Kusadasi (Ephesus) Cruises Destination Information

The Stunning Main Port of Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Ephesus – is one of the most fascinating archeological sites on the eastern Mediterranean. The fndings at this ancient city are the remains of one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. The ruins from the Roman and early Christian era are so extensive and well preserved that it is easy to imagine the daily interactions of the 250,000 people who used to live here. This area grew to be the second-largest city in the Roman Empire and the site of a Christian Shrine thought to be the one time home of the Virgin Mary. Ephesus fourished as the center for worship to the fertility goddess Cybele. The Arcadian Way was the street and the amphitheater held over 24,000 people. The Temple of Hadrian, the Celsus Library, the Marble Way and the Fountain of Trajan are under constant restoration, but in amazingly good condition.

Things to Do in Ephesus

  • The city walls
  • Kaleiçi Camii - mosque
  • Guvercin Adasis - fortress and museum
  • Ruins at Ephesus
  • Kadıkalesi - Venetian/Byzantine castle
  • Karovaplaji and Yavansu plaji
  • The Turkish Baths
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • Pigeon Island

Ephesue(Kusadasi), located along Turkey’s West Coast, has a typical Mediterranean climate year round with mild winters and long, hot summers. For 300 days of the year, Kusadasi is bathed in sunshine and peak season temperatures average a scorching 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. A large percentage of the annual rainfall in Kusadasi occurs during the months of December and January, so you can be sure that whenever you go on holidays to Kusadasi, you’ll be in for some sun-filled fun!