Kusadasi also has its own covered bazaar. But beware. The merchants will take your credit card to a money changer rather than charge an item directly. You will then discover an extra fee on your credit card bill for money conversion. Don't let them do it.
THE PEACE AND QUIET OF LONG BEACH
If your ever lucky enough to visit long beach you will come across this statue in the sea. A waiter told me it was a mermaid and it will protect all those around it. No good trying to drown my wife there then Hahahaha.
Kusadasi (pronounced Koo-sa-dah-sha) is a major beach resort town on Turkey's western Aegean coast. It is also the port where cruise ships dock for excursions to the nearby Roman ruins at Ephesus, about 10-15 km away.
Kusadasi is a good place to base yourself if you want a mix of beach and history. While there is very little of historical interest to see in Kusadasi, there are are a number of interesting sites within an hour's drive that you can do day trips to visit. In addition to Ephesus, there are other Greek and Roman ruins South of Kusadasi, including Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. There is also the town of Selcuk, near Ephesus, which has Byzantine ruins and a good museum. In the hills above Selcuk is the site where Mary (Jesus' mother) lived during her later years.
In the town of Kusadasi, there are two large waterparks, if you get tired of swimming at the beach. There are also plenty of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants.
We actually stayed at a small inn a few miles outside of Kusadasi called the Bakkhos Guesthouse, which we really enjoyed. We mostly went into Kusadasi for shopping.