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Kuşadasi (Port of entry)

Modern Kusadasi
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Kuşadasi has a long history, it is believed to be at the site of ancient Neapolis. During the Byzantine era it was called Ania. It was taken by the Venetians and the Genoese who named it Scala Nuova. Later, it was predominately populated by Greeks who called it Nea Ephesos (New Ephesus). Today it is a booming town, a major Tourist area, complete with high-rise hotels. It is a most popular stop for cruise ships which disgorge hundreds of tourists into buses to visit two very important ancient sites Ephesus and Didyma which are only a few kilometers away.


BA 1546 Samos Strait to Güllük Körfezi

Imray-Tetra G32 Eastern Sporades, Dodecanese & the Coast of Turkey

NIMA 54389 Fener Adasi to Samos Strait

Greek 422 Naxos to Samos & Opposite Coast of Asia Minor

Radio Nets

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See Turkey.

Approach and Navigation

The approach to Kusadasi is straight forward, no dangers.

Check-in facilities

Yachts are not allowed in the main harbor but should go to the marina.

Kusadasi is a port of entry into Turkey. The marina staff, for a well deserved consideration, will handle all formalities.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Kuşadasi Harbor

The harbor, and downtown, is 20 minutes from the marina. It is used by cruise ships, fishing boats, and gulets. Yachts are not allowed.

Port Saint Paul & Saint Nikolo

These two uninhabited coves are very close (2-3 nM SE) to the Mykale Channel between Turkey and Samos. Of the two, Port Saint Nikolo is a better shelter.

Offshore Islands


Routes/Passages To/From

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Tourism & things to do ashore


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Ephesus is a major and very impressive archaeological site. It is located about 1/2 hour drive from Kusadasi near Selcuk and is a "must see." It is best to visit early in the morning because in the middle of the day it is extremely hot. Allow several hours for the visit.


Sirince is an picturesque Greek village about 12 km from Ephesus. There many nice restaurants here.


The Temple of Apollo in Didyma is one of the most impressive ancient temples because of its seer size and state of preservation.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity


At the Kusadasi Marina.

Grocery & Supply Stores

There are many food stores in the town and at the marina.


  • Many restaurants in the town of Kusadasi
  • Several upscale restaurants in Sirince



Motorbike & Car Rentals

Several agencies in town.

Marine stores

There is a small store at the marina.


The marina does major repairs.


There are daily ferries to Samos and busses to cities in Turkey.

References & Publications

See Turkey.

Cruiser's Friends

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