Kudasasi is a Turkish resort located on the shore of Aegean Sea around 90 kilometers south of Izmir. The town is surrounded by popular antique monuments. Among which are such famous ancient towns as Ephesus, Priene, Didim и Miletors. You can also reach Samos Island that belongs to Greece from Kudasasi.
The name of the resort can be translated as “Birds Island”. The town got this name because of the small island named “Pigeon Island”. The island is connected with the mainland by a small manmade road. For centuries the island has been a home for pigeons, herons and other birds.
The history of Kudasasi is mostly connected with life of the famous pirate Barbarossa. For many years he was terrorizing whole Mediterranean by its cruel attacks. The pirate was hiding in Kudasasi, in an ancient fortress built by the Venetians in the XVI century. The fortress is located on this Pigeon Island and is still in good condition.
Today Kudasasi is present in the list of best resorts of Turkey. Due to mild Mediterranean climate, golden sand beaches, warm azure sea and wonderful opportunities for active rest visitors come to Kudasasi 10 months a year!
Those people, who like active rest, get an opportunity to try water ski or play beach volleyball. If you enjoy peaceful rest, you will find numerous silent corners in Kudasasi.
There are many restaurants along beaches. Visit them as you will be able to taste delicious national dishes that usually include seafood.
Nearby the town are located thermal water springs, National park with Zeus cave on its territory, Kursunlu monastery and more. You can also visit Kaleici Mosque and Kale region famous for its narrow ancient streets.