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The joy of many resorts in Turkey
is the seemingly flawless fusion of old and new, and Kusadasi is one resort that does this perfectly. Tucked away in a beautiful bay of the Izmir
province, just north of Bodrum, Kusadasi was once a quaint fishing village which has since transformed into a must-visit holiday retreat. Overlooking the Aegean Sea with pride, its plethora of sweeping beaches are a major lure for holidaymakers, but with a break in Kusadasi, that's not all that is waiting for you.
From the fantastic watersports, family-friendly waterparks and the treasures that adorn the Grand Bazaar, to the ancient beauty of Ephesus a short bus ride away, Kusadasi has something for every holidaymaker.
A tremendously popular attraction in this corner of Turkey, Ephesus boasts the ancient ruins of a once thriving civilisation, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Prepare to be astounded by the architecture that can be found within this ancient city's limits ' it really is an experience that will make you feel like you've been transported back in time.
A short distance from Ephesus and all the beauty that is contained there, Ozdere is magnificent in its own, more modern way. The scenery and landscapes are truly breathtaking, while the unspoilt, secluded beaches are perfect if you want to enjoy an afternoon where time can stand still.
Aqua Fantasy Aquapark
If white-knuckle, adrenaline-fuelled fun is what you're after, look no further than this exhilarating waterpark right in the heart of Kusadasi town. The largest waterpark in Turkey, Aqua Fantasy is jam-packed with slides, chutes and flumes that will keep people of all ages entertained all day. Test your mettle on the X-Treme before relaxing in the whirlpool catching the rays. Little ones will also love paddling in the fun pool, and the smaller slides that are thankfully less hair-raising!
Relax at a Hammam
You can't visit Turkey without spending an hour in a traditional Hammam, can you? Home to Turkish baths, heated marble benches and authentic massages, you will walk away feeling refreshed, smooth and invigorated having had all your aches lathered away. You'll find many to choose from in the Izmir region.
Shop till you Drop
Lose yourself in the Grand Bazaar in the heart of town, as you navigate your way through the stalls of crafts, souvenirs, textiles, spices and jewels. Make sure you get your haggle hat on before you step foot in this treasure trove and you will be able to walk away with a few bargains to remember your holiday by.
Scuba in the Aegean
With an abundance of local diving sites, Kusadasi would be a perfect spot to learn the art of Scuba diving. Keep your eyes peeled for the octopus and eel that like to hide as you swim through the shoals of colourful fish and coral.
As a thriving resort town, Kusadasi holidays are as memorable as they are sun-kissed and full of adventure. Whether you want to relax on a sun-lounger on Ladies Beach watching the world go by, have fun on Kusadasi's central 'downtown' beach, or just looking forward to enjoying evenings filled with delicious authentic Turkish cuisine and a couple of refreshing cocktails, holidays in Kusadasi have something for beach bums and night owls alike.
If you decide to drop in on Ephesus, which would be a highlight of any Kusadasi holiday, a trip to the town of Selçuk is a must. Home to the Ephesus Museum, where you can enjoy the sights of ancient statues and relics preserved for all to see, as well as the Basilica of St. John the Apostle which is believed to be built on the apostle's tomb, Selçuk would be a perfect stop for any historical or cultural enthusiast.
There are plenty of affordable Kusadasi package holidays available from Direct Holidays which would suit every taste ' whether it's sun, relaxation, exploration, history or adventure that you're looking for, you've come to the right place.