Ege Ports developed a new port terminal facility in 2004. The facility is designed in a contemporary style using traditional regional and local building materials to add a sense of authenticity.
According to the UMA, in 2011 Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the busiest cruise port in Turkey in terms of vessels received and passenger arrivals. In addition, according to G.P. Wild International, Ege Ports was the 16th most visited port of call in the Mediterranean with a total of more than 648,000 cruise passengers and 62,000 ferry passengers in 2011. Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası’s popularity is largely due its close proximity to important world archaeological and historical sites. These include the ancient city of Ephesus, which is a major tourist attraction and archaeological site that is still undergoing excavations, and the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ege Ports, with its two finger piers, can berth up to four large vessels or up to four small vessels and two large vessels. Additionally, there are two roll-on/roll-off ramps and a quay to service ferry traffic. The terminal building houses a duty-free shopping area, first-aid facilities, a passenger and crew center (with Internet and international call access) and offices for ship and cruise operators and tour agencies.
Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the first port in Turkey to be ISPS compliant and to receive ISPS certification in 2004.
A moment walk away from the ships, a new shopping concept has been created, namely, the Scala
Nuova Shopping Centre; for the pleasure and convenience of the cruise passengers, crew and the locals of the Aegean region.
IMO Port ID No: TRKUS-24455
LOCATION: 37º 51’ 48” N, 27º 15’ 18” E
Quays: 2 (1297m in total)
Passenger terminals: 1
Duty Free shops: Yes
Duration of clearance: 15 min
ATM at terminal: Yes
Taxi rank: Yes
Maximum draft: 19m
Min/Max stay: None
Compulsory pilotage: Yes
Tug boats: Yes
Waste reception: Yes
Bus park: Yes (up to 100)
Public Telephones: Yes
Postal Service at terminal: Yes
Fresh water supply: Yes ( 100 tonnes/hr)