What to do in Kusadasi

Visit Kusadasi during your cruise vacation

Once a quiet fishing village on the west coast of Turkey, but since the last 30 years Kusadasi became a popular tourist resort.

The name 'kus' (bird) and 'ada' (island) originates from the pigeon island off the coast. It's now connected to the mainland by a causeway. On the island you can relax and enjoy the view over the Aegean Sea.

In the center of Kusadasi you can find a restored caravanserai from the 17th century. This used to be a resting place for business travelers. Now the center is bursting of life along the bazaars, bars and restaurants.

Kusadasi is a typical Turkish town with a catchy dynamism. In summer it can be very busy and then the tranquility is sometimes hard to find.

Practical info

Kusadasi itself has little highlights to offer in the field of history and architecture, but it's an enjoyable place to be. Count on a few hours to explore the city.

Many cruise passengers opt for an excursion to Ephesus in the morning and visit Kusadasi on the way back.

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