Best Things To Do in Kusadasi
Dilek Peninsula National ParkThis is a great place to visit to escape the summer crowds; the park is known as Milli Park and covers an area of 28,000 hectares with a protection order on its forest and fauna. Here you will find rare lynx, jackals, wild cats and boar and has many kinds of flowers and different species of bird. There are also 4 beaches with beautiful clear water for swimming and all have excellent facilities and restaurants. For further information click here
Priene Ancient CityThis once ancient Greek holy city and home to the Temple of Athena has ruins dating back to 350 BC that include the columns of the Temple, large parts of the city wall, a council chamber (the most intact to be found in Turkey) and a really well preserved theatre. For further information click here
Adaland AquaparkThis is a guaranteed great day out for all the family; it is one of the top ten aqua parks in the world and is the largest in Turkey and Europe.
Adaland DolphinparkCome to see the dolphin and seal shows where they swim together and perform tricks. After the show it’s possible to swim with the dolphins at an extra cost but note this must be booked in advance and photographs are taken by professionals and made available for purchase. For further information click here
Adaland SeaparkThis is a new park designed and created by Adaland offering visitors the experience of swimming alongside sharks and many other marine species. For further information click here
Day Trip to SamosIt is easy to take the ferry from Kusadasi to this Greek island where visitors will find lots of cafés, restaurants and bars and also an Archaeological Museum. If you want to see more of the island itself we recommended you hire a car for the day or stay overnight.
Ladies BeachThe most popular of Kusadasi’s beaches, it is 1km long, has golden sand, is lined with palm trees, shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels. It used to be for women only, hence its name, has clean shallow water which is great for children, sun loungers, umbrellas, changing rooms, life guards, toilets and a plethora of water sport facilities. It is also a popular place to sit with a drink to watch the sunset and the place to come and dance until the early hours of the morning. For further information click here
MiletusThere are many well preserved ruins here such as the Temple of Apollo, a Byzantine church and in the theatre there is a significant Greek inscription stating For the Jews and the God-fearers”. The climb to the top of the amphitheatre is well worth the effort for the fabulous 360˚ view you will get. For further information click here
Kusadasi Fort or CastleThe fort is on Pigeon Island and visitors reach it using the narrow causeway that joins it to the mainland, it is also used by many of the fishermen to moor their boats, haul their catches and mend their nets. The fort is of great historical value and a fantastic place to photograph when the sun is going down.
Day Tour of EphesusOne of Turkey’s most visited attractions and is close enough to Kusadasi for a day tour. Ephesus was the second largest city in the Roman Empire, the site of a Christian shrine and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For further information click here
Kusadasi National Park
Priene Ancient City
Paradise Beach Kusadasi
Guvercin Ada or Pigeon Island in Kusadasi
Kusadasi Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Rolls - Vegetable Mezes
Courgette with Rice in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Fried Mussels - Seafood Mezes
Borek Pastry with Minced Meat - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Pilaff Rice with Mussels - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Fried Red Mullet - Other Main Courses