Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Cruise Port

Kusadasi has become a popular vacation spot for people living in or near Turkey, but it’s also a place to which people from all over the world travel. A large number of Kusadasi’s tourism stems from the fact that Kusadasi is the big town closest to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Ephesus was second only to Rome during the 1st and 2nd centuries. It is believed that the Virgin Mary made this place her home later in her life and it is also believed that St. John wrote his gospel here. Ephesus was also the site of The Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Featured below are some of our most highly recommended things to do in the cruise port of Kusadasi, Turkey:
 
  • Refresh yourself at a hamam, which is a Turkish bath. In Old Kusadasi you can find several traditional hamams.
     
  • You could spend a day or even a week exploring the remains of Ephesus and still not see it all. This ancient town was thoroughly modern for its day. Here you’ll see two-story buildings, remnants of a plumbing system and intricate mosaics.
     
  • Visit the home of the Virgin Mary. It’s a humble brick house, but many believe it’s where she spent her last years.
     
  • Get a break from the past and head to Dilek Peninsula National Park. Here you can walk, hike or bike on several trails. Plus, there are also beaches for swimming or relaxing.

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