Kusadasi Cruise Port Tours

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Kusadasi is a resort town located on Turkey’s Aegean Coast that is best known as a jumping off point for visits to Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in eastern Turkey. Just a few decades ago, it wasn’t much more than a small seaside village, but the growth of the local tourism industry has brought modernization and commercialization.

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.

Port Information

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.
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Address: Kusadasi, Turkey
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Discover the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus on this Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi. On this Ephesus Turkey tour, depart from your cruise ship in Kusadasi and meet your expert guide, then venture to one of Turkey’s best preserved ancient cities. During Roman and Greek times, Ephesus was an important religious and commercial center. Explore the ruins and learn about this fascinating slice of Turkish history, including the Temple of Hadrian, Fountains of Trajan, the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater, then return to your ship for an on-time departure. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$85.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus including Basilica of St John and Temple of Artemis

Discover the ancient wonders of Ephesus on this private shore excursion, departing from the port of Kusadasi. Your expert local guide will ensure you maximize your sightseeing time at port, catering an immersive experience and taking you to the Basilica of St John, the House of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis (Temple of Diana). Learn about this ancient city at the Ephesus Museum and admire historic excavations and the renowned Artemis of Ephesus statue.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$90.53
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Kusadasi Private Arrival Port Transfer

Don't waste precious in-port time waiting for a shuttle or finding a taxi – pre-book a private arrival transfer and head straight for your central Kusadasi hotel. Your driver will meet you at Kusadasi Port and deliver you to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a stress-free start to your stay. Transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are pre-paid, so you won’t have to worry about exchanging money or struggling with the local language either.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus including House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis

Soak up history and ogle ancient ruins and monuments during this Kusadasi port excursion and private guided tour of Ephesus. Uncover the remnants of a this previous Roman capital alongside your expert local guide. Then, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, an aged building she spent her last moments in. Finally, you will admire one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. At the end of the tour, return to your port in time for departure.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary

Relish wondrous highlights during a privately guided shore excursion to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary from Kusadasi port. Disembark from your ship and visit popular attractions and historical sites in Ephesus all with expert commentary from your private guide. Plus, cherish time at the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary rested before she passed away.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$72.12
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Full-Day Shore Excursion from Izmir: Pergamon - Asklepion

Visit Pergamon, an ancient city dating before the 4th century BC. It's home to the second largest library in the ancient world, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the monumental Altar of Zeus and the Roman Medical Center ruins of Asklepion, work site of the great physician, Galen.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kusadasi Port Private Departure Transfer

Make your departure from Kusadasi as smooth as possible with a private transfer from your Kusadasi hotel to Kusadasi Port. Meet your driver at your hotel and settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, without having to worry about departure times or finding your cruise terminal. Best of all, these private transfers operate 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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