The jewel in the Aegean Coast of Turkey, Kusadasi, famed for its turquoise blue waters and clear blue skies, rich culture and delicious cuisine.
The town of Kusadasi, nestled between the two international airports of Izmir and Bodrum, is proving to be ever increasing in its popularity with visitors from overseas, with year round flights from Europe into the local airport of Izmir and the cruise port bringing in worldwide visitors each day, with over 550 cruises scheduled to dock during the 2012 season.
Some of the attractions of Kusadasi are the local historical sites of Ephesus, the temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the House of the Virgin Mary. The natural park of Turkey lies on the outskirts of Kusadasi and has an array of wildlife, treks and natural unspoilt beaches.
The town centre has a vast number of shops offering everything from local Turkish delight to the famed quality Leather and Gold produced locally and not forgetting the Turkish Carpets which originate from this area.
During the daytime the many beaches of Kusadasi are filled with tourists and locals enjoying the sea and sunshine, some of Turkey’s most popular beach clubs, including Miracle Beach Club, are located in this area, a place to see and be seen. There are also two of Europe’s top ten aqua-parks located in this area for fun lovers and families to enjoy, one of them also hosting a Dolphin and Sealife park.
As the sunsets over Kusadasi the many restaurants offering local and international cuisine become a buzz of conversation, music and the chink of the glass filled with the local tipple, Raki.
The evening moves on and the nightlife scene of Kusadasi comes alive, with bar steet offering international music from great DJ’S, the old town hosting Turkish Live Music and the Beach Clubs, such as Miracle and Hammam, hosting concerts and world renowned DJ’s.
This area has been particularly targeted by investors over the past couple of years, with the introduction of the Kusadasi International Golf course opening in May 2012, the Hilton Hotel Group and Ramada Hotel Group both having projects underway in the town and a large shopping centre opening in 2012 at the 800-berth Setur Yacht Marina. The proximity to the 3rd largest city in Turkey, Izmir, which is a thriving import/export town has also attracted the construction of a conferencing centre, said to be the largest on this coastline of its kind.