Places to Visit in Kusadasi and Surroundings

Places to Visit in Kusadasi and Surroundings

Cave of Zeus  Click

The Zeus Cave in Kuşadası contains a very rich culture with the mythological stories it has been the subject of. The cave is located at the entrance of Dilek Peninsula. Since the entrance of the cave is hidden, it exactly coincides with the mythological stories.

While the deepest part of the cave is up to fifteen meters, the temperature of the water in the cave is always five degrees, regardless of summer or winter. While the interior of the cave is quite cool in summer, it is also warm in winter.

Güvercinada Castle

Güvercinada Castle, which has become the symbol of Kuşadası, was built with the aim of preventing attacks that may occur during the Peloponnese Revolt. Located in the bay, the castle surrounds the port. The castle is connected to the land by breakwaters.

It is also very important for Kuşadası. Because Kusadasi got its name from here. The history of the castle dates back to Byzantium. It is also called the Pirate Castle by the people due to its role in defense against pirates.

Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai

Öküz Mehmet Paşa Caravanserai, which is included in the list of places to visit in Kuşadası by travelers who want to visit historical monuments in Kuşadası, attracts attention with its appearance resembling a small castle.

Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai, which was built of stones, is also found in Evliya Çelebi's Seyahatname. Kervansaray also serves as a touristic accommodation facility. Since the building is completely stone, it will be the savior of hot summer days.

Ephesus Ancient City tıklayın

The ancient city, which is within the borders of Selcuk, is nineteen kilometers away from Kusadasi. Among the most popular buildings of the ancient city are the ancient theater and the Celsus Library. In this theater with a capacity of approximately twenty-five thousand people, not only games but also gladiator fights were held.

Celsus Library, one of the most beautiful examples of Roman architecture, was built by the son of the deceased Governor of Ephesus. Although it looks like two floors when viewed from the outside, it consists of a single floor. The sculptures in the library are quite remarkable.

the House of the Virgin Mary

Since it is accepted as one of the pilgrimage places of Christians in Selcuk, it is visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year. You may encounter more than one souvenir shop on both sides of the road you walked towards the church.

Dozens of Christians perform their pilgrimage every year in the House of Virgin Mary, which was declared a place of pilgrimage for Christians in 1961. When you enter the church, a large garden welcomes you first. When you pass the garden, there is a bronze statue of Mary.

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