Holidays to Kuşadası guarantee a blend of laid-back living, ancient history around every corner, and sun-drenched beaches you won’t want to pull yourself away from. Brave the thrills and spills of its water parks (a cheeky way to spend a day in the sun without feeling too lazy), travel back in time to delve into the region’s BC-era ruins or just succumb to the natural desire to pull up a sunbed and doze the day away.
We can’t talk about Kuşadası holidays without pouring praise on the beaches: with sand the colour of sun-baked gold, they curve their way along the coast offering days of unhurried relaxation. They’re also well-served by busy cafés, well-stocked bars, and homegrown restaurants – not to mention the endless watersport possibilities. Surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, diving – you name it.
A holiday to Kuşadası puts you in an ideal jumping-off point to tour the surrounding areas. Good thing too, because they’re steeped in historical locations including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ancient cities of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, to name a couple, are well worth a quick journey to spend a day discovering the ruins and remains of a time gone by.
Foodies should be licking their lips at the prospect of visiting Kuşadası. Turkish breakfasts are an indulgent start to the day: cured meats, salty olives, creamy cheese, and freshly baked bread – can anyone spell ‘yum’? Top off your hunger throughout the day with filling meze platters of seafood, yoghurt, cheese, and fresh fruit, and treat yourself to an authentic Turkish kofta or kebab as the sun goes down.
You may be a sun-worshipper, you may be an adrenaline junkie, you may be a history fiend – whatever your bag, a Kuşadası holiday won’t disappoint.