Kusadasi is a seaside resort on the North Aegean, a great base for excursions to the ancient cities of Ephesus, Priene, Dydima and Pamukkale. Ephesus is the most well-preserved classical Greco-Roman city on the Mediterranean, and is perhaps the best place in the world to imagine how life went-on during Roman times. As a strategic coastal gateway to the Eastern World, this Ionian refuge grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire.