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Situated on the West Coast of Turkey – 90km south of Izmir, Kusadasi, is one of the most alluring towns of the Aegean, as it is close to the most important historical sites. The contrast of the lively holiday life with the quietness of ancient ruins creates a very special atmosphere in this cruise port town.

Owing to its fertile lands and its position as a gateway of trade between East and West, Ephesus which is only 20 minutes away, became one of the most important cities of antiquity and retained its value throughout the centuries. Trade ships and maritime commerce called to port directly into the harbour of Ephesus. Over the centuries the coastline has moved to the West, and today the bustling cruise ship port and beach resort town of Kusadasi has become the gateway to Ephesus, which is one of the most visited ancient cities in the whole of the Mediterranean.

Kusadasi has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, providing a long tourism season. The city is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year. Today it is known as the home of the ultra-modern Ege Ports and its secure facilities. Kusadasi is one of Turkey’s most sophisticated holiday centres; a perfect place for vacation with its sandy beaches, glassy water and access to Turkey’s most prominent historical sites.

Ege Ports can berth up to four large vessels, or up to four small and two large vessels. There are two roll-on/roll-off ramps and a quay to service ferry traffic. The terminal building comprise the Scala Nuova retail complex, a duty-free shopping area, first-aid care facilities, and a passenger and crew centre equipped with Internet and other communication facilities. The offices of ship and cruise operators and tour agencies are located within the terminal facility.


Since 2007, Ege Ports has been given various awards and accolades, including:

  • Best Turkish Port of the Year by Skal, the international association of travel and tourism professionals in 2007;
  • First Port in Turkey to be fully compliant with the standards of the International Ship and Port Security, and one of the Best Ports in the World in Security and Safety Services from CLIA in 2007;
  • One of the fastest-growing ports from Lloyd’s Cruise International Magazine in 2007;
  • Cruise Terminal of the Year in Lloyd’s 2008 Turkish Shipping Awards;
  • Ranked among the top 15 in the leading 30 European cruise ports by G. P. Wild International Ltd. in 2010;
  • Nominated Best Cruise Port at the World Travel Group’s 2010 World Travel Awards.

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