Kusadasi Turkey Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels near Kusadasi Cruise and Ferry Port Terminal in Turkey

Kusadasi historic Ephesus site

Kusadasi, Turkey

Holidaymakers have long been heading to the port of Kusadasi on the Aegean coast
of Turkey to soak up the sun and explore historic sites. The ferry port itself
was renovated in 2003 and now has an impressive cruise terminal,
Scala Nuovo, that houses many shops and restaurants itself.

Approximately 600 cruise ships dock in Kusadasi each year, making it the
most popular cruise destination in Turkey, and bringing a valuable tourist
trade to the area. Plenty of hotels can be found within easy reach
of the cruise and ferry port terminals.


Great Deals to be Found – Where to Stay ?

For visitors hoping to stay overnight, there are some great deals to be found and making reservations online in advance on www.allcruisehotels.com is always a good idea. There is a wide and varied range of accommodation to choose from and options to suit any budget or taste.

Along the seafront from the cruise terminal, there are many large resort type hotels that typically feature big outdoor pools, spas, fitness centres and other amenities, as well as the usual things you would expect from an all-inclusive experience, such as room service, parking, free internet and a selection of bars, restaurants and lounges. While you may think that this type of hotel isn’t cheap, there are great value deals to be found, especially out of season.

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Kusadasi pigeon island
Hotel Stella
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Budget friendly property at the harbour of Kusadasi. Near cruise terminal.

city and harbor view of Kusadasi
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
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City centre hotel situated not far from the beach, shopping and dining.

Kusadasi Ephesus temple
DoubleTree by Hilton
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Luxury 5 star hotel located at the marina offering views of the Aegean Sea and the city.

Kusadasi Cruise Port of Ephesus in Turkey

Located within walking distance of the city centre and Old Town

  • Location – Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal

    The modern cruise terminal of Kusadasi is located right in the city centre at Scala Nuovo, alongside the marina. The center of town can easily be reached on foot (5 minutes). The port is well known as being the gateway to Ephesus.

    Kusadasi is the home port for many cruise itineraries into the Eastern Mediterranean (Greek Islands). Popular stops include Mykonos, Santorini, Lavrion Greece and the cruise and ferry port of Athens (Piraeus).

    A cruise line departing from the port is Celestyal Cruises. It’s easy to get a taxi to / from the port to your hotel. Within Kusadasi, a good way to travel is to take the “dolmus” (minibuses).

    port address : Camikebir Mh., 09400 KusadasiAydin, Turkey

    There are also frequent links by ferry to the Greek island of Samos. There are 2 ferries everyday between Samos and Kusadasi during high season.

    Turkey’s most important departure port is Istanbul.

  • More Accommodation

    Cape Yilanci is a popular area with lots of lively bars, clubs and live music venues along the waterfront strip. There are private beaches here by day that become open to the public through these venues by night.

    For cruise and ferry passengers looking for something a little more quiet or off the beaten track, there are cheap deals to be had by moving a bit further in from the coast to some of the older parts of the town. Kaleici is called the old town and visitors can find great deals on bed and breakfasts, often called pensions, or apart hotels that are half board or self catering in this area. While it’s a bit less busy than the seafront here, there is still plenty of life. Among the maze of stone streets, Turkish bars serving traditional food and drink and playing Turkish music can be found here.

    Finally, there are also well known chain hotels that people visiting Kusadasi as a pre or post cruise for business by ferry or air will find accommodating.

  • Ephesus, beach and Pigeon Island

    Aside from the 300 days of sunshine a year, another draw is the proximity to the ancient site of Ephesus.

    Considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the ruins include the Temple of Artemis which is estimated to have been erected in the year 550 BC. Ephesus is only about 20km away, so makes for a great day trip or guided tour for anyone on a cruise docking in Kusadasi.

    The most popular area for beach lovers is Kadinlar Denizi, known as Ladies Beach, which lies about 2.5km south of Kusadasi.

    The beach is long and sandy and the waters are crystal clear, making this a great spot for sunbathers and swimmers.

    For those less inclined to get sand between their toes, a visit to Pigeon Island to see the flower gardens is highly recommended.

  • Nearest Airports

    Kusadasi can be reached by 2 major international airports

    Izmir International Airport (IATA : ADB) — Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport is the nearest international airport located approx. 80km from central Kusadasi hotels and cruise port.

    You can easily get to your hotel by taxi or private transfer.

    website : Izmir Airport

    Milas-Bodrum Airport (IATA : BJV) — Milas-Bodrum airport is located about 130km from Kusadasi.

    website : Bodrum Airport

  • Some Facts – Tourist Information


    Turkish. English is spoken at touristic spots.


    The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY).


    Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.

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