Kuşadası is a coastal resort town in the Aydin Province of Aegean Turkey. It has become a popular holiday resort, especially for visitors from Northern and Western Europe. It has about 50,000 residents, although that grows significantly during the high season months of May to October.
Kusadasi takes its name from the Turkish for'Bird Island', a reference to Pigeon Island, which is connected to the mainland of Kusadasi by a short causeway.
Kuşadası locared 71 km from Aydın city center, is one of the populer holiday centers of the Aegean region. Kuşadası is close to many historical, tourist sites and metropolitan centers like İzmir, Ephesus, the Virgin Mary, Milet, Didim, Pamukkale, Marmaris and Bodrum.
Kuşadası, which offers many options to its visitors, with its natural beauties is one of the important places to be seen in Turkey.
Kusadasi has a typical Mediterranean climate year round with mild winters and long, hot summersFor 300 days of the year, Kusadasi is bathed in sunshine and peak season temperatures average a scorching 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. The hottest months in Kusadasi are July and August with temperatures reaching upRead More
Around 2000 BC. people coming from Lelek, Caria and Lydia had settled down as a society to the slopes of Pilav Mountain. Later one by one with the unit settlements Pigale, Maratheson, Neopolis and Panionion came to life; Ionians and later Romans by Ephesus coming into the dominance ofRead More
There are 2 major international airports near Kusadasi. The first one is Izmir International Airport (ADB) which is 80 kms away from Kusadasi and the other one is Bodrum Airport (BJV) which is 130 km from Kusadasi. There are different ways to reach Kusadasi from those airports. Taking a privateRead More
Kusadasi main bus station hosts several bus companies from all over Turkey. At the high season, you can find direct access to almost all major and popular cities including Istanbul, Ankara, Nevsehir, and Antalya... Everyday there are regular busses running between Izmir and Kusadasi. At winter time every hour andRead More
You can visit Kusadasi by cruise ships or you can take a ferry from Greek island Samos to Kusadasi. There are 2 ferries everyday between Samos and Kusadasi during high season; 08:30 in the morning and 17:00 in the afternoon. Schedules are subject to change due to seasonal, weather andRead More
Major roads from Istanbul, Cappadocia or Antalya are connected to Kusadasi from Aydin via Soke town on the south and Izmir via Selcuk on the north.If you are coming from Izmir airport, you have 3 different options to reach Kusadasi: the minor sub road following the coastline through the villages,Read More
Activities & Sports
Kusadasi is a very good alternative fordivingavtivity. By diving you explore the underwater mysterious world. The "downtown" area near the waterfront is quite modern, with many stores and an open air bazaar. Offerings range from typical souvenirs to fine jewelry and Turkish rugs. Hawkers frequently implore passersby to come inside,Read More
Places of interest
Lying 30 km (19miles) south of Kusadasi towards the end of Kusadasi Bay, on Dilek Peninsula, National Park is one of the most preserved places in the country. Dense pine trees which cover the mountains reach the beaches and sea in this well reserved park. The water in this areaRead More