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A city guide to Kusadasi: culture, climbing and carpets

Kusadasi is a seaside district on the west coast of Turkey, lined by the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. The town of Kusadasi was originally a fishing village and although it has since embraced the modern cosmopolitan trends it has managed to maintain a trace of its traditional atmosphere.

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Where to stay in Kusadasi - from peaceful villas to buzzing hotels

For those with a tight budget to those with an unlimited one, Kusadasi has accommodation to suit everyone. With an abundance of hotels, apartments and all-inclusive resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Where to shop in Kusadasi: carpets, gold and a fake Gucci bag

When it comes to shopping in Kusadasi, you can spend all your money in high-end stores, or stick to your budget and haggle like a pro at the local markets. It’s up to you. Either way, there’s a great selection of things to buy and they’re often cheaper than at home. So if you’re looking for some souvenirs for the family, a gift for yourself or the ideal interiors for your home, get out in the streets and get bargaining.

Where to eat in Kusadasi - from kofta to kebabs and everything in between

Turkish cuisine has become a fusion of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan influences. The Aegean region has inherited the style of Ottoman Court cuisine, with lighter spices, the use of rice over bulgur wheat and lots of seafood due to its proximity to the coast. However, if Turkish doesn’t tickle your fancy, Mediterranean cuisine is also popular and the region caters for a wide range of international menus too.

Things to see and do in Kusadasi’s historical hub

Aside from the glorious beaches, months of sunny weather and wealth of bars and restaurants to relax in, Kusadasi is a hotbed of culture with a rich historical background. As a result, there is much more to do on your visit than you might think.

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