202. Kuşadası, Turkey

Why Kuşadası, Turkey

Here is a place where you can explore the beach, check out some shopping and walk along the shoreline of the city.

Kusadasi, Turkey - Port of Kusadasi

Kuşadası, Turkey – Port of Kuşadası


Kuşadası, Turkey is on the west coast of the country. It is south of Izmir.

How To Get Here

By Train

No trains here. But you could take a train to Izmir or another neighboring city and then take a taxi or bus from there to Kuşadası.

By Cruise Ship

Kuşadası is Turkey’s largest cruise ship port. I arrived by Celeystal Cruise. But there are many other cruise lines that serve the city.

Kusadasi, Turkey - Louis Olympia ship

Kuşadası, Turkey – Louis Olympia ship

By Ferry

There are ferries to/from the Greek Islands as well as other nearby cities in Turkey. Details can be found here and here.

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Izmir Airport (IZM).

The following airlines serve the Izmir Airport (IZM):

Ata Airlines (I3), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), atlasglobal (KK), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Germanwings (4U), Jetairfly (TB), Kish Air (Y9), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Onur Air (8Q), Pegasus Airlines (PC), , Sun Express Germany (XG), SunExpress (XQ), Taban Airlines (HH), Turkish Airlines (TK), Wind Rose Aviation (7W) and Yakutia Airlines (R3).

Alternatively, you can fly into Bodrum Airport (BJV).

The following airlines serve the Bodrum Airport (BJV):

atlasglobal (KK), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Blue Air (0B), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Eidelweiss Air (WK), Germania (ST), Germanwings (4U), Jet2.com (LS), Jetairfly (TB), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Onur Air (8Q), Pegasus Airlines (PC), SunExpress (XQ), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK) and Wind Rose Aviation (7W).

By Bus

There are buses from Izmir and other points in Turkey. Check Pamukkale for details. There are also minibuses that ply the region.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

There are many places to stay here including a DoubleTree By Hilton. Just find a place that suits your taste.

You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Lots of great Turkish food in this area as well as Turkish ice cream which is always fun to watch how they buy it.

Kusadasi, Turkey - Pomgranate juice

Kuşadası, Turkey – Pomegranate juice

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

This is a scenic town. You can go for a walk around the town and just relax. There are a few beaches and national Parks as well. You may also walk along the seaside and enjoy the restaurants and scenery. The old city of Ephesus is close by, but that’s not the reason why you are here as that’s the familiar destination for this region.

Kusadasi, Turkey - Kusadasi coast

Kuşadası, Turkey – Kuşadası coast


Kusadasi, Turkey - Kusadasi from the port

Kuşadası, Turkey – Kuşadası from the port

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here are some tours from Viator.

==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.

Additional Information

Language: Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

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