When is the best time to fly to Kusadasi?
Kusadasi experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters.
Visitors who want to spend their holiday relaxing in the sun should plan a trip during the summer season, from June to August. Clear blue skies and hot temperatures of around 25 to 28 degrees Celsius are a big attraction to travellers which can be seen in the increased rates for accommodation and flights to Kusadasi. The town is also at its busiest during this time, in part due to cruise ships docking in the port.
Although temperatures generally do no dip below 9 degrees Celsius, the winter months tend to be cloudier and welcome an increase in rainfall. The climate may not appeal to sun-seekers but the cooler temperatures may be more suitable for exploring the archaeological sites and cheap flights to Kusadasi are likely to be more available.
Kusadasi is one of the most popular resort towns on the southern Aegean Coast. During summer, shiploads of tourists and visitors on flights to Kusadasi increase the year-round population several times over. Once a small fishing village, today the busy town is packed with curios and carpet shops; its proximity to the ruins of Ephesus making it an ideal base for Aegean cruise ships.
Kusadasi is situated amid splendid coastal scenery and several significant archaeological sites, including the three well-preserved Ionian settlements of Miletus, Priene and Didyma. There are plenty of good hotels and restaurants, and ferries link it with the nearby Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos.
Getting around Kusadasi
Travellers who take a flight to Kusadasi will arrive at the closest airport to the city, which is Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB).
Kusadasi insider information
- Bar Street (Barlar Sokak) is the centre of the tourist area and open until the small hours during the summer. For a non-tourist experience head for the market on Friday mornings.
- Ladies Beach (Kadinarplaji) gets very busy although there are less crowded ones to the south and north of the town. Cruise ships call in here, and prices often go up when they are in port.
- Visit the ruins of Ephesus which was once the boom town of Asia Minor. St Paul lived here and converted many people to Christianity. The local silversmiths objected to his presence as their trade in figurines of the “local” goddess Artemis was threatened.