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what to do in Kusadası

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what to do in Kusadası

Editor: Rasim Terzi (Mon, Jun 20, 2022 4:43 PM)

Kuşadası is the most visited port by cruise ships in Turkiye

what to do in Kusadası

After seeing many Greek islands, cruise ships come to Kusadasi. Although Kusadası means bird and island, this is not an island. Tourists, especially those who come by cruise ship, are confused about this issue. During my 20 years of guiding life, some of my guests thought they were on another Greek island. Until you show them the map of Turkey. :)

where is Kusadasi?

Kusadasi is a district of Aydın Province, located in the west of Turkey and famous for its Olive Oil and Figs.While 20 years ago, when I started the guidance profession, its population was around 50,000, it is now over 250,000.

what to do in Kusadası 


The world-famous Ephesus ancient city is located in the Selcuk district of Izmir, 20 minutes away from Kusadasi. One of the biggest reasons why tourists come to Kusadasi is the ancient city of Ephesus.You can find out what you can see in the ancient city of Ephesus by clicking Ephesus Must See.

The most important place you should visit together with Ephesus is the house of the Virgin Mary.People from all over the world come to visit this holy place, which is located on the top of the mountain next to the city of Ephesus. Another important place next to the ancient city of Ephesus is the holy place where the tomb of the Apostle St. John, who accompanied the Virgin Mary, is located.

There are many more places to visit near Ephesus. But of course, it will be enough for them to see the places we mentioned above, which have time problems. Other places we would recommend for those who do not have time problems are the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world.

I don't want to make the article even longer by adding other places. You can read the details about the ancient city of Ephesus and its surroundings in the link above.

Kuşadası Boat Tour 

Another activity to do in Kusadasi is to join the daily boat tours departing from Pigeonada, which is also the name of Kusadasi. These boats depart at 9 am. After about 1 and a half cruise, they take a break in their magnificent bays on the shores of İzmir Ahmetbeyli. They return around 4 pm. Daily boat tours in Kusadasi may not be suitable for cruise ships arriving in Kusadasi. Cruise

ship guests can rent these boats on an hourly basis, if they wish. and have the chance to swim in the cool waters of the Aegean.


Walking along the beach starting from the pigeon island

Pigeon Island, the symbol of Kusadasi, is a must-see. Although it is called an island, you can reach this place, which is connected to the land, from the city center and the ports with a 15-minute walk.On the Pigeon Island, there is a castle built by the Ottomans and used to watch the sea. In this castle, the skeleton of the whale, which was found dead on the coast of the national park, which is 20 km away from Kuşadası, is exhibited. 

Ox Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai

The caravanserai, built in 1618 by the grand vizier of the time, ox Mehmet Pasha, is the most visited place in Kuşadası thanks to its location. In the early 2000s, this place, where the Turkish Night was organized at night, was also used as a hotel. Today, it is used as a hotel. It is a place open to everyone's visit.You can see the statue of the ox Mehmet Pasha right next to the caravanserai. According to the rumor, he got the nickname of the ox because of the ox entering the parliament tent at a parliamentary meeting where he was the chairman.




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