Kuşadasi is one of the coastal cities of Turkey and a major destination for cruise ships on the Aegean western coast. This beautiful city is located 90 km south of Izmir, which offers an excellent environment for unforgettable holidays for foreign tourists.
History of Kuşadasi:
Based on historical documents, the city of Kusadasi was founded in 3000 BC by Lyons in the Yilanci Burnu district of New Police as part of the AFES.
The Yons were merchant and sailor , had high political power and were able to consolidate their position in foreign trade and established 12 cities in the name of “yon colonies” in history. The benefits of this region were humid Weather , which caused residents to grow crops such as olive, grapes and figs in order to extract oil and other materials.
In 200 BC, Kuşadasi and its suburbs were dominated by the Roman Empire, during this period, changes in the climate caused serious earthquakes and redirection of the river that most of the Ephesus-city destroyed and lost the primary importance And Byzantium was forced to replace a new harbor and new road which suitable for business. Since then, Kuşadasi’s first bases have been created.
Desirable position of Kuşadası in the 15th century:
With the arrival of the 15th century, the area was dominated by venitian and Jenova sailors and merchants, and constructed important economic base. The desirable location of Kuşadasi, which was at the end of important commercial routes, such as the Silk Road, the development of the city as a business center during that period as the continuation of the historical course of this region, the era of the Ottoman Empire is possessed of particular importance since its administration began in 1413.
The main heritage of the Ottoman architecture:
During the reign of the Ottomans, new and magnificent structures were constructed in Kuşadasi, including the Mahmet Pasha Caravanserai (pictured above), the main heritage of the Ottoman architecture in this city and designed and built by a man of the same name. Many mosques in the center of Kuşadası, as well as castles and gates on the Pigeon Island, were built during the Ottoman era, reflecting the architectural style of the course.
After World War I, Kuşadası was attacked by Greeks in 1919. The city made a long struggle to preserve its territorial integrity, and eventually became part of the Republic of Turkey on Sept. 7, 1922, after being declared a republic to Izmir, and was registered in 1954 as part of the Aydin region.