Kusadasi has gained fame with cruise-goers as an ideal stop off point to visit the historical site of Ephesus, however, there is a lot more to this sea side town than just that. From the distinctly Mediterranean vibe that floats through the warm air to the beautiful sunshine that beams down endlessly to the beautiful bays that sweep across the front of the region, there is really nothing not to love about Kusadasi. As one of Turkey's top beach destinations you can be sure there is a plethora of things to do and see as well innumerable restaurants, bars and nightclubs, ready to keep you entertained for days on end.Read More
With glorious sunshine guaranteed almost every day, there is no better place for a waterpark, or three as the case may be. Perfect for adults and kids alike, Kusadasi has a selection of parks including Adaland and Aqua Fantasy Aquapark. Alternatively, if you would rather take a dip without the thrills and screams of a waterpark then there are plenty of stunning beaches to choose from. Kick back with a book and a cold drink and top on some vitamin D before you jump into the pleasantly temperate water.
For those looking for something a bit more cultural, why not try a wine tasting tour in the rural town of Sirince. Visitors can also take a day trip to the nearby Pigeon Island or wander through the verdant, lush swathes of forest that make up the Dilek National Park if they fancy immersing themselves in nature for a bit. In the evenings, head to central Kusadasi and feast on some authentic cuisine. No trip to Turkey is complete with having tried some of their most popular dishes, cooked to perfection by talented local chefs.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kusadasi
If you are planning a Kusadasi holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Adakule Hotel Kusadasi
Alkoçlar Adakule Hotel offers an exclusive holiday experience, with a private bay and beach, varied activity options, sports facilities and entertainment venues. The hotels also has its own outdoor pool and Turkish baths. The rooms are spacious and modern and come equipped with a variety of moden amenities including a satellite TV and air conditioning. The hotel is situated in the unique, ancient city of Ephesus, and is very close to the heart of the entertainment centre in Kusadasi.
Ephesus Boutique Hotel Kusadasi
Ephesus Boutique Hotel is a tastefully and elegantly decorated low rise building that sits amidst a beautiful pine forest. All the rooms are spacious, colourful and have sweeping views of the forest and the village. Meals at the hotel's restaurant are prepared with local, organic produce and consist of a range of different traditional Turkish dishes. The hotel is situated 70km from the Izmir International Airport and 15km from the ancient site of Ephesus.
Hotel Atinc Kusadasi
Atinc Hotel commands some wonderful views of the Aegean Sea, the beautiful Pigeon Island and the passing cruise ships from your balcony. Most of the rooms are renovated and re-decorated with a modern style, whilst still offering a high level of comfort. Guests can cool off in the evenings in the hotel's gorgeous roof-top pool, which has its own bar. It is situated on the coast line of the town, within easy access to the shopping area and just a two minute walk to the beach.
Kusadasi Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kusadasi.