Kusadasi General Information
Kuşadası, literally translated as Bird Island, is a popular resort city on Turkey’s Aegean coast that connects Turkey to the Mediterranean. 100 kilometres south of Izmir and known as Neopoli in ancient times, Kuşadası hosts a modern cruise port, offering access to Ephesus, one of the world's largest and most important ancient archaeological sites.
Many travellers use Kusadasi as a base for visiting Ephesus and other sites in the region, such as
Şirince, a small village famous for its wine, olive orchards and stucco houses with red-tiled roofs; the ancient Greek ruins of Priene, Miletus and Didyma; Büyük Menderes Delta National Park, a large natural reserve home to hundreds of bird species; and the fortified island of Güvercinada (Pigeon Island), connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. Visitors also enjoy Kusadasi’s vibrant nightlife, shopping and beaches.