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Kusadasi Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

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Beaches, bazaars and Ottoman history come together in Kusadasi beach resorts, perched on the Aegean coast south of Selcuk and Izmir.

Day 1: Kusadasi Stroll

Get to know Kusadasi’s history and sights on a walking tour of this beach city’s town center. Walk out across the causeway to the Pigeon Island fortress, dating back to the Ottoman era, or relax on one of the public beaches lining the coast. Most activities target the beach, including windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. Away from the water, practice your bartering skills in the Kusadasi bazaar, and haggle for jewelry, rugs and glass evil eye trinkets.

Day 2: Kusadasi Cuisine

Turkey’s Aegean cuisine highlights seafood, so take the opportunity to sample the local specialties while you’re in town. Start with a pre-dinner drink at a seafront bar and watch the sun go down over the marina, or take a stroll under the palm trees lining the waterfront esplanade. Find a courtyard restaurant to enjoy a meal served under the stars, beginning with a platter of meze appetizers. Dinner could be a Turkish dish of shellfish freshly fished from the sea, grilled meats and salads, kebabs and bread pide.

Day 3: Day Trips Through History

Day trips from Kusadasi travel back into the past, to several centuries before the birth of Christ. The Temple of Apollo at Didyma was the site of a famous sanctuary of the Oracle. Today you can take a wander past monumental columns carved with the face of the Medusa, and imagine life in the era of the ancient Greeks. Didyma is around 73km (45 miles) south of Kusadasi. For Roman-era ruins of baths and temples, take a trip to Sardis around 160km (100 miles) from Kusadasi. The best-preserved Roman ruins of all are at Ephesus, just 18km (11 miles) from Kusadasi, with its monumental gates, columned facades, temples and theater.

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Private Tour: Ephesus Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Admire the spectacular ancient sights of Ephesus, site of one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". On this privately guided tour, you will ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.25

Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Kusadasi City Hotels

Get your vacation in Kusadasi off to a perfect start by booking this private arrival transfer from Bodrum Airport to your Kusadasi city hotel. Simply book a ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.61

Private Departure Transfer: Kusadasi City Hotels to Bodrum Airport

Take the hassle out of the end of your vacation by booking this private departure transfer from your Kusadasi city hotel to Bodrum Airport. Simply book a time ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.61

7-Day Turkey Tour from Kusadasi: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ankara, Cappadocia and Ephesus

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

See Turkey’s historical and cultural highlights on this incredible 7-day tour from Kusadasi to Istanbul. With either of Istanbul's two major airports, ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $633.79

4-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Kusadasi: Pamukkale, Ephesus and Hierapolis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis and the archeological site of Pamukkale on this 4-day tour from Kusadasi. With a round-trip transfer from ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $323.88

Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma

Discover the ruins of Priene, one of the most active ports of the Lonian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning.

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.25

Private Jewish Heritage Tour: Sardis and Imir Day Trip from Kusadasi

Combine a visit to the ancient ruins of Sardis with a tour of Izmir's Jewish neighborhoods on a full-day excursion from Kusadasi! While enjoying personalized ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

3-Day Tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi: Troy, Gallipoli and Ephesus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Blend Turkish history with must-see sights on a 3-day tour from Istanbul to Kusadasi! With an expert guide, visit the poignant World War I battlefields —  ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $525.00

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