Let’s continue our trip to Aydin Province of Turkey- the town of Kusadasi. The meaning of the word Kusadasi literally means the Island of Birds since that part of the peninsula resembles the head of a bird. The sunbathed town of Kusadasi has numerous powdery sandy beaches that will provide you with an unforgettable holiday. If you’re the lover of active life, then you’ll definitely enjoy every day spent in this buzzing town. The beach I liked the most is called Ladies Beach, and it was named after the time it was segregated for female bather only. I must admit that this beach is one of the most crowded beaches in Kusadasi, so if you’re not a crowd-lover you should better try to escape it.
Other famous Kusadasi beaches are Diamond beach, Kustur beach, Public beach, Silver sand beach, and Long Beach. It’s easy to reach to any of these beaches by dolmus- Turkish minibus. Another great thing about Kusadasi is that it offers many restaurants, beach bars, shops, and nightspots. This town definitely doesn’t sleep! If you’re a shopaholic then you’ll love their suq (the Turkish name for a market). There are also three waterparks close by and magnificent historical facilities such as ruins of Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia, and three Ionian settlements of Miletus (55km), Priene (35 km), and Didim (75km).
If you decide to visit Kusadasi, you need to know that it’s a great base for visiting many other places and even the Greek island of Samos that is just a few minutes across the water. Amazing calcified waterfalls of Pamukkale (220 km
) will leave you speechless which mud is used for skin problems. You’ll see thousands of tourists come here and enjoy bathing in hot Pamukkale’s water and mud.