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Exploring the Past: A Journey to Kusadasi for Genealogical Research

Kusadasi, a popular resort town located on the Aegean coast, has a long and storied history dating back to ancient times. The city’s strategic location along the trade routes between the Aegean and the Mediterranean has made it an important cultural and commercial center for centuries, with a rich and diverse history that spans across many different civilizations.

For those interested in genealogy, Kusadasi offers a wealth of resources and historical records that can help trace family histories back through the ages. From archives and libraries to local historians and genealogy experts, there are many avenues for researching family histories in Kusadasi.

Possible Research Locations

  1. Kusadasi Museum – This local museum is home to a collection of artifacts and historical documents from the region, including Ottoman documents, archives, and genealogical records.
  2. Kusadasi Library – The library in Kusadasi is a great resource for those researching their family history. The library’s collection includes a wide range of books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as genealogy databases and online resources.
  3. Kusadasi Municipal Archives – The Municipal Archives in Kusadasi hold a wealth of historical documents and records related to the city’s history, including family genealogy records, census data, and land registry documents.
  4. Izmir State Archives – The Izmir State Archives, located in the nearby city of Izmir, are a great resource for those researching their family history in Kusadasi. The archives hold a vast collection of Ottoman documents, including land registry records, family genealogy documents, and more.

Historical Places to See in Kusadasi

  • Ephesus
  • Kusadasi Castle
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Didyma
  • Cave of the Seven Sleepers

Get To Know Kusadasi

Full Day Private Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
Full Day $295.00/person

Strolling on the streets of one of the most important Roman cities and visiting the important sites for Christianity and world history. St. John the Apostle, a disciple of Christ, and St. Paul were there. Follow their footsteps and see the biggest gladiator arena of Asia Minor.

Stops At: 
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye
Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye
The Basilica of St. John, which was donated by Justinianus, who financed Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary’s House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye

Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION
4-6 Hours $54.00/person

NO HIDDEN COSTS : Entrances fees are INCLUDED. Option with Terrace houses. Enjoy this 4 to 6 hour ( Without Terrace House Option is around 4 hours and with Terrace Houses option is around 5 to 6 hours ) excursion starting at Kusadasi, and taking you to Ephesus where you can trace Alexander the Great, Caesar or Cicero. Visit the recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included in options with Terrace Houses ) and admire the frescos as well as the The House of Virgin Mary and temple of Artemis. Once back in Kusadasi, you can enjoy some shopping. Entrance fees, Professional Licenced Tour guide, A/C transportation are included
* Small group ensures personal service
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Small-group tour by minibus
* Option with Private Tour for your family

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