The people of Kusadasi expands phenomenally every summer, with a massive influx of tourists to its sunny shores, which are located on the eastern Aegean, which rapprententano one of the most popular resorts in Turkey.
Once a small fishing village, today the busy town is covered with carpet shops, while its proximity to the ruins of Ephesus makes it an ideal base for cruise ships that are shuttling in the Aegean. Despite its tourism a bit ‘hectic, Kusadasi is situated amid splendid coastal scenery and significant archaeological sites, among which three well-preserved Ionian settlements sel that period we are called Didyma, Miletus and Priene. Kusadasi There are many good hotels and restaurants, and regular ferry (summer) the link with the nearby Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos.
Kusadasi to reach the nearest airport is located in territory that is greek island of Samos. From here you can then ferried up Kusadasi as Samos is only about 6km from the Turkish coast navigation. The airport closest to turkish Kusadasi is to Izmir. From here you can take Highway O-32 south, exit at Belevi and continue on E 87 – D 515 up to Kusadasi. Alternatively there is also an airport at Milas, situated south of Kusadasi, but the travel time lengthens. Many of the visitors to Kusadasi are those who descend from cruise ships that have as their stage sets this town of the Aegean.
The best time to visit Kusadasi is definitely the summer when the weather remains dry and sunny and temperatures are perfect for long days on the values of the sea. If you are interested in visits to archaeological sites, then better to focus on the late spring (May) or in October, qunado the heat becomes less intense. In July and August are positioned on the highest values around 30-32 ° C and also the sea water reaches values of 23-24 ° C long baths in s’asddicano well maybe doing a little ‘snorkeling. In winter the climate is fairly mild, with average maximum temperatures remain at values ranging between 13-15 ° C while inside contingent in the mercury can drop to rather low values.
What to do and see in Kusadasi?
Kusadasi is home to one of the most famous places to shop for all of Turkey, called the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is packed with 1000 or more stalls and shops open seven days a week from 9 am until midnight. Like any good turkish market here is respecting the obligation of contracting the products, particularly for certain types of interest, such as leather jackets, sandals, carpets and handmade jewelry. Although at times it can become a truly exhausting fun, and the negotiations are usually accompanied by a nice cup of tea. Even if the place is rather rustic merchants accept credit cards without problems, travelers checks and without any problems for the euro purchases. A tip of the Tourist: The bazaar has a more relaxed atmosphere if visited at different times than those following the docking of cruise ships, discharging thousands of tourists who flock to invariably between these stalls.
Coming on holiday in Kusadasi restaurants, cafes, hotels and inns (lokantas) offer a wide selection of exquisite cuisine, and at different price levels. They range from typical Turkish cuisine, with delicious dishes made from coastal seafood, but there are alternatives such as Western fast food, or oriental cuisine as Chinese restaurants. One of the seafood restaurants on the most famous is the Cinar where guests can watch the chefs prepare meals in the open kitchen and dining with a splendid sea view. Other places and class are the exclusive local Erzincan, near the post office and restaurant turkish Konyali, located opposite the marina.
Kusadasi is also distinguished by a pleasant and active nightlife, especially the premises of the old town full of bars and pubs (English style or type German brewery) where you can spend evenings and nights in good company. There are many clubs, even during the summer months, while those seeking something more traditional and less crowded cabaret will find local bars and taverns where you play Turkish folk music, cozy jazz club or hidden among the narrow streets around the area Kaleici.
Kusadasi is also associated with the sea and beaches: Uncontaminated sandy beaches stretch for miles and the warm balmy climate of Kusadasi attracts visitors who are dedicated to sunbathing, swimming and the wide range of water sports that usually govern the daily activities . The turquoise waters of the Aegean are particularly popular for scuba diving and snorkeling.
North of Kusadasi there are some spectacular resort locations on rocky headlands: The Korumar dominates the coastline with its imposing structure. From its terrace you can admire beautiful sunsets and views of the city of nottorne Kusadasi. Other hotels in spectacular location, locked in a private bay is the hotel Adakule.
The promontory overlooking the northern home accommodation and some other famous theme parks: the Pine Bay Holiday Resort is located in a beautiful location, its rooms you can admire a wonderful view and is also equipped with a large shopping center. Adjacent to the Pine Bay Marina Kusadasi are Adaland Aqua Park Hotel Ephesus Princess separates from ‘Aqua Fantasy Hotel & Aquapark, the largest and most famous in the area. All these facilities offer a variety of boat trips or safaris on horseback, 4×4 excursions inside vehicles. The surrounding region of Anatolia is full of interesting archaeological and historical sites and dozens of tours are available for visitors to explore these, especially the ancient ruins of Ephesus which trvano very close. Indeed, the long beach that opens to the north, dominated by white structure Pamucak Hotel Sahil, is crossed by the silted mouth of the river that served as the port city of Ephesus, located about 5 km further inland.
Ephesus was in fact built with a port at the mouth of the river Cayster, and in the 2nd century BC became the most important port and commercial center of Anatolia, which reached its peak during the period from Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic period, until the time when it was the Roman capital of Asia under the Emperor Augustus in 133 AD. The city then went to his final decline during the Byzantine period, with the silting of the port from 527 AD and was virtually abandoned.
The city is also important because it linked to Christianity was visited by St. Paul, whose letters to the Ephesians are recorded in the New Testament.
The site of Ephesus can be reached by car north of Kusadasi, and once parked the car the way you back wonderfully back in history when they entered the Arcadian Way and the magnificent Grand Theatre, where St. Paul preached, which closes at east. Ephesus is truly the best archaeological site on the east coast of the Aegean and absolutely worth a thorough visit, even if in the middle of the day can really warm. Among the ruins of buildings, murals and mosaics, baths, fountains, columns and brothels, the huge library of Celsus and the impressive Temple of Hadrian, the day traascorrerà in a magical atmosphere of great respect for and fscino beauty of the area.
From Kusadasi are also excursions to nearby archaeological sites of ancient Miletus and Priene.