Kuşadası: Best Things to Do

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Kusadasi is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. Most people come here to explore natural beaches and see historical museums.

People here mostly speak Turkish and Kurdish.

The famous foods to eat in Kusadasi is quite famous in international scene like kebabs, grilled skewers, and kofte & pide. They are cooked with local ingredients which make them special.

Come and taste the local raki drink. It's the popular cultural drink in Kusadasi.

Get something to remind you of your trip to Kusadasi at Hacivat Shop. This store sells many local crafts and souvenirs.

Scroll down to get information about other cool places to visit in Kusadasi!

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SIGHTSEEING

Ladies Beach is a public beach you must visit in the town. This beach was only open for women during the Ottoman period., but now it's open for all genders. This place has clear blue water and white sands. It shows wonderful panoramic views to enjoy. You can do many outdoor things at this beach, like swimming, tanning, or even just take a walk. Also, there are nice restaurants and bars to stop by and buy something while watching the golden sunset.

Ladies Beach

Beautiful beach, the best in Kusadasi.

Smooth sand and clear water.

Lots of restaurants around both local and international.

Ladies beach is a must visit place to swim and enjoy the nature around you.

Address : Kadınlar Denizi, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

DOWNTOWN

Adaland is a huge waterpark in the town to visit, especially with your family. There are fun slides, pools, and rafting rides to offer. If you come with your kids, they will love this place! Also, don't miss its facility swimming with dolphins. It will be an unforgettable experience in Kusadasi. Don't worry because this waterpark is not only fun but also safe. So, come and get in the water!

Adaland

One of the best and excellent waterpark in Kuşadası.

The slides are good, the pools are excellent.

There are like three differently themed pools for children.

Surprisingly they have a dolphin show, and swim with the dolphin.

The view from the park is beautiful and would highly recommend visiting this park if you are travelling to Turkey.

Address : Çamlimanı Mevki, Kuştur Önü Yolu Cd. No:27, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

SHOPPING

Hacivat Shop is an amazing art center where you can buy something to remind you of the town. They sell artsy handmade items, from ornaments to accessories. They are beautifully crafted by locals. So, don't skip this place when visiting the town. Another cool store is Beril Souvenirs and Spices. This is another local store, selling cultural souvenirs you must check out. They have colorful items to offer.

Hacivat Shop

This is the most beautiful shop in Turkey.

Stunning handmade traditional ceramic.

The products are very high quality and tasteful

A must-see if you're Kusadasi.

Address : Alacamescit, Yıldırım Cd. No:7, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Beril Souvenirs and Spices

Interesting shop with high quality of products.

It offers unique and handmade souvenirs.

The staff is kind and helpful.

Address : Dağ, Orient Bazaar, Yalı caddesi No:15/c, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

FOOD & DRINK

The famous foods to eat in Kusadasi town is quite international, like kebabs, grilled skewers, and kofte & pide, but they are cooked with local ingredients which make them special. You can get those cuisines at many restaurants in the town. Turkish pizza bread with melted cheese and spicy sausage is also a must to try in Kusadasi. For the drink, there is local raki to offer. It's a traditional alcoholic beverage flavored with anise, is the usual drink with meze, fish or kebabs.

CULTURE

Kusadasi is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. Most people come to explore the natural beaches and see historical museums. There are about 62.637 people live in the town. Mostly they speak Turkish and Kurdish. They are warm and friendly people, rich in cultural events, like the International Izmir Festival or Camel Wrestling Festival you might join while visiting the town. For paying everything in Kusadasi, prepare your money in Turkish Lira.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Kusadasi is between June and September. It's when the Mediterannean weather is pleasant and warm to explore the beautiful sights of the city and do many outdoor things, including go in the water.

HOTEL

Carina Hotel is a leafy hotel you can stay while visiting Kusadasi. This cool hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with an outdoor pool to enjoy. Come with your travel buddies or family will be so great. The hotel is located 19 minutes' walk from Ladies Beach and 10 minutes' walk from Kusadasi Castle. Another great hotel to stay in is Kayhanbey Hotel. This seaside hotel has the Aegean Sea view and nice rooms to sleep in. Come here and enjoy other excellent facilities at this hotel. This hotel is located 3 km from the popular Ladies Beach and an 8-minute walk from the stately island fortress, Güvercinada Kalesi.

Carina Hotel

One of the most wonderful places to stay located in full view of the sea.

The rooms are spacious and have feminine floral feeling, feel free and relaxing.

Th sea view balcony rooms are a rare treat and the pool is amazing.

The restaurant/bar area is superb with beautiful food in a friendly atmosphere.

All staff are welcoming,attentive,and polite.

Address : Hacıfeyzullah, 1, Yılancı Burnu Sk, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Kayhanbey Hotel

Another place for staying to get the best view is in Kayhanbey Hotel.

The hotel is in amazing location with everything in close walking distance.

Stunning views from the room balcony & the terrace.

The breakfast is fantastic with healthy foods.

The staff are superb.

