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Kusadasi means the island of birds. The name is derived from a small island called Pigeon island near the town. In the Medieval times Venetian and Genoese merchants called this place "Scalanuova" (New Pier). It was captured by the Ottomans in 1413 and was named as Kusadası in honor of Pigeon Island, which has many bird nests. Until 1950s, Kusadasi was a small fishing village with olive fields and leather tanneries. After the arrival of holidaymakers, hotels and cruise ships. The town's population rises to half a million people during the summer months.
Many travelers to Western Turkey choose Kusadasi as a base to visit the archaeological and biblical sites of Ephesus. Ephesus is considered among the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Ephesus tours from Kusadasi Hotels: If you are exploring Turkey, you should definitely make time to visit this unique and unforgettable destination... After all, when you will have the opportunity to walk the well preserved streets of a Greco-Roman city.
Is it worth visiting Kusadasi?
Yes! Kusadasi is definitely worth visiting. With its magnificent view of the Aegean Sea, its restaurants and cafes, its proximity to the Ancient City of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. Ephesus is one of the most important reasons why Kusadası is a famous tourism center. The ruins of the fourth largest Roman city, Ephesus, lie just outside Kusadasi and are among the best-preserved ancient Greco-Roman ruins excavated in the world.
Is Ephesus in Kusadasi Turkey?
Kusadasi and Ephesus are two different places. Ephesus is an ancient city located 20 kilometers from Kusadasi. Ephesus is a popular destination for travelers visiting Kusadasi. Kusadasi serves as a gateway to the mesmerizing ancient city of Ephesus, renowned for its grandeur and historical significance, was once a flourishing Roman metropolis, and today it attracts countless visitors from around the world. As you wander through its well-preserved ruins, you'll be transported back in time, marveling at the magnificence of iconic landmarks like the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Kusadasi's proximity to Ephesus makes it an ideal base to explore the wonders of this archaeological treasure and soak up the rich history it holds. So, whether you're a history enthusiast or simply someone yearning to discover ancient wonders, a visit to Ephesus is an absolute must!
How do I get from Kusadasi to Ephesus?
There is no direct shared public tranportation from Kusadasi to Ephesus. The easiest way to get from Kusadasi to Ephesus is by taking a taxi or book a safe and reliable private Ephesus tour. The ride from Kusadasi to Ephesus is short and takes approximately 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time to marvel at the mesmerizing ruins of Ephesus. So, hop on board and get ready to immerse yourself in the ancient world of Ephesus!
Is Izmir or Kusadasi better?
We recommend our guests to stay in Kusadası instead of İzmir. Izmir is a big city with a big traffic problem. It takes approximately 1 hour by car from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi. There are many hotels and many seaside restaurants and cafes in Kusadasi. It takes less than 25 minutes to reach Ephesus by car from Kusadasi, whereas it takes more than an hour from Izmir. Kusadasi is quaint coastal town and also the gateway to the breathtaking Ephesus, home to some of the most well-preserved Roman ruins in the world.
If you have decided to visit Ephesus and are looking for an official and authorized tour guide, Ephesus Travel Guide is the perfect solution. Thanks to our many years of knowledge, we offer highly professional private Ephesus tours with great qualified and experienced tour guides. At the same time, we organize special designed Ephesus tours for children and include them in the tour without boring them.
For more information about private tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Hotels, please contact us.
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