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Things to do in Kusadasi

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Kusadasi. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Kusadasi attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Kusadasi to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Kusadasi.

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  • Basilica of St. John

    Built by Justinian in the 6th century A.D., the Basilica of St. John the Apostle and his reputed final resting place is a ruined yet spectacular ed... More
  • Bebop

    Locals flock to Bebop to sit in the garden and listen to jazz, handpicked by the charismatic owner (and Keith Richards look-alike) Kadri Balagzi, a... More
  • Ephesus Museum

    The museum houses a small but impressive collection of statues and other objects uncovered in the ruins of Ephesus. The most famous exhibits are th... More
  • Marina Bar

    Set in the Kismet Hotel, Marina's old-world service and upscale clientele reflect its regal provenance; the hotel was built by an Ottoman princess.... More
  • Priene and Didyma

    Classical-history buffs should make the trip to Priene to see the ruins of the well-preserved ancient Greek city; and to the wondrous Didyma, a 120... More
  • Railway Steam Engine Museum

    Trainspotters will appreciate the 30-odd steam engines on display at this private museum, which is run by the son of the former stationmaster of Se... More
  • Scala Nuova

    The new outdoor-shopping complex carries lines from well-known Turkish womenswear and menswear labels, such as Desa leather, Silk & Cashmere, and M... More
  • Sultanköy

    Kusadasi has become a center for Turkish carpets, but quality is spotty. For a safer one-stop-shopping experience it's worth the 30-minute drive to... More
  • Temple of Artemis

    Just outside the lower entrance of Ephesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was once a massive, colonnaded structure ho... More

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