Kuşadası is a popular package-tour destination and, as the coastal gateway to Ephesus, Turkey's busiest cruise port (roughly 30th worldwide). Lacking the sights and ambience of Bodrum and the size of Marmaris, it remains a runner-up on the Aegean party scene, but the Irish pubs, discos and multilingual touts certainly create a memorably ribald atmosphere. If you prefer to mix your Ephesus visit with nightlife and sea views than Selçuk's rural ambience, Kuşadası is ideal (albeit more expensive), with some good hotels and restaurants, a happily untraditional bazaar and two quieter old quarters.
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Private Jewish Heritage Tour: Sardis and Imir Day Trip from Kusadasi
Combine a visit to the ancient ruins of Sardis with a tour of Izmir's Jewish neighborhoods on a full-day excursion from Kusadasi! While enjoying personalized attention from a private guide, walk around the medley of r...