KUSADASI

Kusadasi

When to go?
April to October: The best times of year to visit Kusadasi

Events
• January, Camel Wrestling Festival, performed in Selcuk (20 km north of Kusadasi)
• Last week of June, Gold Pigeon Music Festival
• June/July Internationallzmir Festival
• August, Feast of Assumption, at the House of Virgin Mary

Must See
• Ephesus Virgin Marys House, St. Jean Basilica, Selcuk Museum
• Caravanserail, constructed by Grand Vizier Okuz Mehmet Pasa in the 17th century.
• Neapolis, the ruins of this antique city established by the Ionian inhabitants are around Yilanci Cape site.
• Pygale, antique city, around the North entrance of Kusadasi.
• Adagol, a nice recreational area where one may have a good time during the day.
• Kadi Castle, it is prehistoric settlement by the seaside on which Byzantine Castle was built.
• Pigeon Island, the castle from which Kusadasi took its name and is the symbol of the city had been used during the Byzantine, Genevan, Venetian and Ottoman periods.

Restaurants, Bar&Cafes

• Seyhan Restaurant.Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Italian, French cuisines and seafood. Address: Saglik Caddesi 63

• Gondoll. Pizza, Traditional Turkish foods. Address: Ataturk Bulvari 56/1

• Kazim Usta Restaurant. Turkish Appetizers, seafood Address: Balikci Limani

• Paddys Club&Bar. Pop, rock, techno. Address: Bar street

• Charlies Club&Bar. Pop, disco, dance Address: Kaleici Kisla Sokak 39

Shopping
• One of the most diversed shopping experiences in Turkey. Jewelery, Carpet and Leather stores around Ephesus and Selcuk town, carry the largest selections and latest creations.
• Bargaining is a must and spice of trade in Kusadasi city center.

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