Kusadasi Cruise Port
How to Get to Kusadasi
It is an easy walk from the cruise ship terminal to downtown Kusadasi.
One Day in Kusadasi
Chances are you won’t be spending much time in Kusadasi itself as most cruise passengers join half or full day excursions to nearby Ephesus. If you do stick around, think of it as a chance to kick back and relax for a day. Try a Turkish bath, head to the beach to soak up some sun or cool off at the wave pools and water slides at one of the city’s aqua parks. You may also like to take a walk out to the small hilltop fortress on Pigeon Island, accessible by a footbridge just across from the port.
If you want to get a glimpse of historic Kusadasi, head to the Kaleici neighborhood, just north of Barbaros Hayrettin Caddesi, the main pedestrian street in town. Wander the narrow streets and visit the Kaleiçi Camii, a mosque built in 1618, and the Öküz Mehmet Pasha caravanserai, built the same year.
Of course, you shouldn’t leave Kusadasi without checking out the bazaars, the perfect places to try your hand at haggling and do some souvenir shopping – carpets, copper goods, jewelry and ceramics are all popular.
The cruise ship terminal is part of a modern mall with a variety of Western-style shops and eateries. The official currency is the Turkish lira, although Euros and US dollars may be accepted at some stores. Turkish is the official language, but locals may know some English.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, on this shore excursion from Kusadasi. A commercial, religious and social center during ancient ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Tour to Ephesus Including the Temple of Artemis and Şirince
When your ship moors in Kusadasi port, seize the moment and visit ancient Ephesus on this 5-hour private shore excursion. Meet your guide and travel to this ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus including Basilica of St John and Temple of Artemis
Explore the spectacular ancient city of Ephesus on a private shore excursion from the Kusadasi port. Learn about the rich history of this ancient city and ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus including House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis
The ancient city of Ephesus is a must-visit destination while you're in port in Kusadasi. On this private shore excursion, you will visit the ruins of the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
When you’re in port in Kusadasi, enjoy a private full-day shore excursion to three of Turkey’s greatest classical sites. Traveling with a knowledgeable private ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
When your cruise docks in the Kusadasi port, head to Ephesus on a private tour! On this shore excursion, a private guide will ensure you make the most of your ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)