The Turkish Holiday Resort of Kusadasi on the Aegean coast is a diverse and fascinating destination for both Turkish nationals and the visitors from abroad that flock there. The mix of beaches, ancient Ottoman architecture, bazaars, traditional culture and British and American influences combine to produce a unique atmosphere. Night-life reaches a peak when the regular cruise ships dock for the night, and passengers join the tourists already in the city for a fun time. Kusadasi has a residential population of 64,359 rising to over half a million during the summer when the large resort fills with tourists (from Turkey itself, northern Europe and the Balkans). In addition to the visitors from overseas there is a substantial community of foreigners resident in the area. To the South of Kusadasi, on the way to Milli Park, one will find a sandy beach of approximately 30km split up as the Long Beach, Gold Beach, Silver Beach, Paradise Beach, Love Beach and at last the beaches of Milli Park. To reach these beach, use the Sahil Siteleri of Milli Park dolmus. Further you will find in and around Kusadasi different Aquaparks (open May-September) who arrange for lots of water, fun and sun and also organize free shuttle from city center. The primary appeal to Turkey's Kusadasi is, of course, its proximity to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean, and a visit here is worth the price of your cruise fare! And while it, for sure, is the main destination on every ship's menu of shore excursions, a visit to Kusadasi, a tourist town whose growth is due to the archeological site, also offers a perfectly pleasant opportunity to kick back and sip Turkish wine at a seafront cafe, dine on just-caught fish at local restaurants and, yes, shop for Turkish rugs.