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Travel Guide to Kusadası

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  • Turkey
  • Aydın
  • 0000 km²
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  • Turkish
  • 00000 million
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General Information About Kusadası

Kusadasi is one of the most beautiful and famous places for recreation and fun holidays. Today it is one of the most sophisticated holiday resorts in Turkey.

Kusadasi is located in a superb gulf in the Aegean Region of Turkey and means “Bird Island”. This pretty town attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world with its many sandy beaches, 300 sunny days in a year, sparkling glassy water of blue Aegean, famous nightlife, countless fish and kebab restaurants, rich shopping facilities, historic sites around etc. Ephesus is one of the most famous ancient city which is beside town. Kusadasi is also the very good start point for trips to Pamukkale, Priene, Miletus, Didiyma, Pergamum, Aphrodisias etc.

Kusadasi has a residential population of 64,359 rising to over half a million during the summer when the large resort fills with tourists (from Turkey itself, northern Europe and the Balkans). In addition to the visitors from overseas, there is a substantial community of foreigners resident in the area.

The nearest airport to Kusadasi, "Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport" - amongst the most qualified airports of Turkey with its capacity and facilities, is about 80 km away from Kusadasi.

Transport

There are 3 major ways to get around within Kusadasi. The first and the most common way is by minibus service (called dolmuş, literally "stuffed", in Turkish), which is available between 7:30 AM and 12:00 AM during the high season from May to October. Minibus routes and stops within the town are shown by minibus signs by the roads.

The second way to get around in town is by taxi. To find a taxi, you’d rather go to their office or call one of the taxi companies than waiting on the street. Taxis are yellow with company names on the side; and fees are paid according to taximeters: distance calculator which the driver switches on when you get in the taxi. Make sure it is on the day (lower) setting if you are riding in the day or evening. Taximeters run double between 12:00 am and 06:00 am.

The third way to get around in town is by foot. Most of the town is relatively flat and the scenery is nice. To walk from one end of town to another takes 30 minutes.

Nature and beaches

An area of unspoiled nature on the Turkish coast can be found on the Dilek peninsula. Enjoy the peace, clean beaches and magnificent forests. This is a fantastic place for walking when you follow the designated walking routes. Please note: There is no need to be afraid, but you will probably see the occasional wild boar (they are simply curious!).

Kusadasi has a variety of beaches scattered along its 40 km coastline. There is something for everyone, so if you wish, you could visit a different beach on every day of your holiday. The main advantage of Kusadasi is its constant light winds, making a day on the beach an extremely pleasant experience. It's light cooling afternoon breeze can be extremely welcome, especially in the high season. In the morning, the sea is like a millpond, with waves developing in the afternoon. The beaches are usually somewhat quieter in the spring and autumn seasons, however, they do become busier in July and August.

To the South of Kusadasi, on the way to Milli Park, one will find a sandy beach of approximately 30km split up as the Long Beach, Gold Beach, Silver Beach, Paradise Beach, Love Beach and at last the beaches of Milli Park. To reach these beach, use the Sahil Siteleri of Milli Park dolmus.

Weather

Kusadasi, located along Turkey’s West Coast, has a typical Mediterranean climate year round with mild winters and long, hot summers

For 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 up to 42 degrees Celsius. During the months of May and June, the temperature can drop at night so it’s advisable to bring some long sleeved clothes with you just in case. During the Summer, the humidity is around %40 and the average water temperature is 20 degrees Celsius.

A large percentage of the annual rainfall in Kusadasi occurs during the months of December and January, so you can be sure that whenever you go on holidays to Kusadasi, you’ll be in for some sun-filled fun! The tourism season starts towards the end of April and continues right through until October but is slowly becoming more popular during the Winter, especially at New Year which is a big celebration in Turkey.

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Sports Played in Kusadası

Also, Kusadasi famous with golf and tennis clubs and even golf club’s hotels.

About Sports in Kusadası

Nearly every activity in Kusadasi revolves around the sea. Water sports such as parasailing, waterskiing, scuba diving and snorkeling are all popular activities at the commercialized beaches. There are plenty of secluded quiet beaches, too, if you drive out of town a little. The kids should have no trouble staying entertained in Kusadasi, but if you need a boost just head to one of the area's three water parks. Also, Kusadasi famous with golf and tennis clubs and even golf club’s hotels. It’s a place where you can enjoy your hobby and get rest at the same time.

