Kusadasi is the most swollen holiday resort towns on the southern Aegean Coast, overflowing with shiploads of tourists in summer who enlarge the year-round population several times over. Once a small village, today the busy town is packed with curios,carpet and leather shops. It’s proximity to the ruins of Ephesus making it an ideal base for Aegean cruise ships. Kusadasi is situated amid splendid coastal scenery and several significant archaeological sites, including the three well-preserved Ionian settlements of Miletus, Priene and Didyma. There are plenty of good hotels and ferries link it with the nearby Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos.