Kusadasi visitors

#1
Good afternoon all, hope you are having a nice weekend.
There are so many people on this forum that seem besotted with Kusadasi. I went to Marmaris last year -as I have already stated a million times by now- but it wasn't what I would call very Turkish. The class of people it attracted probably had something to do with why it's like it is. Is Kusadasi a resort such as Marmaris that is very commercialised and attracts a certain type of visitor to the place, or is the average holiday maker that visits Kusadasi more 'exclusive'? What are your thoughts on this.
 
#2
been to both marmaris and kusadasi , bought our villa on very first visit to kusadasi , kinda says it all really

when my partner first mentioned going to turkey on holiday i was dead against it. just never thought of turkey as a holiday hotspot, but , was cheap so decided to give it a shot , marmaris was first place we went to , loved the turkish people , loved the sun ,sea .........etc
but could have been anywhere on the costas , too commercial

so the next yr we decided to try somewhere else close by and hope for the best,


kusadasi came up , stayed at ali babam hotel , and by the end of the week , were proud owners of our villa.

that was 5 yrs ago , kusadasi has it all , seriously thinking of moving over full time next yr. cant get enought of the place
 

Rhona

Kusadasi Queen
#3
I think it is much more cosmopolitan than other resorts I have visited (4).
So chilled, especially in comparison to Marmaris. I am not Knocking Marmaris, we did have a very good holiday there and it was our visit there that inspired us to try other places within Turkey.
 

Mella

Administrator
Staff member
Blogger
#4
I think Kusadasi is pretty cosmopolitan, and attracts a cross-section of visitors from all over the world, from historians, yacht owners, those seeing lively nightlife and good shopping to sun worshipers. It has the perfect location as a base for historical sights, such as Ephesus and the arrival of major cruise ships every day during the Summer result in a thriving resort.

You do get the 'Cor Blimey' lot, but I think you'll get that anywhere that offers cheap package holidays abroad. There's also lots of Dutch and Irish people. In my opinion it's not as upmarket as other areas of Turkey, such as Bodrum, but it has a variety of people from all walks of life.
 
#5
Thank you for your answers, i am going to be an Kusadasi expert before even going there. I think Marmaris ruin itself by catering for tourists too much. They saw that the majority of the British want English food and they turned it into a little britain thinking that is what Joe public want. I would have loved to have seen like before tourists started flocking there. The old part of the town is the only place that will give you a taste of real turkey.
 
#6
we have been to diffrent parts of turkey but went to mamaris 3 times twice early may and it was lovely and quiet we eat and drank by the marina had a lovely holiday but lasy year we were booked in a lovely hotel in icmeler i love it their when 3 days before travel agent rang double booked us had to put us up in mamaris we thought ok been before thought it might be a bit more lively god got no sleep it was terrible the noise from the bars walked to the marina all you could here was thud of the music the lovely bar we went to the old man came out he was laughing come inside we went down into a room in the celler it was heaven no noise their were 3 other couples never again
 

Rhona

Kusadasi Queen
#7
Cathie, why not spend the evening watching you tube, just put Kusadasi in the 'search' and you will have a taster of whats to come.
Just spent 2 hours watching, the one with the whole path falling away at the sealight is just plain scary, I will be walking on the inside of the path for the two weeks we are there.
 
#8
This was our first time there but we really liked it. We didn’t have one complaint, it’s a really nice resort with lots to do, there weren’t that many tourists around compared to other resorts but that was because we went so early on in the season but the ones we did meet seemed friendly and not particularly like lower class?! There weren’t many English places on every corner like i’m used to seeing abroad, i couldn’t even find the Sun newspaper. You’re going to have a really nice time.
 
#9
Kusadasi attracts people from all walks of life i have met so many people there old, young doesnt matter it has something to attract everyone. i have met people from England, ireland, sweden, serbia, russia, holland, germany,australia, america on holidays there and everyone was having a great time.
 

Peted1

Kusadasi Artist
#10
Been to quite a few resorts in Turkey, but none of the others can hold a candle to Kusadasi. As has been said, its very cosmopolitan and laid back in it's outlook; there are touristy restaurants which cater for those who want UK style food, but there are also other restaurants which provide very good quality Turkish food at very good prices, you pays your money and takes your choice......
 
#11
I think Kusadasi has many contrasts and is the better for it. If you take the seafront and just walk along, you have all the beaches that cater for mostly tourists, and then then pigeon island , then off course the cruise ships and the Marina. Within this you will see lots of different people with all different cultural backgrounds, from different social sets and differing levels of wealth. Kusadasi attracts them all, bur still remains essentially Turkish. I think the fact that a lot of Turkish people holiday in Kusadasi also adds to the atmosphere. I also think because it has a rich historical and cultural heritage it is not bogus as some european resorts are.
 

AlanK

Connoisseur
#12
Kusadasi

Peted1;233178 said:
Been to quite a few resorts in Turkey, but none of the others can hold a candle to Kusadasi. As has been said, its very cosmopolitan and laid back in it's outlook; there are touristy restaurants which cater for those who want UK style food, but there are also other restaurants which provide very good quality Turkish food at very good prices, you pays your money and takes your choice......
I agree with Pete. I've been to most of the resorts popular with Brits. They all have there good points (obviously or no one would visit). Some appeal to certain groups but not to others. Only Kusadasi has something for everyone, it's way out in front of the rest
 
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