Kusadasi Holidays – Beaches, bars, yachts… beautiful!
Kusadasi is on the gorgeous west coast of Turkey, 55 miles south of Izmir, just along the coast from Cesme and Ozdere and one of the Aegean’s most attractive cities. The area is strewn with archaeology, close to Ephesus, Didyma, Priene and more. There are some stunning mosques. The city is bathed in glorious sunshine 300 days a year and the area’s soft, sandy beaches and warm, clean waters make Kusadasi holidays just as popular with beach lovers as those who are fascinated by history. The beach facilities are excellent and you can enjoy windsurfing, water skiing, sailing and beach volleyball to name a few. As the sun dips below the horizon the palm-lined boulevard comes to vibrant life as bars, cafes and restaurants open for a long, busy evening. You can dance the night away if you wish, take a calmer tack and stroll to the city’s famous Setur Marina to admire the comings and goings of the posh yachts or take a ferry to the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos.
When to go
The timing of holidays to Kusadasi depends on what you’ll be doing once you get there. If you want to discover the region’s amazing archaeology and culture it’s best to visit during April, May, September and October, outside the school summer holidays when it’s quieter and cheaper. And it’s cooler then too. If you’re focused on the best ever sunshine break, you’ll get the finest weather between May and October. High season runs from June to August, when it’s at its hottest and busiest, occasionally moderately humid and the most pricey.
The weather in Kusadasi
The peak season from June to August delivers scorching hot temperatures of 29-31C during the day, falling to 17-19C after dark. Either side of the summer peak it’s cooler, but still gloriously sunny and hot. The long tourist season lasts from May to October, with September temperatures peaking at 24C in May, 28C in September and 23C in October with night time temperatures of 13, 16 and 12C respectively. November to January can be wet and June, July and August can be moderately humid.
Getting the best deal
What is the best time to find cheap deals? If you can travel outside the school holidays, whether it’s Easter or half term or summer, it’s easier to find bargains. The destination is quieter outside the school holidays too, perfect for couples and people who prefer a mellow, calmer break. Of course there are always bargains to be found, especially when you know where to look! We’ve collected together some of the best current Kusadasi deals below. Alternatively why not explore our website and track down a bunch of special late deals and offers?
Airport and transport need to know
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) is your destination, 11 miles from Izmir city centre. You can fly direct from a choice of UK airports including Belfast International, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow International and London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. You’ll land at a modern airport with good facilities, after which you can catch the train from the airport to Izmir, with IzBan metro trains running every 12 minutes at peak times, every 24 minutes off-peak. Or hop on board the Havas airport shuttle bus, which runs three times an hour during the day and less frequently at night. From Izmir central bus station you can catch a local bus to Kusadasi – they leave every half an hour during the day. If you catch a cab at the airport, make sure you haggle for the best price and agree it up front. If you pre-book a taxi you can expect to pay £260 return per vehicle for 1-4 of you, or £50 per person return on a shuttle bus, both with transfer times of around 90 minutes.