EPHESUS
PAMUKKALE
ŞİRİNCE
RAILWAY MUSEUM
İZMİR
SAMOS ISLAND
DİDİM, MILETUS, PRİENE
HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY

    Ephesus

    Ephesus is an ancient Greek city from the Roman period, on the western coast of Turkey and affiliated with the present-day Selçuk district in Izmir province. It was once one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League in the Classical Greek era. Its foundation goes back to Neolithic Age in 6000 B.C. The city of Ephesus, which is a significant witness to the historical times, attracts a great deal of attention from tourists that come to see Kuşadası.

    Ephesus is an ancient Greek city from the Roman period, on the western coast of Turkey and affiliated with the present-day Selçuk district in Izmir province. It was once one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League in the Classical Greek era. Its foundation goes back to Neolithic Age in 6000 B.C. The city of Ephesus, which is a significant witness to the historical times, attracts a great deal of attention from tourists that come to see Kuşadası.

    Pamukkale

    For Denizli, Pamukkale is a window that opens up to the rest of the world. It attracts over 1 million domestic and foreign tourists for the visual richness of its travertine. Masterfully combining he nature with the history, and declared in the "List of World Heritage Site" by UNESCO; Pamukkale is one of the regions alternatives to sea tourism in Turkey.

    One should absolutely add Pamukkale to the to-be-seen-list as it is accessible for a one-day excursion from Kuşadası. Healing thermal water of Pamukkale, which is the reason behind the centuries-old settlement of the region, is sprouts life for white travertine. Experts say that carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide evaporate when the thermal water, which contains calcium hydrocarbonate in high quantities, contacts oxygen in the air, and calcium carbonate precipitates to form travertine that are named after Pamukkale. In 195 km distance from the hotel, Pamukkale is accessible in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    Şirince

    Şirince is a small village in the present-day Selçuk district in Izmir province, which is 8 km distance from Selçuk, 12 km from Ancient City of Ephesus and 30 km from Kuşadası, established in between the hills and interestingly preserved its genuine and historical architectural tissue, and which attracts a great deal of attraction from tourists recently. Particularly famous for different flavours of wine, Şirince village is one of the to-be-seen-venues during your holiday in Kuşadası.

    Majority of the houses in the village was built in or before the 19th century. The village was established in between the hills for reason of protection from pirate attacks. Back in the 1800s, Şirince was a Greek tow with 1800 dwellings, particularly famous for producing exportable fig. Today, fig and wine production prevails n the village; local foods and unprecedented atmosphere of the village are the particularly that draws most attraction from tourists in Kuşadası.

    Railway Museum

    Çamlık Open Air Steam Locomotive Museum is in 7 km distance from Selçuk by railway and highway, and is established on 160 decares of land. The Great Leader Atatürk deployed his military quarters in the station through the Special White Train where he followed the manoeuvres by having access to the Aegean coasts therefrom. 25 steam locomotives at the age of 50 to 80 of various types that were used at the Turkish State Railways are exhibited in the open air railways museum. Its restaurant and interesting locomotives are worthy of spending part of your time during your holiday in Kuşadası. The railway train is in 14 km distance from the hotel.

    İzmir

    İzmir is a beauty that is worth seeing during your holiday in Kuşadası. It is a city that hosts a number of historical and cultural beauties in a mesmerising atmosphere of Aegean. Recognised as the pearl of the Aegean especially for its beaches in the vicinity and popular activity areas, İzmir is one of the rare places highly preferred for windsurfing. You will love the bright sunshine during the day, go to see remarkable venues such as the Clock Tower, Historical Lift, and have dinner at one of the restaurants lined up along Kordon and head towards Alsancak for dancing. With airports, universities, cultural centres, museums, greenbelts, historical artefacts, unique culinary tastes and vivid life, you will never get enough of it.

    Samos Island

    Known for its proximity to Kuşadası, Samos Island is an excellent choice to enliven your holiday in Kuşadası. For its tourist tissue and impressive atmosphere, Samos Island is capable of sealing unforgettable memories on your mind. Excellent bays and natural beauties will capture you while the coastal line extending along the array of houses built up in colours specific to the Aegean region, and the clear beaches will make an impressive impression. In addition to a number of monasteries, archaeological sites and natural beauties, the Eupalinos Tunnel, Temple of Hera are the primary venues that should be seen in Samos Island.


    Regular ferry excursions are available to/from Samos Island and Kuşadası in summer. It takes nearly 1 hour by seaway. European Union citizens that wish to go to Samos Island can buy tickets from the agencies that organise ferry excursions to/from Kuşadası, and may enter by showing their passport only. Foreign and domestic tourists that do not have a Schengen visa may contact the agencies that organise ferry excursions to/from Kuşadası and receive assistance for visa. Our front office clerk will be happy to help you with your questions for visa formalities, departure time and ticketing.

    Didim, Miletus, Priene

    Another worth-seeing venue during your stay in Kuşadası is Didim and the vicinity. Didim is a small town on the Aegean coast, starting from where river Büyük Menderes pours into sea, extending to the provincial border of Aydın-Muğla (Akbük Cove) in the south. Settlements of Didim, and Altınkum are in the west while Akbük Cove is in the east of it. You will be absolutely enchanted by the historical tissue of the Temple of Apollo, an ancient Greek structure in Didim.

    Miletus near-by Didim is an ancient coastal town. However as the port is filled by River Büyük Menderes, it remains approximately 10 km off the shore. Apart from the ancient theatre, another well-preserved structure in Miletus is the Faustina Baths.

    Priene is another site of historical beauties that is worth seeing in a very close distance from the same area. For most travellers, Priene may be one of the most attractive ancient settlements at the western coasts of Anatolia. It hosts dwellings, temples and streets in a very well-preserved structure. This place will take you to a journey to ancient Greece.

    House of Virgin Mary

    In 6 km distance from the Ancient City of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary is a natural and historical site where archaeological and spiritual values embrace each other. Converted into a church, the House is situated at a small square in pasture with a relaxing and peaceful environment. Declared as a place of pilgrimage by Papa XXIII Johannes in 1961, the church is known as Panaya Kapulu ("Doorway to the Virgin") by the Christians. Bronze Virgin Mary monument outside the House is appealing to visitors. Hundreds of thousands of wishes, written on piece of papers and tissues by visitors, are tied to the wish wall.

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