Kusadasi is a gorgeous, small but very well developed town that is a part of Aydin province on the Aegean coast of Turkey.

The town has a long, even ancient history itself as a port town and trading hub due to its unique and strategical situation along some major routes that have been in active use since first civilizations in the area rose to prominence under the likes of Greek and Roman rule.

With its proximity to some of the top cultural, religious, and natural attractions in Turkey makes Kusadasi one of the best ports to use as a start point for sightseeing trips. The ancient Roman city of Ephesus—a half- hour drive away—is widely considered to be the most well- preserved Classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. Just outside of Ephesus, the provincial town of Selçuk is home to the Basilica of St. John and the House of the Virgin Mary.