The beautiful holiday resort of Kusadasi is a perfect blend of relaxation, with fun and historic pilgrimage sites. With the Pilav Dagi Mountains behind, the sprawling city is built in a bay overlooking the Aegean Sea. Rich in marine life the fishing boats come into port every morning with their catches of sea bass, mackerel, octopus. Sip Turkish tea at the fish market or treat yourself to the catch of the day at one of the many restaurants. When not sunbathing on the soft sandy beaches, try your hand at scuba diving, exploring the vast array of colourful coral and fish. Struggling during the time of Roman occupation, Christians established the communities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Pergamum, Thyatira and Laodicea. You may book a guide to explore these ancient ruins often referred to as the ‘Seven Churches’. Trips to the Dilek National Park offers scenic hiking trails and picnic spots or walk around one of the three outdoor markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables. As the sun begins to set treat yourself to a sensual Turkish bath .

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