Kuşadası – Aydın – Turkey

GPS : 37°51’43.7″N 27°15’23.4″E / 37.862145, 27.256498

Çiladası (Tavşanada) Lighthouse
GPS : 37°39’04.0″N 27°00’08.0″E / 37.651111, 27.002222
Focal Plane : 30 mt, Tower Height : 8 mt
Character : W.Fl.(2)10.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,5+2,0+0,5+7,0
Visibility Range : 9 nautical miles

Güvercin Ada Lighthouse
GPS : 37°51’49.1″N 27°14’50.1″E / 37.863648, 27.247250

Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 km (59 mi) to the south from the region’s largest metropolitan center of İzmir, and 71 km (44 mi) from the provincial seat of Aydın situated inland. Its primary industry is tourism.

Kuşadası is today a major holiday resort centre. During the summer months it teems with swimmers, fishermen, sun-lovers and sightseers. Once known as Scala Nova, the town boasts wonderful seafood restaurants, cafes, beautiful parks and superb beaches. The shopping is also famous; everything from beads and bangles to leather, jewelry and carpets is on offer.

Kuşadası caters to tourists, arriving by land, and as the port for cruise ship passengers heading to Ephesus. In a controversial deal in 2003 the previously public-owned port was leased to a private company and renovated to attract luxury cruise liners. The Grand Princess docks here, along with other cruise ships.


Capacity : 70 Boats

Main Breakwater : 290 m
Inner Breakwater : 30 m

Drinkable Water
Fish Market
Covered Storage

Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rent Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Health Centers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Beach : Ladies Beach, the beaches between the Batıhan Hotel and the Nazilli Site, Güzelçamlı Town beach and the Dilek Peninsula National Park beach.
Public Market : Weakly market every Thursday
Bank : Banks, ATM
Hair dresser
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops (Kuşadası Marina)
Technical Equipment Shops (Kuşadası Marina)
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs

GPS : 37°56’28.0″N 27°20’31.0″E / 37.941111, 27.341944

Ephesus, one of the major and best preserved Greco-Roman sites in Turkey, is located nearby, about 20 minutes by car. Ephesus, Turkish: Efes; ultimately from Hittite Apasa) was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists.

During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. According to estimates Ephesus had a population of 33,600 to 56,000 people in the Roman period, making it the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor after Sardis and Alexandria Troas. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 268 AD, the Temple was destroyed or damaged in a raid by the Goths.

It may have been rebuilt or repaired but this is uncertain, as its later history is not clear. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, what remained of the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. The city’s importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes).

Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils (see Council of Ephesus). It is also the site of a large gladiators’ graveyard.

Davutlar is an ideal base to explore and discover the flora and fauna of Turkey as it is close to Dilek national park, a protected area, and home for many species of animal including wild boar. Within the park are many beaches and picnic areas, but experienced hikers should head up into the mountains for further exploration. Davutlar region is marvelous for nature lovers. Dilek peninsula, which is located in the south of Davutlar, is really worth to be seen with its forests, various picnic areas and trekking paths.

Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.


Minibus : Kuşadası – Davutlar, Güzelçamlı
Ferryboat : Kuşadası – Samos (Greece)
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Milas-Bodrum International Airport

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Kusadasi, Kuşadası/Aydın Province, Turkey

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