Tourist Places to Visit in Kusadasi, Turkey, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Kusadasi, Turkey, Europe

Kusadasi is a tourist favor town located in Aydin province on the Aegean coast of Turkey between 37°51′35″ N latitude and 27°15′35″ E longitude. It is situated around 100 km south of Izmir, 650 km southwest of Istanbul and 645 km southwest of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The district of Kusadasi shares its borders with Selçuk district to the north, the Aegean Sea towards the west, Söke district to the southeast and Germencik district towards the northeast.

Tourism is the backbone of the economy of Kusadasi. The district of Kusadasi covers an area of 224.60 sq. km and coordinates with 37°51′35″ N latitude and 27°15′35″ E longitude.


History of Kusadasi:

The name of Kusadasi is a combined form of the two native language words kuş and ada, which literally means ‘bird island’. According to the prehistoric records, the Leleges people were the founders of Kusadasi, may be founded in 3000 BC. Kusadasi also came under the rule of Roman Empire, might be in the 2nd century BC.


Connectivity to Kusadasi:

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is the airport serving the Izmir city and its surroundings including Kusadasi, with scheduled flights from Kiev, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, London and many other European and Middle Eastern cities.

There are regular minibuses plying between the airport and Kusadasi. Taxis are also gettable at the airport.

Dolmuş is a minibus service in Kusadasi providing services from 7:30 AM to 12:00 AM every day.


Culture and Food in Kusadasi:

There is a song contest in Kusadasi held every year during the summer months, participated by both locals and many well-known artists as well.

Those having interest in purchasing traditional Turkish handmade silk and wool rugs can visit Mosaic Rugs shop at Mahmut Esat Bozkurt Cad.

List of the tourist favor restaurants in Kusadasi include:

  • King’s Place Restaurant
  • Golden Boys Restaurant
  • Cimino Bistro & Cafe
  • Chez Maurice Yosun Restaurant
  • New Salt Box Restaurant


Things to do in Kusadasi:

  • Emir Dora Tour
  • Castle Travel Day Tours
  • Watching movies


Places of interest in Kusadasi:


Guvercin Adasi:

Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island is a peninsula famous for beaches and castle. Located at the end of the bay, Guvercin Adasi is also home to both public and private beaches as well as many cafes with international delicacies.


Kaleiçi Camii:

The Kaleiçi Camii is a mosque constructed to then Ottoman statesman and military commander, Grand Vizier Öküz Kara Mehmed Pasha in 1618. It is still good in condition, visitors are allowed with prior permission.


Kirazli vale:

Kirazli vale is a pure traditional Turkish village where visitors can experience the ancient Turkish culture and tradition with well preserved antiquity remains. It is located around 12 kilometers away from Kuşadasi.


Yilanci Burnu:

Yilanci Burnu is the second most famous peninsula after Güvercin Ada and it may have been the origin place of Neopolis. Other than beaches, visitors can also enjoy the facilities of beach clubs there.


Dilek Peninsula National Park:


Situated in the southern part of Kusadasi, the Dilek Peninsula National Park is frequented by both locals and visitors, highly during the summer months for bays and beaches of the Kalamaki bay, is the famous one.


List of other places of interest in Kusadasi includes:

  • Aqua Fantasy Aquapark
  • Priene
  • Miletus
  • Adaland
  • Long Beach
  • Silver sands beach
  • Fortress of Kusadasi
  • Ladies Beach
  • Olympia Diving Center
  • Öküz Mehmed Pasha Caravanserai
  • Pygale
  • Cinemarine
  • Kusadasi Castle


Best time to visit Kusadasi:

Probably from May to October is the best time to visit resort town Kusadasi in Turkey.


Accommodation options in Kusadasi:

Housing many spectacular beaches and historical sites, Kusadasi holds a prosperous hospitality industry with around 300 modernized accommodation centres with amazing amenities. The famous hotels in Kusadasi are as follows:

  • Opus Apart Hotel
  • Mr Happy’s – Liman Hotel
  • Hotel Goldenday Wings
  • Happy Apart Hotel
  • Kustur Club Holiday Village
  • Grand Blue Sky International
  • Palm Wings Beach Resort
  • Lavista Boutique Hotel
  • Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
  • Hotel Fantasia Deluxe
  • Club Hotel Lion
  • Tusan Beach Resort
  • Omer Holiday Resort
  • Charisma De Luxe Hotel
  • Pine Bay Holiday Resort

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