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Kusadasi

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The name Kuşadası comes from the Turkish words kuş (bird) and ada (island), as the island has the shape of a bird’s head (when seen from the sea).[3] It was known as Ephesus Neopolis (Greek: Ἔφεσος Νεόπολις) during the Byzantine era, and later as Scala Nova or Scala Nuova under the Genoese and Venetians. Kuş Adası was adopted in its place at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the citizens of Kuşadası often shorten the town’s name to Ada.