The beach town of Kusadasi in Turkey is a gem that many tourists enjoy during summer. But Kusadasi is not only a place to spend holidays. The history of Kusadasi is rich and interesting to learn during your trip there. Let’s learn why.
As we have mentioned in other articles, Kusadası holds a great measure of Greek and Christian history in that it is a large city with a historical aspect. There are numerous caravanserais like Kursunlu Inn and Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai in the city center and the ruins of city walls due to Mehmet Pasha’s civilization after 1413.
There were only three Gates to Access the city at the time, one of which is still in use today. When the district fell to Byzantine authority in the 1800s, Byzantines renovated a fortress in Güvercinada for military purposes. Once seized by Italy during the War of Independence, Kusadasi finally returned to Turkish control in 1922.
On the other hand, the resort town has taken its name Kusadası from the form of the island since the beginning of the 20th century. Interestingly, when seen from the sea, the town looks like a bird’s head. However, among the locals, the town is briefly called Ada (which means island in English).