Kusadasi boasts wonderful seafood restaurants, lively cafes, beautiful parks and superb beaches. The shopping is rich with everything from beads and bangles to leather.
Kusadasi Marina is one the best equipped marinas in Turkey, with full marina services.
Ephesus, an important city of antiquity, remains a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city is said to be supported by and dedicated to Goddess Artemis. The ancient theater there has found new life as a major concerts venue. Nearby there is the site of St. John’s Basilica
South of Kuşadası, the beautiful waters of the Dilek Peninsula National Park welcomes yachtsmen into its serene inlets an coves, Aydinlik, Karasu, Kavakli, Dipburun.
Greek island Samos is just the opposite of Kusadasi, and very close the end point of Dilek Peninsula.
There is very small inhabited island between the main land Turkey and Greek Samos island. This small island is Turkish, and the sea at W of island is Greek and E of island is Turkey. This small island is called Bayrak Adasi (Flag Island), and there is only one lighthouse.
It is highly recommended to sail through the channel by daylight. If sailing within Turkish waters, sail by the E of Bayrak Adasi (Flag Island), if it is a must to sail by W of island, keep in mind to have Greek flag on your boat. If sailing within Greek waters, then suggest to do the “vice versa” .
Prevailing wind during summer is NE, N and NW, in general, at 3-5 Bf. It is very rare to have gale from May to October, if it happens, it lasts only for 2-3 days.
FIR 3S 5M
FIG 3S 5M
TRAVEL LIFT 80T
Black water collection
When approaching Kusadasi from the south or west (e.g. having passed through the Straits of Samos), a yacht should be sure to pass well offshore of the headlands of Karga Burnu and Yalanci Burnu to the S of Kusadasi, both of which have reefs extending some distance offshore. A new W cardinal buoy is now in position off Yalanci Burnu, about one mile SW of Bird Island (the conspicuous island with a small castle on it on the S side of Kusadasi harbour)--Athene of Lymington 14:21, 30 April 2011 (BST). A course 100 metres W of this buoy will clear all the dangers. Note, however, that there is a further shoal patch around 200 metres due N of the Yalanci Burnu buoy where depths shoal to around 5-6 metres. This is now marked with a isolated danger mark (black/red/black with two black ball topmarks) and a yacht can pass safely 50 metres on either side. Finally, a further dangerous reef near the root of the marina breakwater is marked with another W cardinal mark.
Kusadasi Marina :
VHF channel 73
Phone : +90 – 256 – 814 1490
Fax : +90 – 256 – 814 1552
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org