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Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

The seaside resort of Kusadasi is your gateway to the ruins of ancient Ephesus, a magnificent regional capital of Imperial Rome. Closer to port, explore sights like a Venetian-Byzantine castle, an Ottoman mosque and a Turkish old town.

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Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

When you're in the area, don't miss the chance to visit the once powerful trading and religious city of Ephesus. Travel through the Magnesia Gate, the main entrance to the ancient city, and continue along marble streets grooved by chariot wheels. Gaze upon beautiful temples, porticoes, fountains and frescoes. Discover the three-story Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Odeum, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.

Other Fun Things to Do

Explore the 14th-century Turkish baths and the Isa Bey Mosque on your way to the Basilica of St. John.
Visit the Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Shish kebab (skewer-grilled lamb) is a Turkish invention, and you'll find kebapçis everywhere. Lamb and fish (which can be expensive) dishes are the restaurant staples. Desserts are sweet (often honey-soaked) and tend to incorporate fruit, nuts and pastry in tempting combinations.

Local Currency

The Lira (TL) is the official currency of Turkey. Banks and exchange offices are generally open only weekdays - you may find it hard to convert your traveler's checks on weekends. ATMs are common in Turkish cities, towns and resorts, and many of them connect to worldwide networks such as Cirrus® or Plus® and to credit cards.

Weather in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 55.9° 13.28°
Average Low 44.2° 6.78°
Mean Temperature 51° 10.56°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 5.9 in 14.99 cm

    Before You Visit

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