Kusadasi is a popular beach resort situated on Turkey's Aegean Coast. Located close to the ruins of Ephesus it is a popular destination for those wanting a beach holiday with added culture.
Holidaymakers spend their days enjoying the sunshine on the sandy beaches, haggling for a bargain at the Grand Bazaar's 1,000 shops and stalls, or visiting one of the many nearby archaeological sites.
Culture and history in Kusadasi
Pigeon Island, which is attached to the main land by a causeway, is the symbol of Kusadasi (meaning Bird Island). On the island you'll find a castle, which now houses a museum and restaurant, with a flower garden surrounding it.
Holidays to Kusadasi aren't complete without a visit to Pamukkale, the perfect relaxation spot. The therapeutic natural hot springs are a recognised World Heritage Site and visited by holidaymakers who spend their time bathing in the warm waters.
Further afield there are regular boat trips to the Greek island of Samos, which takes just over an hour. Here you can wander the streets of Vathi, the islands capital.
Nightlife in Kusadasi
Inside the walls of the Old Town you'll find lots of venues with live music including both international and traditional Turkish songs. Bar Street is the place to be, lined with bars, pubs and clubs that cater for all tastes. You'll find cabaret, jazz and karaoke bars and make sure you check out the clubs located on the beach so you can dance the night away under the stars.
Eating out in Kusadasi
Turkish restaurants are featured highly on a Kusadasi holiday. Take your pick from a range of pavement restaurants serving up traditional Turkish meals including lots of freshly caught fish. Restaurants near the waterfront tend to be more expensive, but you're paying for the view, and it's worth it. Alongside local Turkish cuisine you'll also find Chinese, Indian and Italian amongst others.
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