Once a pleasant fishing village, Kusadasi has become rather raucous and overdeveloped and doesn't hold much of interest. It's only 40 mi/65 km south of Izmir, however, and many people stay there when visiting Ephesus or Izmir.
The best places to stay are near the Gulf of Kusadasi. Tiny Pigeon Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway, barely has room to hold a former fort and an even smaller park.
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