Aydın

Aydın

Things to do - general
Country Turkey
Province Aydın
Government
 • Mayor Özlem Çerçioğlu
Area
 • District 627.22 km2 (242.17 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 195,951
 • District 259,786
 • District density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Website www.aydin-bld.gov.tr
Country Turkey
Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedTurkish Liras
Area (km2)627.22 km2 (242.17 sq mi)

Sports & nature

The football teams of the local sports clubs Kuşadasıspor and Kuşadası Yıldız Fenerspor, which compete in the Turkish Regional Amateur League, play their home matches in the Özer Türk Stadium.

The Ottoman period mosques of Ramazan Paşa, Süleyman Paşa and Cihanoğlu
The Byzantine tower and fortifications above the town
Roman era ruins (of Tralles) including a gymnasium and a theatre
The statue of Yörük Ali Efe in the town, which was pulled down and remade after public protests that the original statue showed the efe without a moustache.
Aydın Museum - archaeology, coinage and ethnographic collection
Recreational resorts Pınarbaşı and Aytepe, which are connected by the Aydın Pınarbaşı-Aytepe Gondola.

 

Nightlife info

The city walls – There were once three gates; one remains.[16]
Kaleiçi Camii – The mosque built in 1618 for Grand Vizier Öküz Kara Mehmed Pasha.[17]
The Öküz Mehmed Pasha Caravanserai is near the docks. It was built in 1618 as a strong-room for the goods of seamen.[18]
Güvercin Adası ("Pigeon Island" in English) – The peninsula/island at the end of the bay, which has a castle and swimming beaches, including a private beach and cafe with a view back across the bay to the harbour of Kuşadası. Public beaches are located at the back of the peninsula, towards the open sea.[19]
Kirazli – Traditional Turkish village 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Kuşadası.[20]
Yılancı Burnu – A second peninsula beyond Güvercin Ada. Possibly the location of the original settlement of Neopolis. Some walls are visible. There are beaches and beach clubs here.[21]
Several aqua-parks with wave-pools and white-water slides are located near the town.[22]
Ladies Beach – Very close to the town center, one of the primary tourist attractions.[23]
Kadıkalesi – Venetian/Byzantine castle, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) along the Kuşadası-Davutlar road.[24]
Panionium – 25 km (16 mi) south of Kuşadası, situated along the Davutlar-Güzelçamlı road. Once the central meeting place of the Ionian League. The ruins are in poor condition and their authenticity is disputed.[25]
Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park – About 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the city centre, the national park is adjacent to the town of Güzelçamlı. It has several coves, beaches, canyons, and a sink cave. It is one of the most diverse and protected national parks in Turkey.[26]

Culture and history info

  • An annual song contest has been held here. It was once won by Cem Karaca.
  • The annual Fanta Gençlik Festivali (Fanta Youth Festival), hosted by the Turkish franchise of Fanta (see International availability of Fanta), travels across the country on specific dates, holding concerts at each location. On July 17, 2010, the festival hosted one of the concerts of this festival in Kuşadası.

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