|Today’s Kusadasi is founded in 16th century by Venetians being a colony. The castle in small island was built for the purpose of observation in Byzantium term. In the Middle
Ages, Kusadasi, being a part, was used by Venetians and Genoeses which had taken the name of Scala Nuova.
The city was surrounded by castle walls for being protected from the violence of pirates. it’s known that there’s an Ionion Region of Kusadasi. This had taken an important harbour mission on Asia-Europe trade road throughout long years.Kusadasi living parallel to Ephesus in history and the settlement units around it and the places that have historical and touristical value . Panionian Agora, Roman Bath, Ilica Hill, Scala Nuova, Phigale, Kadi Castle, Andiz Tower,
Neopolis, Water Lines, Water Arches, Ania, Melia, Kursunlu Manastery, Okuz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai, The Castle in Pigeon Island, Ramparts surrounding the City, Kusadasi Houses, Kaleici, Mosques, Turkish Baths, Yacht Harbour, National Park. People of Ephesus believed that they could reach better trade, superior art, more wonderful land processing by knowledge trade they would make with their neighbour. They persuaded the whole “Ion” cities to form a confederation with the contacts that had been made by them.
Combining Ephesus, Samos, Khos, Miletos, Kolosan, Miyus, Priene, Lebedos, Klazomenai, Eryli and later Smryna (12 Ion city) a confederation was established. This, in one sense was the first unided fist international exposition of the World had been assembled In Kusadasi. Ephesus people had wanted these ceremonies to be made in a place near by Ephesus because they insisted on the subject that the meeting in Panionion could not be done in security for the political disorder which Anatolia was in at 5th century before Christ.
Kusadasi being in the middle of many ancient cities and natural resources , it is possible to have many interesting daily trips and excursions , even covering Istanbul and
Cappadocia. There are many small and well known sites in the environs which can be visited for the day from Kusadasi.|