Duration: 5½ Hours
Departure: Kusadasi Port or Hotel
Visiting: Pigeon Castle, Turkish bath, Art Galery, Kaleici Mosque
Kusadasi Walking Tour: Discover the Hidden Gems of Kusadasi with Our Guided Tour
Experience the best of Kusadasi with our exciting guided walking tour. Join us as we take you on a memorable journey to explore the captivating attractions, including Pigeon Island, Byzantine Castle, Inner Castle, and Ibramaki Art Gallery. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this beautiful Turkish town.
Step into History at Pigeon Island and Byzantine Castle
Your local guide will greet you at the port and kickstart your Kusadasi walking tour. We’ll begin with a picturesque 10-minute walk along the waterfront, leading us to the enchanting Pigeon Island.
This island is nestled near the shores of Kusadasi and connected to the mainland by a mole. Prepare to be amazed as you explore the Byzantine Castle perched on the rugged rocks, offering breathtaking panoramic views. The castle, also known as the “Pirates Castle” due to its strategic location, served as a vital defense point during the Ottoman Empire era.
Stroll through Kaleici, the Charming Inner Castle (old-town)
Continuing our tour, we’ll head towards the city center to Kaleici, meaning “inner castle” in Turkish. As you wander through the bustling streets, you’ll soak in the vibrant atmosphere and experience the lively energy of local merchants. Take your time to explore and enjoy the authentic charm of this historic neighborhood.
Discover Art and History at Ibramaki Art Gallery
During your Kusadasi walking tour, we’ll also visit the remarkable Ibramaki Art Gallery. Originally built as a Hometown Hospital in the late 19th century by Kusadasi gentry Ibrahim Zeki, this building holds a significant place in history. It was donated to the Municipality of Kusadasi in 1925 and later served as a Night Art School for Girls. Today, the art gallery stands as a testament to Ottoman Era Kusadasi Architecture, showcasing its unique beauty and artistic heritage.
Unwind and Rejuvenate with a Traditional Turkish Bath
After exploring the art gallery, we’ll continue our Kusadasi walking tour through the city gate, passing by the City Arch on our way to a truly relaxing experience—a traditional Turkish bath.
Indulge in the perfect way to unwind and revitalize your senses. Whether you bring your bathing suit or use the provided pashmina clothing, you’ll enjoy a rejuvenating scrubbing massage to open your pores, followed by a soothing foam massage to relax and nourish your body.
Delight in Local Cuisine and Handicrafts
To replenish your energy, we’ll treat you to a delectable lunch featuring delicious dishes from the Aegean Region. During the meal, water, tea or coffee are included, while soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available for an additional cost.
After lunch, we’ll visit the downtown mosque and the watch tower, immersing ourselves in the town’s architectural beauty. Before concluding our walking tour of Kusadasi in downtown, you’ll have the opportunity to explore local handicrafts and enjoy a brief carpet presentation during a refreshing break.
A Memorable Keepsake and Refreshments
Throughout the Kusadasi walking tour, we want you to have a memorable experience. As a token of our appreciation, you’ll receive a special gift set and bottled water to keep you refreshed and hydrated throughout the tour.
Join us on this extraordinary Kusadasi Walking Tour and let us guide you through the hidden treasures of Kusadasi.
If you say that 1 day is not enough to Kusadası, you can also take a look at our Kusadası package tours.
- Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language for all sightseeing.
- Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
- Pick-up and drop-off service
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Items of a personal nature
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
Additional Information: To bring a camera, a sunhat, and to prefer comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
Prices of the walking tour of Kusadasi