Kusadasi Warnings and Dangers
Kusadasi is known for its beaches, its climate, and its nightlife, but it’s near areas that are associated with unrest. Find out more about how to stay safe by avoiding these warnings and dangers in Kusadasi.
Tourism in Kusadasi
For the most part, there is nothing to suggest that you’re likely to be hurt in this area, as there tends to be good law enforcement and general order here. There are so many tourists in this area that most of the people living in Kusadasi are those who make their living in one form of hospitality or another.
One traveler notes that Benny’s Shop, a store that sells leather goods, runs up their prices in an attempt to catch tourists with too much cash on their hands. Be on the watch for what you buy, as well as the prices. Also, be careful what you’re paying in. Some shop owners may quote you the prices in Turkish lira and then charge you in euros.
If you’re looking to get around, take public transportation instead of hopping on the road. Renting a motorbike may prove hazardous as the rules of the road seem to be more suggestions to many drivers than laws. With the amount of crashes and fatalities in this part of the world, you’re better off not taking a chance.
Attitudes and Advances
One tip comes from a woman who said she felt harassed by the amount of men who tried to speak to her when she was out in public. This may make it difficult to stay away from overly forward or sometimes crude behavior. It’s worth noting though that if you’re firm with them about your interest level, they typically will not challenge it.
When it comes to drinking, you may just want to stick with bottles as opposed to tap. Some people get sick due to water chlorination—which doesn’t exactly make it taste better.
You may be hassled to buy drugs when you’re out on the street. Many of these dealers are trying to catch tourists, so ensure that no one in your party has anything to do with them.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Kusadasi.