The Turkish seaside resort town of Kusadasi boasts a beautiful coastline, historic buildings and plenty of outdoor activities. A balanced mix of leisure and culture, the town is most popular for its Aegean waters, restaurants and nightlife but the region’s rich past can be seen everywhere. Split Kusadasi holidays between age old castles, interesting wildlife, the bazaars and the beach and you can’t go wrong.
Summer sees high temperatures reach the mid-30s and sometimes beyond while winter averages around 8°C.
Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) in Izmir is the nearest airport, approximately 80km away from Kusadasi.
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This sunshine destination has plenty to keep you occupied on your beach holidays in Kusadasi. Whether you want to stick to chilling out on the beach and wandering around the local bazaars or you’d prefer to get active on a National Park hiking trail or maybe you fancy a trip to Pigeon Island?,You’ll find tons to keep you and your family or group entertained.
Whether you’re a fan of local souvenirs or big brands, Kusadasi has your shopping needs covered. Take a Dolmus taxi just forty minutes out of the town centre and get great deals on designer goods. Watch out for fakes and scammers, though! The area's bazaars are equally well stocked with jewellery, clothes, rugs and fresh produce.
Kusadasi beaches offer everything from great food at trendy cafés to family fun and romantic sundowners. Ladies Beach is open to all and has a palm-lined promenade for seaside strolls, shopping and picture taking. Visit one of the town’s three waterparks for thrilling slides or just float along the water on a rubber ring. Safari rides, hiking trails around the National Park, guided tours through submerged caves and white water rafting are just some of the adventurous options Kusadasi has in store. Take a trip to Pigeon Island and explore the impressive castle that stands on its rocks and finish with a tasty fish dinner.
Beach clubs are plentiful in Kusadasi and so is late evening entertainment. Lounge with a cocktail or try the local liquor before being treated to a traditional Turkish night complete with belly dancers, folk music and a traditional buffet. Some venues have All Inclusive offers with the drinks part of the ticket price, so check out our top deals and dance the night away.
Fun in the Sun: It’s no secret that Kusadasi is home to some breathtaking beaches. Its sandy shores are dotted with cruise ships and offers some of the best people watching in the country Visit Ladies Beach, Long Beach and other sun filled spots.
Outdoor Activities: The town’s picturesque surroundings include natural sites like the National Park, popular waterparks and safari farms, so if you’re adventurous, you’ll have plenty to do.
Shopping and sightseeing: Choose between designer outlet stores at Soke or daily deals at the traditional markets where you can pick up every from fruits and vegetables to clothing and Turkish homewares. For days out, Pigeon Island is the most iconic attraction in Kusadasi. Housing a Byzantine-era castle with a museum inside, this unique location offers a little history and a fantastic view.
Language: Turkish is the main language spoken in Kusadasi.
Currency: The Turkish Lira is the official currency used in Kusadasi. Euros are also accepted at certain market stalls, however, this is completely up to the trader.
Local Time: Kusadasi is 2 hours ahead of United Kingdom/GMT time.
Fly To: The nearest airport is Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), 80km away from the town centre.
Flight Time from UK: Approximately 3 hours 45 minutes from London Gatwick.
Tourist Information: Visit www.Kusadasi.net/info for more information on what to do in Kusadasi.
Visa and Health: Always make sure you meet the travel requirements for your destination before you book. Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for detailed information.
Temperature: Kusadasi shares the ideal weather conditions found across the Mediterranean. Long hot summers and coastal breezes give the area some of the best weather around.
Best time to visit Kusadasi: Summers get really hot which is great for sun worshipping, scuba diving and enjoying the aqua parks. The hottest months are in July and August so if you want to make the most of outdoor activities you may want to visit just either side of this for cooler climates. Avoid December and January when the area sees most of its rainfall.
By Train: Turkish Interrail connects Kusadasi to local and external European cities.
By Taxi: Travel by taxi is recommended after hours and remains cheap as nothing within the city limits is too far away.
By Boat: Check the local Ferry schedule for daily trips from Kusadasi.
By Hire Car: Cars can be hired at the airport on arrival or booked ahead of time.
By Bus: The main Kusadasi bus station takes you all over the country and Dolmus minibus services are the most convenient way to travel around town.
By Foot: This fairly small place is mostly flat and easily travelled by foot. Plan your route well and walk from one side of town to the other in about 30 minutes.
For music lovers: This buzzing nightlife town celebrates local music with the annual Golden Pigeon Music Festival, a competitive five day street festival in June, covering Turkish pop and up and coming comedy acts.
For the religious and spiritual: Religious festival, Feast of Assumption is worth a visit if you’re in Kusadasi in August.
For fans of local heritage: Check out the Camel Wrestling Festival in December or January, which aims to be more of a comedic event than a blood sport.