From ancient monuments to buzzing nightlife, this coastal resort town offers something for everyone.

Kusadasi – one of Türkiye’s beach resort towns and a major cruise ship destination on the western Aegean coast - 90 km south of Izmir - offers an excellent environment for an unforgettable experience.

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Kusadasi is one of the most attractive cities in the Aegean. It is a jumping-off point as it is close to important historical sites, including Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, Goddess Artemis, the House of Virgin Mary, Seven Sleepers, Didyma, Priene, and Miletos. Kusadasi has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, providing a long tourism season. The city is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year.

As with all cities in Türkiye, the historical significance of Kusadasi adds to its already rich fascination as a beautiful port. The name comes from "kuş" (bird) and "ada" (island), as the peninsula has the shape of a bird's head, and it is a city that was founded 3 thousand years ago by the Leleges people.

Today it caters well to vacationing tourists and visitors and is a popular port for luxury cruise ships. It’s about an 8-hour drive from Istanbul, the country’s great city in the west. It is a good destination if you want a nice mix between beach fun and relaxation, with the chance to discover something new about the history of Türkiye.


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