Kusadasi Suggested Itineraries

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

Take in two equally mesmerising UNESCO sites on this 4-day small-group Kusadasi tour, with a maximum of 14 people.  Enjoy 4-star hotel accommodation in Kusadasi, free time to explore the city and two full-day excursions to Pamukkale and Ephesus. Get up close to the natural wonder of Pamukkale and bathe in its mineral-rich pools, then explore the ruins of nearby Hierapolis. Journey to ancient Ephesus and marvel over the Great Theater and Celsus Library, then visit the House of the Virgin Mary and see the remains of the Temple of Artemis.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Private Tour: Ephesus Day Trip

Journey to Ephesus and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and more during this private guided day trip from Kusadasi. Follow your guide along marble streets older than Christ to the Library of Celsius, the Great Theater, and Hadrian's Temple and learn about the ancient heritage and history of Ephesus.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Turkish Bath Experience in Kusadasi

Prepare to preened and pampered like a local with this 1.5-hour Turkish bath experience in Kusadasi, including hotel pick-up. Visit an authentic Turkish hamam, where you’ll relax in the marble steam room, then indulge with a relaxing soap massage, an invigorating body scrub and a soothing oil massage (optional). After the 5-star treatment, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated, with silky-soft skin primed for the perfect vacation tan.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Departure Transfer: Kusadasi City Hotels to Bodrum Airport

Stay in the vacation mood as long as possible, by pre-booking a stress-free private departure transfer and taking the hassle out of traveling. Meet your driver at your Kusadasi city hotel, let them help you with your bags, and travel to Bodrum Airport in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about getting to your flight on-time – transfers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma

Travel back in time and discover the glory of Ancient Ionia on this private full-day tour of Priene, Miletus and Didyma from Kusadasi. Marvel over Pytheos’ Temple of Athena and walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Priene; learn about the classical philosophers that once inhabited ancient Miletos; then visit the sacred Temple of Apollo in Didyma.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Jewish Heritage Tour: Sardis and Izmir Day Trip from Kusadasi

Embark on a unique pilgrimage to the ancient ruins of Sardis on this full-day private Jewish Heritage tour from Kusadasi, including lunch and hotel transfers. Explore the remains of the Lydian capital, once home to one of St John’s Seven Churches of Asia, then view its striking Roman synagogue. Next, journey to nearby Izmir to wander around the Jewish quarters of Karataş and Kemeraltı, stopping to admire the many synagogues and landmark Asansör.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Kusadasi City Hotels

Enjoy an easy and hassle-free private transfer from Bodrum airport to your Kusadasi hotel, with no need to wait for a taxi or struggle with your bags. Your driver will meet you on arrival and you’ll travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, leaving you free to catch up on sleep or enjoy the views along the way. Don’t worry if you have a late-night or early-morning arrival time, either – these pre-paid transfers are available around the clock.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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4x4 Safari from Kusadasi Including BBQ Lunch

Clamber into an open-top all-terrain vehicle and head off-the-beaten-track on a thrilling full-day 4x4 safari from Kusadasi. Venture off-road to discover the wild landscapes of the Dilek National Park and cruise along the sea cliffs, looking out along Turkey’s Aegean Coast. Stop to explore Byzantine and medieval ruins dotted along the coast, cool off with a swim at Long Beach and dive into the mineral-rich waters of Zeus’ Cave, known for their healing properties.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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7-Day Turkey Tour from Kusadasi: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ankara, Cappadocia and Ephesus

Embark on an epic journey through Anatolia on this 7-day tour, starting at the coastal resort of Kusadasi and ending in vibrant, multi-cultural Istanbul. Sample the country’s myriad highlights as you explore the glorious ruins of the Ephesus and Hierepolis ancient cities, learn about mystical Sufis at the Konya Mevlana Museum and bathe in the thermal pools of UNESCO-listed Pamukkale. Travel part of Turkey’s Silk Road, view the majestic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and enjoy sightseeing in Ankara. This comprehensive tour includes accommodation, hotel pickups and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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