What to do in Kuşadası?
Most people think Kuşadasi is in Izmir. However, Kuşadası is a prominent district of Aydın.
Kuşadası is a holiday town which has a beautiful memory for travelers even though it has lost its popularity in recent years. Despite the concrete appearance, a lot of people like Kuşadası, have a lot of activity, live life, always a vibrant and crowded center. Kuşadası is a town where cruise tourism, which is the popular term of today, is very busy. It is a city where you will want to be in the middle of the sea by seeing luxury ships in the harbor. In general, Kusadasi guests visits on the day trip to the ancient city of Ephesus and the house of Virgin Mary, after coming by their luxury cruise ships, then they return to the streets of Kuşadası.
Where To Visit In Kuşadası?
Kusadasi National Park: With its lush forests and clean air, Kusadasi National Park is only 25 kilometers away from the center. With its 804 plant species and rich variety of animals, it is considered to be one of the most important natural habitats in our country. The park was also entitled to receive the Blue Flag, a prize awarded by the International Environmental Education Foundation, to beaches and marinas with certain criteria. Moreover, there are nice places to have a picnic in Kuşadası National Park.
Caravanserai: Built in the 17th century by Öküz Mehmet Pasha and restored in the 1960s, the caravanserai is one of the stops that have been visited by tourists. Caravanserai has not lost its glory ever since.
Beaches: There are many beaches to swim in Kusadasi. Women Beach, Long Beach, Sevgi Beach, Kustur and Papaz Beach are the most popular but the beaches are not limited with these. Tusan, the Women’s Sea, Güzelçamlı, Büyük and Küçük Kalamaki and Dipburun are among the sparkling, popular and beautiful beaches of Kuşadası.
Güvercinada Castle: Kale is one of the destinations you should definitely see. The construction of the fortress on Güvercinada was started in the Byzantine period. In the Ottoman period, the castle was used as a defense wall against the attacks from the sea. History buffs should see this castle in the center of Kusadasi and west of the harbor. You can also visit Dilek Hill, where you can see the walls of Panionion, the skyline of 12 Ionian Cities. Zeus Cave located at the entrance of Dilek Peninsula should not be forgotten. In addition, one of the first residential areas of Kusadasi, the ancient city of Neopolis can be added to the list.