Kusadasi is a lively, sunny and fun resort on the Aegean Sea. It’s a wonderful combination of sun-soaked relaxation as well as water fun and ancient treasures to explore. Beaches are long and golden. Ladies Beach, Long Beach, Silver Sands Beach or Love Beach offer different activities for a perfect day for singles, couples and families.
There are 3 waterparks in Kusadasi. Adaland has water pools, slides, activity pools, rafting, jumping towers, dolphin shows and much more. Considered as one of the ten best Aqua parks in the world and the largest in Europe, Adaland Park is a fun day out for everyone in the family. Spend the day racing down slides with names such as Black Thunder and Kamikaze, join in with the rain dance or simply take the relaxing option and float around the Lazy River on a rubber ring. Adaland has also opened a new Seapark beside its current water park. Start off in the Aquarium room with the big ship wreck and glass windows that allow you to discover the underwater worlds of dolphins, sharks and the tropical reef. There’s a Dolphin pool, Shark Tank, Tropical Reef, Stingray Pool and a man-made beach. You can also cage dive with the sharks, swim with the dolphins and feed the stingrays.
Spend the day exploring the mountains of the National Park located 30 km south of Kusadasi. Whether you like hiking in the mountain trails or lying on a beach relaxing, the national park is a little piece of paradise. It’s a great place to snorkel or enjoy a picnic on one of the four main beaches.
Try a Turkish bath in a traditional setting or try the Davutlar Thermal Baths. Because they contain so many natural minerals
● Turkey’s thermal baths are known to have healing properties and therapeutic effects. Walk out to the small hilltop fortress on Pigeon Island, accessible by a footbridge just across from the towns port.
For lovers of ancient sites
● explore the astonishing ancient ruins at Ephesus (among the most important in the entire Mediterranean) as well as the Virgin Marys house. A visit the mineral-laden pools of Pamukkale is unique. Journey 30km into the countryside to explore the beautifully preserved hill village of Sirince. The small cafes and wine houses have magnificent view over fields, orchards, vineyards and olive groves. Eat traditional Turkish pancakes known as ‘gozleme’ in one of the many cafes and try the fruit wines which Sirince has become famous for producing. Most of all though, Kusadasi is the ideal place to rest and relax in comfort and style, beneath blue Mediterranean skies.
● EU passport holders must now purchase their entry Visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr in advance of travel (currently $20). Holders of non-EU passports or travel documents, other than a passport, should consult the Turkish Embassy. Call 01 6685240
● you may need to apply to the embassy in advance of travel.
Transfer time from Izmir International Airport is about 1hr 15 minutes.