In the province of Aydın, just south of Izmir, Kuşadası is a popular holiday town on Turkey’s Aegean coast. It is located on one of the important coasts that connect Anatolia to the Mediterranean Sea. In antiquity, Kuşadası was known as Neopoli.
Today, Kuşadası hosts a modern cruise port. The port offers access to see gorgeous Ephesus, one of the world’s largest and most important ancient archaeological and religious sites, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John, and peaceful Şirince, a small village famous for its wine and architecture.
Kuşadası hosts natural beauties alongside important historical sites. The Büyük Menderes Delta National Park is a huge natural reserve that is home to 209 different bird species and almost all plant species endemic to the region from Anatolia to the Caucasus.
From the cruise ship pier in Kuşadası Harbor, the town looks beautiful. Passengers can walk between cafés and shops, and climb to Kale district, inside the old city walls. The island of Güvercinada (Pigeon Island), connected to the mainland by a relatively narrow causeway, awaits visitors with a Genoese fortress.
The ancient port city of Kusadasi presents a perfect blend of sea, sun and the unspoilt beauty of nature. The outcome is a holiday destination that promises an unforgettable experience.