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.
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.
- ~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