Kuşadası is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for big cruise-liners. Kusadasi offers great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife.
Kuşadası literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Güvercin Adası or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort.
There are a number of sandy beaches in the area. Kaleiçi is the old centre of the town and is a popular shopping and entertainment area. The Ottoman Kervansaray or traveler's inn is now in private hands but is an impressive building and a landmark in the town centre. Today's travelers can find comfort in a full range of accommodation in all categories and of all sizes.
Kuşadası's setting also makes it a good base for those wanting to visit Ephesus, which is only a 30 minutes' drive away. Kuşadasi finds itself surrounded by some of Turkey's most beautiful national parks including the Kalamaki National Park, which lies on the Dilek Peninsula, approximately 30 kilometers to the south.
ODS Turkey welcomes you to Kusadasi – harbor to international cruise liners and gateway to Ephesus and the alleged house of Virgin Mary.