Cruise lines that visit Kusadasi: Voyages to Antiquity, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises
Recommended Attractions: Ephesus (Terrace Houses, Celsus Library, Amphitheater, Basilica of St. John), Ladies Beach, Aquafantasy, Adaland, House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Dilek National Park, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Sirince
The area around the modern city of Kusadasi (pronounced koo-shah-dah-see) was an important classic Greek port and a significant urban center during the time of the Roman Empire. Paul wrote letters to the Ephesians who lived in the Roman city of Ephesus just north of Kusadasi. This is by far the most important attraction in the area and outshines many Greek and Roman sites in their home countries. Concerts are still held in the Amphiheater at Ephesus which holds up to 44,000 making it arguably the largest in the ancient world. During the first century BC it is estimated that 250,000 people lived in Ephesus. The Temple of Artemis was destroyed long ago, but it was the site of the largest temple in the world at the time. It was considered one of the ancient wonders of the world. Just up a hill from the city is the reputed House of the Virgin Mary, a small stone structure where legend has it Mary spent the last years of her life. Ephesus is also reputed to be where John wrote the book of Revelation. Kusadasi is a great place for shopping and has wonderful beaches as well. Many who have cruised the Mediterranean consider this small city one of their favorites because of the ruins at Ephesus and the artifacts from various eras of the city housed in the small but impressive Archaeological Museum nearby at Selcuk.
Photo of Ephesus Amphitheater by CruisePortAtlas
Local Currency: Turkish lira
Primary Language: Turkish
Secondary Languages: Basic English is common in the central business district near the port.
Visa requirements: American and Canadian guests arriving by ship are not required to have a visa in Turkey. Those arriving by plane must get a visa, but can do so upon arrival. Some cruise lines sell Turkish visas for marked-up prices. For convenience this may be worthwhile.
Kusadasi is a major resort area just south of the major port of Izmir (formerly known by the Greek name of Smyrna). It is also about 20 kilometers from the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean. The city has a population of about 65,000 people.
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|From||To||Distance||Average Time||Taxi Fare (in Euros)
|Kusadasi Port||City Center - Shopping District||1/2 KM||5-10 minutes walking|
|Kusadasi Port||City Park||1 KM||3 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Selcuk Airport||17 KM||25 minutes||45|
|Kusadasi Port||Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)||85 KM||75 minutes||50|
|Kusadasi Port||Izmir||96 KM||80 minutes||64|
|Kusadasi Port||Ladies Beach||3.1 KM||8 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Kustur Beach||5.4 KM||13 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Adaland water parks||8 KM||17 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Aquafantasy water park||11 KM||19 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Ephesus Beach||12 KM||20 minutes|
|Kusadasi Port||Ephesus||19 KM||30 minutes||45 (r/t)|
|Kusadasi Port||Ephesus Museum||21 KM||30 minutes||45 (r/t)|
|Kusadasi Port||Mary's House||27 KM||40 minutes||58 (r/t)|
|Kusadasi Port||Dilek National Park||25 - 36 KM||35 - 50 minutes|
Universal Hospital Kusadasi: Turkmen Mh., 09400 Kusadasi/Aydın Province, Turkey, 1.5 KM, 5 minutes by taxi
Nearby Banks and ATMs
Yapi Kredi Bankasi: Kusadasi, Ataturk Cad. 16/C, Aydin, Turkey,
1/2 KM from port
Akbank: Camikebir Mah. Bhayrettin Pasha Bulvari No:18, Kusadasi, Aydın/Aydın Province, Turkey, 3/4 KM from port
Photo of Terrace Houses by Rita1234
Camikebir Mh., 09400 Kusadasi/Aydın Province, Turkey, 1/2 KM from port
Cruise Ship Berths
The cruise ship terminal includes 2 large piers and several berths all located at the address below.
Camikebir Mh., 09400 KusadasiAydın, Turkey
Photo of Pigeon Island by Lutz Langer