Popular GYM in Kusadası

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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
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Kusadasi Culture and History

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Culture and History

People have lived in the Kusadasi area since 3000BC when the Leleges people settled here. They were followed by the Aeolians in the 11th century BC, and the Ionians in the 9th. Kusadasi has been a port town for well over two thousand years, and though it started out small, it became more important when the original harbour at Ephesus dried up. In later years both the Lydians and Persians lived here until Alexander the Great conquered in 334BC and the Hellenistic people took over.

Kusadasi’s colorful history does not end there though as several other great civilizations have also called this place home – the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and the Genoese. Later it was the Ottomans and the Turks who built most of what you see here today.

Since Byzantine times, the town and area have gone by several different names, including Ephesus Neopolis, and Scala Nuova (meaning ‘new port’). The name Kusadasi was only adopted at the beginning of the 20th century and it means ‘Bird Island’.

Historical city center

Kusadasi's old town district is a charming place, full of narrow cobblestone streets and charismatic old buildings. It's also the nexus of nightlife, shopping and eating so don't expect a tranquil time-forgotten village scene. The main Grand and Orient bazaars are here, as well as Bar Street, Club Caravanserai, and lots of other fun spots. Summers are definitely hectic, but during the winter season the town has a decidedly calm atmosphere.

Just off Kusadasi harbour a 350 m causeway leads out to charming Pigeon Island, where the remnants of a 13th-century Byzantine fortress are perched on a cliff. The stronghold later became a pirates' lair. Rampart walls, which wrap partially around the island, are a later addition dating to the early 19th century. Today Pigeon Island is a favorite spot for a seaside walk and there is a lovely café here as well.

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Local tastes and cuisine

Although the dining scene in Kusadasi is unavoidably tourist-oriented, there are still a number of traditional Turkish cafes in the old town that can provide an authentic meal. Most Turkish meals start with a plate of mezze (appetizers), which can feasibly be a meal in itself. But save room for the ubiquitous kebabs that come in a range of styles and meats. You may also want to try a kofte, Turkey's intriguing version of the hamburger.

For dessert, it's worth indulging in the local baklava if you have a serious sweet tooth. Traditional Turkish drinks consist of raki, an alcoholic brew distilled from raisins and aniseed, and ayran, a salty yoghurt beverage that is refreshing on a hot afternoon. Every kind of international cuisine can be found in Kusadasi as well, even American fast food chains. Check out the restaurants along the harbour for incredibly fresh seafood.

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Kuşadasi Nightlife

Pulsating with energy, glitz and glamour, the nightlife in Kusadasi is an expedition into the heartland of clubs and party hot spots. The Kusadasi boasts a wide array of bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques. Feel like dancing the night away? Dance till dawn! The nightlife in Kusadasi is dominated by dance clubs and lounges. Many of the clubs have live bands performing popular international numbers!

Bar Street – This is the busiest in Kusadasi and that means the loudest. There are many bars and clubs and most are free to get into, as well as having no dress code. As the prices are steep here it's therefore better to drink before going here. With music blaring from every pub, people dancing on bars and table and some bars performing a fire show – it makes for a very lively night in Kusadasi. Bar Street opens all day usually until around 4am. Many of the people get to bar street for 11pm so that they have had time to drink for cheaper elsewhere.

Ladies Beach – This isn’t as busy as Bar Street, however, there are a few bars and clubs at night, not too loud but not quiet either. The atmosphere is more relaxed than bar street without as much hassle.

Old Kusadası – The old part of Kusadası, known as Kaleici, is a labyrinth of narrow streets filled with restaurants and a variety of different bars, some playing live music.

Beach Clubs - Kusadasi has a handful of beach Clubs the most popular being Miracle and Jade. By day, you can lounge around on the big cushions soaking up the sun and by night as the music gets louder and the drinks start to flow you can dance until the early hours of the morning.

But nightlife in Kusadası is not all about partying; you can also go to a theater or enjoy a movie at a cinema hall. There’s also a Turkish Night held in the beautiful Caravanserai, an old Ottoman Castle and one of Kusadasi’s landmarks, where you can spend a fun night out enjoying Turkish dancing, Turkish music and a delicious buffet.

Popular Restaurants and Bars in Kusadasi

 

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Famous Clubs in Kusadasi

 

Palace Name1

Palace Adress, Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567

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