This vibrant cosmopolitan town on the South West Coast of sun-drenched Turkey has something for everyone.
Glorious sandy beaches, calm glassy waters, magnificent ancient ruins and vibrant nightlife are among the attractions of this popular holiday destination.
Kasadasi is steeped in rich culture and history which date back to the Neolithic age and historical landmarks include Kusadasi Castle on Pigeon Island, the pocket of land that is joined to the town by a walkway.
This was a quaint little town consisting mainly of fishermen and farmers until a big tourism boom took place in the 1980s.
The town is located on a little peninsula which is shaped like a bird’s head - hence the name Kusadasi which translates as The Bird’s Island.
This wonderful sunshine escape has several superb beaches which are perfect for families craving some fun in the sun or couples wanting a romantic stroll along the sandy expanses.
Ladies Beach is a popular choice where you’ll discover plenty of water sports action and some charming cafes and bars. Other pleasant sandy stretches at Kusadasi are Green Beach, Papas Beach and Kustur Beach.
There’s no shortage of marvellous restaurants in Kasadasi offering local and international delicacies, and Bar Street is the place to head for when you fancy some nightlife in a pulsating club or disco.
Shopping fanatics will love Kusadasi with its lively department stores and bustling bazaar area next to the port where you can barter for a bargain.
Nearby attractions include Aqua Fantasy Aquapark, Dilek National Park and the ancient city of Ephesus with its famous archaeological ruins. There are also several excellent golf courses near the town.