The cruise port of Kusadasi is located in the west of the city and is flanked by the marina and Güvercinada, the 'Pigeon Island'. The port has a modern cruise terminal with various facilities and shops. Several cruise ships can dock at the same time. The pier is within walking distance of the city center and main highlights. Many cruise passengers opt for an excursion to Ephesus.
Inside Kusadasi modern and new cruise terminal you will find:
shopping mall Scala Nuova
cafe, snacks bar
Language in Kusadasi
The language in Kusadasi is Turkish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Kusadasi
The currency in Kusadasi is New Turkish Lira (₤, YTL). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Kusadasi
Opening times differ a lot around Turkey, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.30h - 19.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Guvercin Ada is a famous Pigeon Island. It provides a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea and well connected to the mainland
Old City Walls
Old City Walls were built by Mehmet Paşa to protect the city against the violence of pirates. It dating back to 1505
Kaleici Camii is the oldest and most beautiful mosque in the city. It was built for Okuz Kara Mehmed Pasha in 1618
Kusadasi has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. In summer the average annual temperature is between 28°C and 33°C. Normally winter is colder than in other cities around the Mediterranean. The average annual temperature is between 7°C and 12°C.
You can discover Kusadasi on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Ephesus
Excursions in Kusadasi
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Kusadasi: