Kusadasi Info

kusadasi Guide

Roof Cafe Bar

Bars - Pubs

Jimmy's Irish Bar

Bars - Pubs

Golden Oldies Karaoke Bar

Bars - Pubs

Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort

Spa

Fantasia Hotel De Luxe Kusadasi

5 Star Hotel

Kusadasi

Kusadasi
Kusadasi meaning Bird Island and being dubbed the Turkish “Las Vegas by the Sea”, 90km south of Izmir , the resort lies several kilometres along the coast and well into the surrounding area.

Population

Over the last 30 years the residential population here has grown to around 60,000 and rises to over 500,000 during the summer when the resort fills with tourists.

Visiting Kusadasi

This is the first stop for many visitors to Turkey with ferry links from the Greek island of Sámos and Aegean cruise ships dropping their vast crowds of passengers for day trips to Ephesus and other historical sites nearby.

The recently constructed yacht marina, built to draw more business from the Greek Islands opposite, is one of the largest and best northwest of Marmaris . New arrivals coming to Kuşadaşı are generally accosted by touts offering accommodation, leather goods, carpets etc., and one of the main reasons for staying here are the good connections to the nearby attractions, beaches and its lively nightlife.

Kusadasi Attractions

Kaleici Mosque and Okuz Mehmet Pasa Cervansarai

Kaleici Camii, a mosque built in 1618; the Öküz Mehmet Pasha Kervansaray built at the same time, near the docks, as a strong-room for sailor’s possessions and is now restored as a luxury hotel.

Guvercin Island

Guvercin Island or Pigeon Island peninsula at the end of the bay has a castle and swimming beaches.

Yilanci Burnu Peninsula

Yılancı Burnu Peninsula a second peninsula beyond Guvercin Island and said to be the location of the original settlement of Neopolis with some walls still visible, has its own beaches and beach clubs.

Ladies Beach

Kusadasi’s Kadınlar Denizi ( Ladies Beach ) is the best known beach, lies 3km southwest of town and gets uncomfortably crowded during the summer. There is an artificial beach in the town centre, between the harbour and yacht marina, though not very clean and gets even more crowded.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach, one cove further along, is smaller and quieter and has a few bars there.

Tusan Beach

5km north of town is Tusan Beach, a better option and has two of the biggest water-parks in Turkey situated there.

Pamucak

The best beach area is Pamucak, heading 15km north, at the mouth of the Kucuk Menderes River although this exposed 4km stretch of sand cannot be used if it’s very windy, is popular with local residents.  

Nightlife of Kusadasi

Kusadasi’s night life is diverse, the Kaleici (inside of the old city walls) has countless bars, Irish/ British pubs, discos, clubs and restaurants for all tastes offering live music, taped house/techno/pop, karaoke along with traditional Turkish music. The most popular with the tourists is the Barlar Sokagi ( The Street of Bars ) has mostly Irish and British establishments and the Asagi Barlar Sokagi ( The Lower Street of Bars ) with mostly Turkish.

Traveling from Airport to Kusadasi

Izmir airport is 75km south of Kusadasi and can take 1-1.5 hour by bus or car, taxi’s are available at the airport but it’s worth arranging transfer before with your hotel or elsewhere as it can work out much cheaper. Buses go from Izmir’s main otogar to the Kusadasi main otogar which is 1km outside of town and from there you take a dolmus to get to the town centre.

Kusadasi Photos

St Mary's House

Roof Cafe Bar Kuşadası

Hillside or Terrace Houses in Ephesus

Davutlar

Kusadasi National Park

Nysa Caria Ancient City

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Turkish Food Recipes

Kidney Bean Salad - Legume Mezes

Cold Meze

Potato Soup - Soup

Potato Mucver - Hot Meze

Tahini Pastry - Other Desserts

Dessert

Tomato Soup with Vermicelli - Soup

Crusted Meatballs or Icli Kofte - Meat Mezes

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