We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: | Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 363 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
A good Monument to Turkey.

I went on a day trip to Kusadasi as I was staying nearby and was pleasantly surprised by the castle in Kusadasi, it was well kept and represented the area and it's culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
kenmontague_11
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 183: English reviews
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
149 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk from Kusadasi, "Bird Island," along the promenade to Pigeon Island's 13th Century Byzantine castle/fortress. This fortress protected against pirates, later Venetians and Genoese. Enjoy the gardens. Return along the promenade, passing Kusadasi Bulent Ecevit Parki, then on to restaurant row. Toros is the oldest, 1894, restaurant. You pick your fish or bring it from the fish market, Balik Hali,... More 

Helpful?
Thank berend
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a day trip to Kusadasi as I was staying nearby and was pleasantly surprised by the castle in Kusadasi, it was well kept and represented the area and it's culture.

Helpful?
Thank kenmontague_11
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely spot to wal to from the town or local hotels. Tastefully restored quite recently with a lovely garden towander around. Greta views of tent won and coastline, including the port and cruise ships if in to visit. Definitely worth a visit. Free ad WC adjacent.

Helpful?
Thank dandoknight
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ten to fifteen minutes walk from the centre of Kusadsi town this castle on Pigeon Island is well worth a visit. It can also be accessed by the number 5 local buses. Inside the castle walls there is information about local flora and fauna. We visited on a windy day but once inside the walls on the leeward side it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve B
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small castle and garden area in Kusedasi. Very well kept gardens and a pleasant half day spent in the sun, watching locals enjoying themselves fishing, walking, or enjoying a glass of local wine.

Helpful?
1 Thank canisasper
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit, amazing views from inside the castle, and nice signage explaining various factors. I booked a taxi to Serince and Ephesus 200TL (£54) from Kale Taxi on the path to the castle, a good service with a nice driver (Hasan).

Helpful?
Thank TheLondonNomad
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pigeon island is worth a visit. The views at sundown are magnificent. There is a lot to see and it's a great stroll at early evening to see th sun go down and maybe a 5 lira boat ride to see sun set. That's peanuts for the spectacle.

Helpful?
Thank THEDOKEN
Batley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a well kept site with lovely views of the area. Surprisingly there was no entry charge. There are quite a lot of steps but we managed ok. A very peaceful place.

Helpful?
Thank John W
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It`s like a garden wit many little bird houses. Great view from the island which is the symbol of Kusadasi.

Helpful?
Thank bobbyi33
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Bird island is the symbol and meaning of Kuşadasi, now known as Pigeon Island, this little island is linked to the mainland by causeway. There are interesting photographs of the building of the causeway in the 1960's and the old city set all along its length. The Ottoman fortress, which has recently re-opened, is very well restored and the 13th-century... More 

Helpful?
Thank scousemouse

Travellers who viewed Kusadasi Castle also viewed

Kusadasi, Aydin Province
Kusadasi, Aydin Province
 
Kusadasi, Aydin Province
Kusadasi, Aydin Province
 

Been to Kusadasi Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kusadasi Castle and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Kusadasi Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?