What are the best things to do and tourist attractions to see in Kusadasi?

Kusadasi - Turkey

What are the best things to do in Kusadasi?

Kusadasi is the most popular tourism district of Aydın province. Visited by thousands of local and foreign tourists every year, Kusadasi is the place where the blue sky meets the Aegean Sea and where many activities can be done. In the north of this beautiful district is the Selçuk district of Izmir, in the east and south is Aydın's Söke district, and in the west is the Aegean Sea. You should definitely see this district, which fascinates all visitors with its natural beauties and deep blue sea, with your family and loved ones. When you go to Kusadasi , exploring the most popular and well-known places of Kusadasi will of course be on your list of things to do in and around Kusadasi .

These places are waiting to be discovered by you:

In Güvercinada:

It is the first place that comes to mind when Kusadasi is mentioned. There is a castle built by the Genoese on the island. It was also used as a military base during the Byzantine period and was restored during the Ottoman period. In 1957, a road was built and connected to the land, thus making transportation easier.

Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai:

It was built in 1618 during the reign of Öküz Mehmet Pasha. The caravanserai, located at the Kusadasi pier, is very easy to reach as it is within walking distance of many points.

Mosque inside the Castle:

The mosque inside the Kusadasi castle was built during the reign of Öküz Mehmet Pasha, under his instructions.

Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park:

It is located between the borders of Kusadasi and Söke districts. There are a wide variety of bird species in the Büyük Menderes Delta. Among these, it is the most important incubation center of the Dalmatian Pelican and also the famous pygmy cormorant, which is endangered, is located here. Büyük Menderes National Park is 23 km away from Kusadasi . Thousands of local and foreign tourists visit this park every year. If you like taking nature photographs, this region will be the place for you.

 Ladies Beach:

Kusadasi is a place famous for its beaches. This blue flag beach is approximately 3 km away from the city center. Since it was preferred only by women during the Ottoman period, its name has never changed and has survived to the present day.

Kursunlu Monastery:

Davutlar is a neighborhood of Kusadasi and is only 15 km away from the town. Kurşunlu Monastery is located in the vicinity of Davutlar and this monastery dates back to the Byzantine period and has brought the architecture of the period to the present day.

Andiz Towers:

Andız Maiden's Tower is a structure that has survived from Hellenistic times to the present day. This structure is located at the foot of Pilav Mountain on the Aydın - Kusadasi highway.


Ephesus Ancient City:

Located approximately 21 km away from Kusadasi city center, the ancient city of Ephesus hosts millions of local and foreign tourists every year.

The House of the Virgin Mary:

It is a sacred place of worship for Catholics located on the Bülbül Mountain around Ephesus. This site, sacred to the Christian world, was discovered following the reported dreams of Mother Catherina Emmerich, a Catholic nun, and has received regular pilgrimages since its discovery.

Selcuk - Sirince Village:

This village, which is 28 km away from Kusadasi; It is an old Greek village that has preserved its historical architecture and is famous for its wines.

Apart from these, if you want to explore the unique bays in Dilek Island National Park, you can also join the boat tours organized in the spring and summer. :)


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