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Kuşadası, Turkey Practical information for Kuşadası   page 3

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Facts & figures  
name: Kuşadası (pronounced koo-shá-dah-suh),
Turkish for Bird Island

region: Aegean (Turkish, Ege Bölgesi), western Anatolia
Regional capital: Izmir

province: Kuşadası is one of the 17 districts of Aydın province.
Provincial capital: Aydın


Kuşadası is on a broad bay of the eastern Aegean sea, north of the Dilek peninsula (Dilek Yarımadası, ancient Mykale), and northeast of the Greek island of Samos. The mountain Pilav Daği rises to the east of the town.

It is 95 km (59 miles) south of the regional capital Izmir;
18 km (11 miles) southwest of Selçuk (near Ephesus);
and 71 km (44 miles) west of the provincial capital Aydın.

The narrow coastal strip to the north and south of Kuşadası is built up, with housing estates, hotels and holiday homes. Agriculture is carried out among the hills to the east of the town.

In ancient times this area was part of Ionia.

area: (district) 224.60 square kilometres (86.72 square miles)


Urban 70,143; District 90,652 (2012)

During the summer the population rises to around half a million, including Turkish and foreign visitors and seasonal workers in the tourist and associated industries. Many foreign residents, mostly from Europe, also live in the area.

language: Turkish

local time:

Eastern European Time (EET)

Daylight Saving Schedule:

Summer (from last Sunday in March) GMT/UTC +3 hours

Winter (from last Sunday in October) GMT/UTC +2 hours

currency: Turkish Lira (TRY or TL)

climate: Mediterranean

post code: 09400

telephone code: +90 256

website: (Turkish and English)
Further information for Turkey, including visa details,
can be found in our introduction to Turkey.
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Pigeon Island, Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Pigeon Island

haircut on the quay, Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

haircut on
the quay

island pigeons, Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

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Kaleiçi Camii mosque, Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Kaleiçi Camii

fiddler in the lounge, Kusadasi, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

fiddler in
the lounge

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Kuşadası sunset
Local addresses & telephone numbers  

Kuşadası Tourist Information Office

Liman Caddesi 13 (at the harbour)

June - September daily 8am-5 pm;
October - May Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Free street maps and accommodation information.

Tel: (0256) 614 11 03      e-mail:
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map of north-western Turkey and the Aegean area at My Favourite Planet

Map of north-western Turkey and the Aegean area.

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Relief of a local man in traditional costume playing a zurna in Kusadasi harbour, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Bronze relief of a local man in
traditional costume playing a zurna.
Part of a frieze at Kuşadası harbour.
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Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Kuşadası
originally appeared in 2004 on
See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
with video

Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
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