What is Kusadasi like? It’s a large sprawling resort more like a city really, with lovely beaches and plenty to see and do. It’s situated in a great location on the western Aegean coast and only 80km (50 miles) about 1 hour away from Izmir Airport (Adnan Menderes). If you prefer you can fly in to Bodrum Airport and the transfer is around 2 hours. Kusadasi is probably best known for its beaches, promenade and large port where the cruise liners dock and thousands of tourists descend on the town during the summer months. It’s most popular for its shopping and for its nearby proximity to the ancient ruins of Ephesus and other historical sites of interest.
The shops in Kusadasi specialise in leather goods with exceptional prices, you can buy everything from clothing to bags, purses and wallets and there is a large selection of watches. There are plenty of market stalls selling souvenirs and trinkets that you can take home to remember your trip by. The ancient ruins of Ephesus impress all who visit there with monuments of the Roman Imperial period which include the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Temple of Artemis is here although little remains now of this majestic temple, the importance of Ephesus has been clarified with its award of UNESCO World Heritage Centre status.
Kusadasi property is very affordable and offers excellent holiday homes with superb rental potential that make the property investors very happy indeed. As Kusadasi is a popular holiday destination it’s said that during the season up to 440,000 people visit the town and yes some stay in the hotels but many prefer to rent an apartment or villa. By staying in a private apartment or villa it affords more space, privacy and freedom of movement that most visitors prefer. Luxury Kusadasi properties for sale with amazing views of the beaches are being snapped up by holiday home hunters and investors who want to add to their property portfolio. The neighbourhood of Degirmendere is in the area of Guzellikici, which is Kusadasi’s new up and coming investment area and is proving very popular. Davutlar has always been a popular retreat for wealthy Turks who own holiday homes there and in both areas you will find a superb range of charming properties for sale in Kusadasi.
What types of properties are available?
Apartments – 2 or 3 bedrooms on fabulous complexes with a shared communal pool, a children’s pool, beautiful gardens and a large terrace area for sunbathing or relaxing. The apartments are light, airy and spacious and offer good sized living floor space with a private terrace or balcony. Just a 20 minute walk to the beach with nearby shops, bars and restaurants make this area ideal for those wanting to be a little away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of the resort.
Villas – 3 or 4 bedrooms on a wonderful complex with two communal pools, landscaped gardens and terrace areas for relaxing and sunbathing. Again the villas offer tremendous living space which is bright, airy and spacious and offer amazing views, plus the beach is just
250m away. Close to shops, bars and restaurants plus other local amenities these homes offer a luxury lifestyle.
Kusadasi appeals to a wide range of people who want to buy a property abroad including families, couples, groups of friends and those who want to retire to somewhere close to the sea with super views and plenty of sunshine. As the sun shines in Turkey for 300 days per year all those boxes are ticked plus it is very popular, especially with British and Irish national expats. Everything you could want can be found here including great bars, superb restaurants and nightlife can be whatever you choose either up beat and lively or more relaxed, the choice is yours.
There is plenty to see and do out and about in Kusadasi with lots of places of interest nearby for you to visit for a day out. The small quiet rural village of Selcuk is a delightful little village ideal for visiting for a traditional village Turkish breakfast called Kahvalti. There is a tiny Island called Pigeon Island (Guvercin Adasi) which is connected to mainland Kusadasi by a causeway. This pretty setting includes a flower garden which surrounds the castle believed to have been built around the 14th or 15th century. You can stroll around the paths on the eastern side of the Island which gives uninterrupted views of Kusadasi. Just 2.5km from the centre of Kusadasi is “Ladies Beach” or “Ladies Sea” in Turkish it’s known as Kadinlar Denizi. This is the most famous beach and everyone flocks to it, it is a large expanse of sandy beach with fabulous picturesque views and is home to some wonderful beach clubs which are dotted all along the coast of the Aegean here.
The Dilek Peninsula (National Park) is a natural beauty spot also locally called the Milli Park. It’s about 28km (17 miles) from the centre of Kusadasi, this is ideal for those who love to walk and during the summer months, you can swim at its quiet beaches. Kusadasi is home to three Water Parks and two of them are the largest in Europe, they are close to the centre. There are daily ferries in the summer to the beautiful Greek Island of Samos its only takes 75 minutes to cross the Aegean. Turkey’s 3rd largest city Izmir is where you need to head to for some serious shopping is just 1 hour 15 minutes away, plus the resorts of Altinkum (1 hour) and Bodrum ( just over 2 hours) are a drive along the coast and are a great day out.
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