Address : Hacıfeyzullah, Güvercinada Cd. NO : 19, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

RESTAURANT

Have dinner at Planet Yucca Restaurant. This popular restaurant has a cozy seating and nice space to sit and eat. They serve delicious dinner options, especially its steaks. Also, there is live music that will accompany your dinner at this place. For the drinks, have some cocktails would be perfect! You can also come to Mezgit Restaurant. This is a Turkish restaurant with great space. It's popular for its seafood. Shrimps and calamari are the recommended options at this restaurant.
Don't worry, they also serve delicious vegetarian foods too!

Planet Yucca Restaurant

One of the amazing restaurants in a friendly environment.

The entertainment is absolutely brilliant and they get you up and involved.

They serve delicious foods,coffee,and best cocktails.

Professional staff and always has quality live music, all recommendations for this amazing restaurant.

Address : Camikebir, Sağlık Cd. No 65, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Mezgit Restaurant

You should definitely go this place if you like fresh fish.

Appetizers are also excellent and delicious especially spicy shrimp with butter, calamary, and cold and fresh Turkish type of veggies.

The fish soup is delicious and service is excellent.

If you are a seafood fanatic this is the place you want to go.

Address : Türkmen, Setur, Türkmen Mah Atatürk Bulvarı, Marina Karşısı No:104, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

CAFE

Mado Cafe is a popular cafe in the town to chill out in the morning or evening. They have nice indoor and outdoor seating with a friendly atmosphere. Their foods and drinks are so tasty. Something you can't miss is the desserts, like its baklava. It's so great at this cafe. Another cool cafe to visit is Kahve Dünyası - Kuşadası Marina. This is a coffee shop, perfect for coffee lovers to visit. They serve high-quality coffees and served in various ways. Besides coffee, they also have chocolates and ice creams to offer.

Mado Cafe

Perfect place for breakfast and lunch and great Turkish coffee.

Best Turkish sweets, great Turkish tea and coffee.

They also serve amazing variety of food and dessert.

The servers are excellent and quick.

Address : Türkmen, Atatürk Blv. No:52/A, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Kahve Dünyası - Kuşadası Marina

Right in the centre of the Marina complex, this is a little gem with the Iced Turkish Coffee a speciality.

All the coffee and cold drinks are lovely, as are the hot and cold snacks.

The chocolates here are delicious too and a great accompaniment to the coffee.

Treat yourself as you look out onto the sea.

Address : Seturmarinas Yat Limanı Bağımsız Bölüm Atatürk Bulv. Kuşadası, Marina Alışveriş Merkezi D:101/C-D, 09400 Aydın, Turkey

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Hang out at the Deep & Dark Sports Bar to enjoy your night. This pub has fun bar games with nice seating and space. Their late-night cuisines are tasty, as well as the drinks. They have beers, cocktails, and wines to offer. For the food, you can order its seafood or fried dishes. You can also come to Pilot Bar Kusadasi. This is a bar with a warm space to visit. They have great beers at good prices to order. Don't forget to order some late-night foods to complete your night!

Deep & Dark Sports Bar

This is a fabulous bar.

Very clean and great selection of sports shown stunning views over the ocean.

Free nibbles good food to have with a beer on the menu.

Great location if you get one of the tables overlooking the Marina.

Address : Türkmen, Atatürk Blv. 48/1, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Pilot Bar Kusadasi

Excellent local bar.

It has to be one of the cheapest bars in town with a great atmosphere.

Its always buzzing with people and is busy most nights.

The serve amazing beers served by great server.

Address : Hacı feyzullah Mah, saat kulesi, Güvercinada Cd. altı, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

INTERESTING PLACE

Micro Miniature Museum is an interesting museum to visit in Kusadasi. This museum houses many artful exhibitions that will blow your mind. Not only artworks, but there are cool artifacts to see at this museum. it's a great destination for history lovers! Another cool place is Kuakmer. This is a modern museum set in a historic 19th-century house. There is an incredible collection of regional artifacts inside the building. You will get informative things about Kusadasi's culture.

Micro Miniature Museum

This museum definitely deserves to be in the list of places to see.

These micro works are displayed only in this museum.

Very beautiful artwork that you can't believe in your eyes.

The artifacts must be seen in the world of artifacts and must be seen as a single thing.

Address : Camikebir, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Kuakmer

Kuakmer is a cultural summary that tells the stories of Kuşadası.

It is a place that allows people to meet intimate conversations, meet and meet artists.

It has a pleasant atmosphere where cultural and artistic events can be enjoyed.

Address : Camiatik, 67, Yıldırım Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

El Heykeli is a tourist attraction offering may great spots to take photos. There is a cool statue at the edge of the beachside where most people come and some pictures. Come in the evening will be better because you can get the golden sunset in this area. Another cool spot is Kusadasi Long Beach. This is another wonderful beach with clean water and sands for photography. You can take some we-fie with your travel buddies while taking a walk at this beach.

El Heykeli

One of the beautiful spots of Kusadasi, near to the harbour.

This statue is new, and a lovely place for Wanderers and Fishers.

Sea,peninsula with a historic castle and marina make the place better.

You can get nice picture there especially in the evening with the sunset.

Address : Türkmen, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Kusadasi Long Beach

Big and spacious sand beach for peaceful sunset long walk.

The sky goes a really nice purple colour.

The weather is so satisfying people's are awesome glad to be here.

Address : Kuşadası, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey