Samos Island is separated from Anatolia and Kusadasi by the approximately 1.6 km-wide Mycale Strait.
Another name of this part of the Aegean Sea is the Kolpos Efesou Gulf of Skala Nuova.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Kusadasi on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37° 49' 5.49" N 27° 15' 51.25" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Piers and Mycale Strait.
KUSADASI (BIRD ISLAND)
"A little bit about Kusadasi.................."
Kusadasi is in the Aydin Province, which is located around 56 miles south of Izmir at the Aegean Coast of Turkey.
It is called "Bird Island" since from an angle from the sea, the peninsula resembles the head of a bird, thus, “kus” for bird and “ada” for island as Kusadasi..
The Turkish say it is one of the most beautiful cities facing the Aegean Sea since the scenery and landscape of the area is as interesting as the History.
It certainly was pretty as I came on a Dolmus from Selcuk, the sea views were picturesque.
It has been a center of art and culture since it was founded in 3000 B.C.
There are many shops here to have a look at, including a lot selling Leather products.
Today, it resembles a modern European city.
It has a hot Mediterranean climate for roughly 92% of the year, so Kusadasi appeals to people from cold climates!
In off-peak season, the Kusadasi city has a population of only 50,000 and in high season, the population increases 10 times its number to around half a million.
Most of those who come to the city for vacation are local Turkish tourists and others from nearby European countries.
The Kusadasi city has an open sea side at the back of the peninsula, where public beaches are located. Among the most popular swimming spots in town is the Ladies Beach, town beach, Bird Island Beach and on and on.. ........
Kusadasi has plenty of restaurants, cafes, heaps and heaps of shops, a number of aqua parks, high-starred hotels and beach bars.
It has a large Marina and a pretty seaside area.
National parks, small towns, Historical places are nearby, what more could you ask for ?
Pammukale - a great experience!
Do this great excursion, the lime-stone rocks from Pammukale. The water is rich of chalk, which is good for the skin.
Some people are just bathing in the hot water and relaxing...nice place!
This site is protected by the government, from a certain place you have to take of your shoes. In past some tried to build hotels,but this was refused.