If you are looking to visit Kusadasi this year for your holidays or to view property for sale in Kusadasi, the nearest airport is Izmir. Izmir International Airport (ADB) is only a 45 minute drive away from the centre of Kusadasi. However you have the choice of 2 airports as Bodrum International Airport (BJV) is roughly a 90 minute drive from central Kusadasi. It is just a 4 hour or less flight from the UK meaning no long haul boring flights that everyone can’t wait to get off. Most international airports in the UK fly to both Izmir and Bodrum Airports frequently during the season. Transfers from both Izmir and Bodrum Airports are easy and they can be booked before you leave home. Shuttle bus, private transfer, car hire and taxis offer a good service from airport to your resort.
Great road links make arriving to Kusadasi from either airport a breeze. By having the choice of 2 airports increases you getting the flight times you prefer. If you haven’t booked your summer holiday yet then take a look at late deals that the hotels are offering. Don’t forget there are also lots of private apartments and villas you can rent in super locations in the heart of Kusadasi or just on the outskirts such as Davutlar or Guzellikici which are popular up and coming areas.
Why do people visit Kusadasi?
Personally as someone who visits Kusadasi several times a year it’s a one stop shop – fabulous beaches, designer and trendy boutiques, leather goods, bustling port, long promenade linking beaches to the harbour, beach clubs offering waiter service whilst you sun yourself, wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants and the nightlife is buzzing or it can be relaxed the choice is yours.
What sports are there in Kusadasi?
For the sporty there are 3 golf courses where the avid player can spend many happy days playing the sport they adore. As you can imagine on this wonderful coastline there are plenty of water sports including surfing, sailing, diving, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, parasailing, banana rides and pedal boats. Inland you can go mountain biking and take in the breathtaking views or enjoy a jeep safari.
What family activities are there?
There are 3 Water Parks, close to the centre of Kusadasi. One of the parks has Dolphin Shows; and the children who will love the thrill of the water slides. Fun fairs are found along the promenade and cater for children of all ages.
Daily boat tours are on offer that sails around the bays or you can take a trip to one of the Greek Islands, there are daily ferries to gorgeous Samos and the ferry only takes 75 minutes.
You can have some super days out sightseeing, for a relaxed day out head to the Dilek Peninsula (National Park) it’s a natural beauty spot also called the Milli Park. Pigeon Island (Guvercin Adasi) which is connected to mainland Kusadasi by a causeway, this picturesque setting includes a blooming flower garden which surrounds the castle. Wonderful Ephesus cannot be missed if you go to Kusadasi with its historic ruins plus the magnificent monuments of the Roman Imperial period include the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. One of the Seven Wonders of the World is the Temple of Artemis.
Kusadasi is a great location to further explore Turkey; you can visit Izmir which is Turkeys 3rd largest city and you can get there in around 75 minutes by car or bus. It’s a modern city with classical ruins and an archaeology museum. Ottoman historical houses and buildings are now home to restaurants and cafes. You can also visit nearby Altinkum/Didim which is just over an hour away or go for the day to Bodrum which is a couple of hours away, both you can visit on a sightseeing tour.
If you want an overnight stay somewhere look at booking a trip to Pamukkale which is famous for its thermal hot spring and calcium coated cliffs. It’s a 2 hour 45 minute drive away and it can be done in a day, an overnight stay is recommended to thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Istanbul is another favourite and a popular city to visit so why not take a few days away in this vibrant city? It takes 6 hours 45 minutes to drive or you can fly from Izmir Airport which is just an hour’s flight. You can also catch the train or take the ferry for a more scenic route.