Kusadasi is one of the most beautiful and famous places for recreation and fun holidays. Today it is one of the most sophisticated holiday resorts in Turkey. Kusadasi has a residential population of 50,000 rising to over half a million during the summer when the large resort fills with tourists. Kusadasi caters to tourists, arriving by land, and as the port for cruise ship passengers heading to Ephesus.
Old houses near the seafront, some of them converted to bars and cafes, are the remnants of old Kusadasi, which has become a modern-European looking town. The hills behind are built up with big hotels and blocks of holiday flats. The building boom in the late 80s and onward has been continued into the hinterland of Kusadasi.
Kusadasi is located in a superb gulf in the Aegean Region of Turkey and means “Bird Island”. This pretty town attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world with its many sandy beaches, 300 sunny days in a year, sparkling glassy water of blue Aegean, famous night life, countless fish and kebab restaurants, rich shopping facilities, historic sites around etc. Ephesus is one of the most famous ancient city which is beside town.
Kusadasi is also very good start point for trips to Pamukkale, Priene, Miletus, Didiyma, Pergamum, Aphrodisias etc.