Complete Kusadasi Guide - Kusadasi Hotels, Restaurants, Beaches, Ephesus, Night Life and more
Usefull Hints 1
Usefull Hints 1

Government offices and banks are open Monday thru Friday between 9:00 and 17:30 and have lunch break between 12:30 and 13:30.

Turkish post and telephone offices are easily recognizable by their ' PTT ' and 'Turk Telekom' signs. The major post office in Kusadasi operates between 8:30 am and 5 pm.

Exchange offices and banks are available for currency exchange. Rates change every day. Check once again before conversion.

Friday and Tuesday markets are set opposite the main bus station and offer fresh vegetables and fruits. Wednesday Market is based on clothes, fabric and textile, set at the same place.

Annual Kusadasi music Festival is on mid-July and International Izmir Fair starts at the end of August.  Izmir Music Festival at the end of June is not to be missed as some performances take place at the ancient city of Ephesus. 

If you are planning to visit Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary during the months of summer, due to hot weather the best time to go is either early in the morning, before 11:00 am or late in the afternoon, after 5:00 pm.

There is one government public hospital that stands up on a hill overlooking the bay, at the northern entrance of Kusadasi. There are 3 other private hospitals as well as small private clinics. Almost all private hospitals and small private clinics offer service in English and accept foreign insurance. Not to have a surprise at the end, ask in advance for insurance policy. 

Pick pocketing/ mugging is not common in Kusadasi however with a common sense, keep your belongings with you at all times especially in crowded places and stay away from dark and quiet streets at night. 

Nudity/ topless wear at public beaches are not common or usual for the Turkish culture however hospitality and tolerance for tourists is. There are no Nudist camps in Kusadasi. If you want to swim topless at a public or private beach, check the atmosphere beforehand and remember that the country you are at may not be that open-minded.