We are calling at Kusadasi in September and have been looking at the various excursions on offer through our cruise operators. Not that interested in Ephesus - once you've seen one old ruin, you've seen them all!
Friends of ours who stayed in Kusadasi several years ago tell us it is quite lively so we're not sure what to expect. We've been to Turkey numerous times and normally stay in Kalkan on the Med coast, but have been to Istanbul and a few other coastal resorts. Didn't like Marmaris at all - we took the bus there from Turunc once and almost turned straight round and came back.
We'll probably go ashore and have a wander around but is there anything interesting nearby apart from Ephesus? We're not beach people so that's out. Do you get pestered a lot by restaurant owners etc? That would put us off - we always say if our first visit to Turkey had been to Marmaris we would never have gone back! Are there any smaller resorts nearby that we could get to by bus or taxi?