One of Turkey’s largest beach resorts, Kusadasi is big on attractions. Think sandy beaches, lively bazaars and enough entertainments to keep visitors busy for weeks. And this day trip lets you check out this bustling cruise port. After driving from Altinkum, you’ll have five hours to explore independently. Shoppers should hit the Grand Bazaar – it’s stuffed with over 1,000 leather, carpet and gold shops. For something more relaxing, stroll along the waterfront, calling at the pavement cafes and watching the cruise ships. Or catch a dolmus to Ladies Beach. Kusadasi’s favourite sunspot, this long sweep of sands offers up sunloungers and watersports. Or take a look round Pigeon Island. Connected to the seafront by a causeway, this little gem is topped by a 16th century fortress and commands sweeping views back over the town.