Focus on Kusadasi Property

Published: 19th August 2011
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Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast with a rich and ancient history. It is believed that the earliest settlements in the world began here around 3000 BC just outside Pilav Mountain. Since the climate was mild, these first settlers were able to grow products essential for their life like olives, grapes, and figs from which they made sweets and wine.

By the 10th century BC many more sites known as the Ionian League had been established in this area of Turkey. The meeting place of the League was founded around Kusadasi. Kusadasi was invaded by the Persians in 546 BC and by 200 BC the city was under control of the Roman Empire. A port was established near Kusadasi called Scala Nuova, allowing the area to become an important trade center. By the time the 15th century came along, Italian sailors and traders had formed consulates.

At the time that Kusadasi came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire in 1413, it was well established as a center of trade. The Ottomans built a number of wonderful new structures, the principal of which is Okuz Mehmet Pasa Caravanserai, a fortress of gates and walls surrounding many mosques.

Today, Kusadasi is one of the best know holiday resort town in turkey, making Kusadasi property a valuable commodity. The city is on Turkey’s west coast and is one of the most beautiful cities on the Aegean Sea. Its close proximity to some important sites of historical significance make Kusadasi property even more desirable. Some of these historical sites in Kusadasi include:

• Ephesus – This site was originally colonized by people from Athens and was considered "the first and greatest metropolis of Asia" by the Romans. The Temple of Artemis, dedicated to Diana, the goddess of the hunt, was located here. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are numerous tours from Kusadasi to Ephesus each day.

• Commercial Agora – Located by the harbor, this market was once the city’s main commercial center. This square market area was built up during the Hellenistic era and all four sides were lined with arched shops.

• Ephesus Theater – Also built during the Hellenistic period, this enormous theater accommodated 25,000 people. It was renovated during the time of Roman rule and used for not only theatrical events but for the fighting of the gladiators as well. Even today concerts are held in the Ephesus Theater.

• Shrine of the Virgin Mary – Nine miles from Ephesus is this beautiful Roman architectural house where Mary might have spent her last days on earth. It is thought that she came here with St. John while he spread Christianity throughout the area.

With its beautiful coast, allure as a superb holiday destination, and the historic sites found in this city, Kusadasi property is sure to be smart investment.

Supplied by Kusadasi Real Estate Specialist

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