Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast, and the center of the seaside district of the same name within Aydın Province. Kusadasi is located 95 km south of Izmir, the area's metropolitan center, and 71 km from the provincial seat of Aydin. The city is situated along a gulf of the same name in the Aegean, with the island of Güvercin Ada connected to the mainland by a narrow passage.
Kusadasi caters to tourists arriving by land, or from the port for cruise ship passengers heading to Ephesus.
The city is a port of call for major cruise lines such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean.
The port is linked by a six-lane highway to Izmir's Adnan Menderes Airport.
There are daily ferry services to the nearby Greek island of Samos. Kusadasi's bus station is a transport hub. Coach buses connect the city to various parts of the country.
Places of Interest in and near Kusadasi:
When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Miletos, is an ancient city located near Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (meander) River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80.000 and 100.000. Didyma was ruled by Persians, Romans and Seljuk Turks.
The next visit will be Didyma. Didyma means "twins" and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletos by Milesians with a 19 km/12 mi sacred road.
Drive to Ephesus and enter the magnificent city through the Magnesia Gate, and then a walk with your guide into the ruins of ancient Ephesus, was the capital of Asia Minor in Roman era. The route will take you to Odeon, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Fountain of Trajan and Great Theater.
Drive back to Kusadasi port, where your tour concludes.
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