Kusadasi

The castle on the Pigeon Island

Kuşadası is a coastal resort town in the Aydin Province of Aegean Turkey. It has become a popular holiday resort, especially for visitors from Northern and Western Europe. It has about 50,000 residents, although that grows significantly during the high season months of May to October.

Understand

Kusadasi takes its name from the Turkish for 'Bird Island', a reference to Pigeon Island, which is connected to the mainland of Kusadasi by a short causeway.

Get in

Visitors can arrive by highway (from north, south, and east), ferries (from Samos) or cruise ships, which ply the Eastern Mediterranean. Docks are right downtown, and terminals offer a good selection of stores including a duty-free shop.

Do

Beach life

A beach in Kuşadası

There are some good beaches both south and north of Kusadasi. All beaches are commercialized with hotels surrounding them. South of Kusadasi is the ladies beach, lost paradise beach and the long beach

Buy

The "downtown" area near the waterfront is quite modern, with many stores and an open air bazaar. Offerings range from typical souvenirs to fine jewelry and Turkish rugs. Hawkers frequently implore passersby to come inside, but with patience, visitors can find quality items at prices often somewhat better than in large cities. Bargaining is expected, and essential in the bazaar.

Eat

Drink

Kusadasi nightlife is can get very busy during the summer and offers many entertainments to nearly every age group this days and regarding to Kusadasi Observer nightlife in Kusadasi starts from Bars Street which has been famous for long time and gets visited by many holiday makers in Kusadasi.

Sleep

Connect

Kuşadası falls within the area code (+90) 256, which is also shared by some nearby inland cities and towns, such as Aydın.

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