Located by the Aegean Sea, Kusadasi is an up and coming Turkish holiday hotspot. With plenty of beautiful beaches, sun worshippers will be in their element during a holiday in Kusadasi. Ladies Beach, Lost Paradise Beach and the Long Beach are all popular spots that attract hordes of visitors each year. The beaches are lined by hotels, bars and restaurants and offer plenty to do including water sports. For great bargains, head to the downtown area where you'll find an open air bazaar offering everything from souvenirs and jewellery to Turkish rugs.
Budget airline easyJet offers direct, cheap flights to Kusadasi from London Gatwick. You can also fly directly from Manchester, London Stansted and Birmingham with airlines Thomson Flights, flythomascook and Pegasus Airlines. A direct flight will take around four hours. For a wider choice of departure points, you can take the indirect route and there are indirect flights available from most major airports in the UK including Glasgow International, Belfast City, Bristol and Cardiff with airlines such as bmi, Brussels Airlines and KLM.
The gateway to your Kusadasi holiday is Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport which is located around 80 kilometres from Kusadasi. The most convenient way to get to your Kusadasi hotel is by prearranging a transfer with either your hotel or with an independent company, or by getting in a taxi. The cheapest option is to take the local bus to Izmir and from there catch a connecting bus to the resort of Kusadasi. Alternatively, car hire in Kusadasi can be a good choice and hire cars can be collected from the airport.
There are plenty of accommodation options in the city from basic B&Bs to luxury, high-rise hotels. If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Kusadasi concentrate your search inland rather than seeking out hotels on the beachfront. Shop around online to compare deals and be sure to book in advance, especially if you plan to travel during the popular months of July and August.
Kusadasi offers a lively nightlife scene and you can pick up plenty of drink promotions. Head to Bar Street for some of the best deals. Eating out during your Kusadasi holiday doesn't have to cost a fortune as long as you avoid eating in hotel restaurants and obvious tourist-traps. Ask locals for their recommendations and you'll be bound to uncover hidden gems serving authentic and affordable Turkish cuisine.
Updated 15th May 2013
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