Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Kuşadası: Waterfront Promenade

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Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. It’s a jumping-off point for visiting nearby Ephesus and is a major cruise ship destination. The best place to run in Kuşadası is along the seafront promenade, which extends along the water and around a couple of marinas, making for a nice 9 km out and back run. The promenade is part dedicated waterfront path and good sidewalk along the road.

Güvercinada Castle: Lutz Langer

Starting near the Lavista Hotel, run on Güvercinada Cd. toward the water, and then take a jaunt out the small island to Güvercinada Castle. Continue following the water, past the port/ship terminal, and continue for another 2 km to Setur Kusadasi Marina, passing the El Heykeli sculpture. There are nice views of the water much of the way. There’s a nice path along the marina. Retrace your steps to the start.

Add-Ons: From our starting point, you can run to the Sevda Tepesi scenic spot, and down to Yılancı Burnu Park, where there’s also a small waterfront path. And 2 km south is a nice 1 km promenade along Ladies Beach (Kadınlar Denizi Plajı).

Note: Beaches fairly narrow and not great for running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentials
  • ~8-9 km (5.0-5.5 miles) out and back
  • Maily flat with two short, steep hills. 62m (204 feet) for one-way, south to north
  • Lavista Hotel

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Essentials
  • ~8-9 km (5.0-5.5 miles) out and back
  • Maily flat with two short, steep hills. 62m (204 feet) for one-way, south to north
  • Lavista Hotel