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625 thousand tourists have visited Kushadasi.


The Port Authority of Kushadasi reported that on 10 December this year, the last transatlantic liner in this season will visit Kushadasi.

Recently in Kushadasi sailed tourist liner Galaxy with 1 752 tourists aboard. Part of tourists visited the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary, the rest walked on urban streets and bazaars, looking for interesting souvenirs.

Together with Galaxy total number of tourist liners visiting Kusadasi reached 648, while the total number of tourists who sailed on the ship - 553 thousand 615 people.

On the ferries, runs between the island of Samos and Kusadasi town for 2008 was adopted by 71 385 tourists. On 3 December to the port of Kusadasi berths liner "Splendour Of The Seas", and Dec. 10 is expected to last this season liner "Oriana". Representatives of the port of Kusadasi, it was stated that in 2009 the number of liners visiting the city will increase to 700. The total number of tourists who come on liners increase to 620 thousand of tourists. The total number of tourists who come by ferry will increase to 90 thousand people.

The need for a third port

Chairman of Kusadasi Chamber of Commerce said: "Since 2003, our port is growing by 35% annually. Of course it is beneficial to trade in the city. In order to effectively use the expansion it requires a third port. We hope that the company managing the ports will invest in the construction of a third port. "

News was edited by "VESTA Estate".

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