhouse offers the Golf Course offices, a super 5star a la carte restaurant,and over looks the 9th hole with its stunning green views of the area. The clubhouse also houses the pro shop, here you can arrange lessons if you are a beginner or check out what tournaments are available during your stay, the complete package.
Adaland Water Park
This fantastic water park is a great day out for all the family to enjoy. There are many pools, water slides, rafting and you can get to swim with Dolphins in the swimming training pool. There is fun for everyone.