Kuşadasi — founded by the Ionians and formerly known by the name Neopolis, Kusadası has been the cradle of culture and art throughout centuries. Although the exact time of foundation of this antique city is unknown, it is for sure that this pearl of the gulf was established by the Ionians under the rule of Ephesus. Engaged in trade and maritime, the Ionians provided a major contribution to the enrichment and development of the region.
Home to many civilizations, the first settlement in Kuşadası was situated by Yılancı Burnu (Cape of Ophiuchus). One of the major seaports of the ancient times connecting Anatolia to the seas, Kuşadasi is also fairly rich in cultural and historical heritage. Situated in the older town of Kuşadasi, the castle is the shining star of the antique city. Some parts of the fortifications surrounding the castle have survived up to the present day. Apart from its scenic beauties Kuşadasi harbors a variety of restaurants offering specialties unique to the Aegean region. Offering a clear blue sea, beautiful beaches and many natural and historical beauties Kuşadasi continues to be a major holiday destination for all vacationers looking for a perfect holiday.