“Kusadasi can best be described in one sentence: ‘It caters for everyone!’,” writes Joan Scanlon, Head of Sales & Operations, Wings Abroad Holidays. “Kusadasi needs little introduction because its reputation as a mecca for holidaymakers precedes it. For pleasure, leisure, and fun from dawn to dusk, Kusadasi is a must.
“Kusadasi offers kilometres of Blue Flag sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Visit the port and watch the majestic cruise ships come and go. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary’s House – a holiday to Kusadasi is not complete without a visit to this ancient city and the peaceful house of the Virgin Mary.
“Explore Pigeon Island (also known as Bird Island), from where the name of Kusadasi (which means Bird Island) originated.
“Enjoy the panoramic views of the town. Shop until you drop in a great selection of bazaars, markets and chic boutiques on every corner – Kusadasi is truly a shopper’s paradise – and eat like a local! Sample Turkish cuisine, which offers great food at great prices.
“Spend a fun-filled day for all the family in one of the two main waterparks in Kusadasi: Adaland and Aqua Fantasy. Go on a jeep safari – and spend the day exploring the mountains of the National Park. Visit the old Greek village of Sirince: this picturesque village has stunning views over orchards and wine houses – and sample a glass of the fruit wine that Sirince has become famous for producing.
“Take a boat trip around the bays near Kusadasi. Discover the bays that are only accessible by boat and stop off to swim in the crystal clear water.
“Visiting a mosque is a profound experience and one that will leave you feeling very calm and serene. Follow the simple rules – dress appropriately and take off your shoes on entry.
“A holiday to Kusadasi promises an unforgettable experience.”