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A real taste of Turkey
Kusadasi holidays are the perfect way to explore the real side of Turkey without getting swept up in the crowds. The lively resort is nestled next to the port and has a little something for everyone. Whether you want to take a cultural trip back in time at the nearby ancient city of Ephesus, or whether you are content to soak up the radiant sunshine on Turkey's beautiful beaches, Kusadasi is a fabulous retreat.
Find history, culture and fabulous shopping in the heart of Kusadasi. This stunning part of Turkey offers old world flavour, fabulous architecture and a charming port to watch the ships roll by.
Aside from the beaches and the beautiful history of Kusadasi there is still plenty more you can find to keep you active. Selcuk Market is open every weekend and the endless array of bright and bountiful stores offers up the chance to snag a few bargains. The markets of Kusadasi are laden with rich scented spice, fabulous fabrics and just about everything else you can imagine.
Soak up some true Turkish culture by visiting a Hamam and having a Turkish bath. Heated stone tables, steam and getting lathered down are all part of this invigorating experience that will make you feel like a million dollars. Continue your Turkish trend by visiting one of the beautiful Mosques dotted around Kusadasi. For a taste of old Turkey spend the day out in Kirazli Village. This village has been spared the hands of time and you can visit a number of the gorgeous little restaurants serving up traditional Turkish food crafted from local produce.
Kusadasi boasts spectacular beaches that offer fine powdery sands, sparkling waters and beautiful backdrops. You can bask in the endless sunshine of the popular City Beach or escape the crowds with a trip to Pigeon Island Beach, an island retreat that allows you to immerse yourself in the clear Aegean waters. Those who are looking for a beach holiday in Kusadasi with an adrenaline edge will adore the activities on offer at Kustur Beach. Here you can try your hand at water skiing, surfing and even parasailing for the adventurous. If you want to get wet without the sand in-between your toes then there are two fabulously fun waterparks in Kusadasi - Adaland and Aqua Fantasy. The little ones will love racing down the slides while the adults can relax on the lazy river.
Where to stay
Kusadasi boasts every kind of accommodation from bargain hotels, like The Happy Apart Hotel, to luxury retreats such as the Marbel Hotel. The all-inclusive styles of hotel will offer everything from spacious gleaming pools to nights full of lively entertainment. Families can have a whale of a time in Kusadasi with all-inclusive and self-catering options at resorts with full animation teams in place to keep the younger ones entertained. Palm Wings Beach Resort is a fabulous choice for a relaxing holiday in Kusadasi that pulls out all the stops.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr
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Prices last checked at 12:26 PM January 19, 2021