How to go to Kusadasi

Kusadasi, which is the district of Aydın, is 660 km from Istanbul, 666 km from Ankara and 95 km from Izmir. There are direct bus services from these cities to Kusadasi. If you are going from Izmir, it can be reached by following a 25 km road starting from Selcuk junction after 65 km of Izmir-Aydın road.

Places to visit

Kusadasi is the right address to discover examples of Turkish and world cuisine with accommodation options suitable for all budgets and many restaurants located on the coast.


Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island is located just off the coast of Kuşadası. Güvercinada, which was home to many bird species, especially pigeons, is connected to the land by a long road. The magnificent meeting of the sunset with the Byzantine Castle built on steep rocks should definitely be seen.




It is near Kusadasi Pier. It was built in 1618 by the Grand Vizier Öküz Mehmet Pasha.

Kurşunlu Han, that is, Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai, was first built as a castle and then started to be used as an inn. There is a two-storey, cloistered indoor space around the rectangular courtyard surrounded by thick and high walls. It was built using rubble stone and spolia.

The caravanserai, which looks like a small citadel, has a triangular tip and pointed dendanel at the top. There are rooms lined up around the large courtyard. It has been restored in various periods and is in good condition. There are two stairs leading to the upper floor from the back at the northwest and southeast corners. The entrance of the caravanserai is in the north, and the marble doorway is covered with an arch.


National Park

Dilek Peninsula-Buyuk Menderes Delta National Park is the botanical garden where almost all the plants that spread along the coasts from the Mediterranean to the Caucasus are naturally combined; It has a mountainous terrain with its birds of prey and wild animals, and underwater riches surrounding it, on the other hand, a delta with hundreds of bird species, rich fish varieties, and historical and cultural richness surrounding all of them. 209 bird species can be seen in this rich ecosystem. The region is also one of the most important hatching areas of the endangered Crested Pelican. In addition to this, the Dwarf Cormorant, which is also endangered worldwide, also lives here.

Due to its unique biological diversity, Dilek Peninsula has also been accepted as a "Flora Biogenetic Reserve Area" by the Council of Europe.

You must see and experience this magnificent natural wonder, where all the colors of nature meet with the crystal waters of the sea, where the fish accompany you while swimming, and where your soul will rest in this colorful environment.


Cave of Zeus

This mysterious beauty in Kusadasi is a naturally formed cave. It is located within the borders of Güzelçamlı Dilek Peninsula National Park. It is thought that the name of Zeus was given to the cave based on the stories told about Zeus. The mythological story of the cave is as follows; When the sky god Zeus angered his brother Poseidon, the god of the sea, he took refuge in a cave, escaping the wrath of Poseidon, who lifted his trident and turned the waves upside down and turned the sea upside down, and the name of the cave remained "Zeus Cave"


Kaleici Mosque

It is the only magnificent mosque of Kusadasi. Kaleiçi Mosque was built in 1618 by the Grand Vizier Öküz Mehmet Pasha. It is located in Kusadasi bazaar. Square plan, a large dome covers the main place of worship. The body walls, which rise in two levels, end with flat moldings. The last congregation place in Baghdadi style on the northern façade of the mosque was added after the restoration in 1830.