Kusadasi is located on the Turkish Aegean coast about 95 km (59 mi.) south of Izmir and is a major seaside resort close to famous ancient sites.
It is easily accessible by air through two major airports, Izmir (ADB) 103 km (64 mi.) away and Bodrum (BVJ) 109 km (67.7 mi.) away.
It has an international passenger port serving an average of 2,400 ships a year and has hosted many major ships from around the world, some of which are the famous Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Grand Princess, the largest liner. of the world.
Its prestigious marina has a capacity to serve about 1500 boats a year.
Sandy beaches and water sports
20 km (12,4 mi.) of sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters allowing many water sports and activities such as jet skiing, paragliding, fishing, diving and many more …
Kusadasi is conveniently located near all major archaeological sites of the Aegean region, including Ephesus, the house of the Virgin Mary, Priene, Miley, Didyma and Pamukkale.
Tourism in Turkey is known to have started more than thirty years ago in Kusadasi, then a small fishing village.
Today, Kusadasi has become a premier resort with a resident population of 65,000, increasing to over half a million in the summer.
In 2010, Kusadasi offered an abundance of diverse accommodations with a total capacity of 42,945 beds, including 7 five-star hotels and 14 four-star hotels, five holiday villages and many other tourist facilities.
Shopping and nightlife
Kusadasi is famous for its shopping, vibrant nightlife and entertainment, but also for its abundant authentic and international cuisine.
Because of its wide selection of leather, carpet, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs and more, it’s a shopping experience that will please everyone.
For aviation enthusiasts, there is an airstrip 15 km from Kusadasi that offers a wide variety of exciting activities.
Thermal center (Davutlar)
The nearby town of Davutlar has a unique health center where various therapies are used to treat many types of diseases, including blood circulation disorders, scars, migraine and cholesterol problems.
There are 2 fully equipped private hospitals, 1 public hospital and several private clinics in Kusadasi.
University hospitals are also available in the city of Izmir, a 1-hour drive away.
Air and seawater temperature
With its long, dry summers (averaging 25 °) and mild winters (averaging 12 °), Kusadasi is known to have one of the healthiest climates in Europe.
Kusadasi has 3 renowned water parks where adults and children can easily spend a full day having fun, participate in the dolphin show and visit the center of marine life.
All water parks are easily accessible via the dolmus and the free service bus with pickup points throughout the city and surrounding areas.
Escape the noise and crowds of the city and take a well-deserved break in Kalamaki National Park.
It is on the Dilek Peninsula, about 30 km south of Kusadasi.
Here, at its extreme point, Turkey is only between one and two kilometers km (less than 1 mile) from the Greek island of Samos.
Kalamaki Park has many beaches that stretch along several bays and is the perfect place to watch wild boars in their natural environment.
Do not be surprised to see a family of these hairy critters roam around picnic tables and play in the trees.
Stroll through this beautiful park and admire the fauna and flora that will surprise you throughout your walk.
Ferry to the nearby Greek island of Samos
Samos is located just 20 nautical miles southwest of Kusadasi.
A ferry runs daily between Kusadasi and Samos during the high season, leaving early in the morning and returning late afternoon.
The regular sailing schedule starts on April 1st and continues until the end of October.
Departure time is from 08:30 in the morning to the port and return at 17:00 with a journey of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
From Samos, you can then travel to other islands like Ikaria, Mykonos, Santorini …