Kusadasi has long been the centre of historic and cultural significance, with the surrounding region being settled and conquered by numerous ancient civilizations. From the Leleges to the Ionians and finally the Aeolians – tourists are attracted to the area for its natural beauty and historic areas.
Kusadasi is one of the famed Turkish Aegean resort towns, on the eastern coast of the country. Situated in a sheltered bay and with excellent transport links to nearby cities and larger towns, Kusadasi has boomed into a popular tourist destination and offering many opportunities for investors looking to invest in properties for sale in Kusadasi.
Prior to the 1980s, the region was primarily rural and its chief export was the fruit that grew so well in the fertile soil and climate. Since the 1980s, investment from Turkey, Europe and abroad in property for sale in Kusadasi has been slowly transforming the resort town into a cosmopolitan coastal getaway.
Proximity to this city has helped Kusadasi grow into the tourist hub it has become today, with Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport ferrying more than 6,000,000 passengers to the province each year its no surprise that Kusadasi property for sale is quickly being snatched up. Sharing a coastline with Bodrum, Didyma and Menderes – Kusadasi is well serviced by tourist boats and ferries which bring passengers to the multiple coastal resorts along the Aegean and the Mediterranean.
Kusadasi has been part of geographical relocation a number of times throughout its history, from the Greek-Turkish population exchange in the 1920s, to the shifting between Izmir and Aydin provinces until the 1950s. The town has only been as we know it today since the 1970s, a decade or so before foreign investment transformed the resort into a tourist hotspot. Since then, a population of less than 30,000 has doubled to around 65,000 permanent residents that live within the town today. When including the surrounding smaller towns and villages, the summertime population of Kusadasi can increase to around 500,000 during the peak season. The majority of this population will be tourists, though thousands of temporary workers will live in the town to take advantage of the heightened demand.