One of the most popular resorts to visit in Turkey is Kusadasi; it has everything that you need for the perfect holiday destination and with the summer approaching you really need to start thinking about your upcoming holiday. Kusadasi is a popular holiday resort town on Turkey’s picturesque western Aegean coast and its proximity to other desired resorts make it a superb choice to further explore the surrounding area.
Flights – it is only 80 km (50 miles) transfer from airport to resort is 1 hour from Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir, or you can fly into Bodrum Airport which is a 2 hour transfer. Flights from International airports are frequent and as it’s less than a 4 hour flight from the UK you don’t have to worry about sitting on a plane for hours on end flying long haul, it also means more affordable air fares.
Exchange rate – currently for every £1.00 the exchange rate gives you 5.51tl (Turkish Lira) it means you get an awful lot for your money and your spending power is much more than having a holiday in a European country.
Sunshine – Kusadasi has 300 days of glorious sunshine per year and trust me it sizzles. However one of the advantages of this coastline is it doesn’t get humid; a cool breeze is ever present and makes sunbathing even in the hottest months bearable. The temperatures in July and August average around 28°C (82F) however it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach in excess of 32°C (90F).
Beaches – now we are talking, there are numerous beaches all offering crystal clear blue waters and golden sandy beaches and Ladies Beach is the most popular by far. It’s close to the centre of Kusadasi and has a beautiful palm tree lined promenade with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants; it is clean with 1 km of shallow waters and ideal for families.
Harbour & Marina – home to one of the biggest yacht marinas in Turkey and you will see plenty of blue flags at this marina, this is the symbol of environmental awareness. Daily boat tours and private hire yachts lure tourists who fancy a day at sea. This is where most tourists visit in the evenings as here you can dine on delicious fresh locally caught seafood as you watch the sunset.
Water sports, golf & boat tours – if you get your thrills from water sports you are in for a treat here with so many available from: Jet Ski, para-sailing, pedallos, and banana boat, wind surfing, scuba diving, fishing and canoeing to name just a few. Golf is popular here and there are 3 golf courses you can choose from. Fantastic boat tours are available around the bay and to the Greek Island of Samos via daily ferries that take only 75 minutes across the Aegean.
Shopping – the old Bazaar area is where you will find the Grand Bazaar and the Orient Bazaar both are superb markets full of colours, aromas, sights and sounds and is one you will never forget, however, you must buy a box or two of fragrant authentic Turkish Delight. Izmir which is Turkeys 3rd largest city is a mere 75 minutes away and here you can shop until you drop.
Attractions – if you want thrills and excitement Kusadasi has three Water Parks and two of them are the largest in Europe. There is a tiny Island called Pigeon Island (Guvercin Adasi) which is connected to mainland Kusadasi by a causeway. This picturesque setting includes a beautiful flower garden which surrounds the Byzantine castle believed to have been built around the 14th or 15th century. This restored fortress is home to a restaurant and disco and is a magnet for couples and groups of friends
Sightseeing – the ancient ruins of Ephesus is by far the most visited of the historic ruins of Turkey. The wonderful monuments of the Roman Imperial period include the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Temple of Artemis. Since the 5th century is The House of the Virgin Mary a small domed chapel it is believed that the Virgin Mary made this her home in her later life and spent her last days at this shrine. For a relaxed day out head to the Dilek Peninsula (National Park) it’s a natural beauty spot also locally called the Milli Park. It’s about 28 km (17 miles) from the centre of Kusadasi, ideal for those who love to walk and during the summer months, you can swim at its less crowded beaches.
Nightlife – if you enjoy a varied nightlife then Kusadasi is definitely for you, it is known for its party atmosphere with its lively bars, discos and nightclubs all found along “Bar Street” and this is where you can have the best of both worlds. It is buzzing each and every night of the season and if you want a lively night out this is the place to go. However, if you prefer a little bar ideal for families or you just want a more relaxed evening, there are plenty of them too, located all over Kusadasi with panoramic views of the Aegean. There are numerous wonderful restaurants, bars and cafes on the seafront and if you want to get even closer there are several piers with a wide variety of superb restaurants and bars most with live music.
Is Kusadasi a good holiday destination? Yes it is for the whole family to enjoy, couples and groups of friends alike. It has something for everyone and this is just a taster as to what is on offer and its why holiday home hunters and investors buy property for sale in Kusadasi.