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Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Location: Europe

A resort town on the Aegean Coast, Kusadasi is world-renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife and enticing array of restaurants, bars and shopping venues.

Visit nearby Dilek National Park, which features a sandy beach with a shallow bay that is a favorite among families. Or make a splash at one of Kusadasi's 3 water parks—featuring some of Europe's largest water-park attractions. You can also experience some of the local traditions like a Turkish bath. And, if you're here in December or January, take in some camel wrestling at the town's annual tournament.

As one of the oldest countries in the world, Turkey boasts a wealth of significant archaeological sites. The port of Kusadasi is a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. This once powerful trading hub and religious center was built by the Ionians in 11th century B.C. Enter through the ancient city's impressive Magnesia Gate and stroll its marbled streets. Explore the restored Library of Celsus and the famed Temple of Hadrian, among other fascinating ruins.

Long on both natural beauty and history, Turkey is sure to be a memorable stop on your Disney Cruise Line vacation.


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