Kusadasi is a town on the Aegean coast of Turkey, near Ephesus. It is really popular as a tourist destination, both for its many beaches, and as the port for cruise ship passengers heading to Ephesus. Kusadasi has a population of 50,000 which rises to over half a million during the summer due to national and foreign tourists. Kusadasi was a minor port overshadowed by Ephesus until Ephesus harbor silted up. It was known as New Ephesus, Scala Nuova, and Kush Adasi at the beginning of the 20th century.
Just next to the old harbor is a small island that has a rock with the shape of a bird's head. Near to Kusadasi, there is a national park full of beautiful beaches. Also, several aqua-parks are located near the town.
The main attractions are site seeing tours. Take a tour and see the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians.
Also take time to visit the temples of Athena and Apollo its all connected by marble streets furrowed by the wheels of numerous chariots.
Or just go sunbathing, surfing or scuba diving at the popular Long Beach in Kusadasi.