Surrounded by cherry and almond orchards, vineyards and olive groves, Kirazli sits in a valley at the base of the pine clad mountains of the National Park.
Kirazli was once a Greek and Turkish village and now streets originally built to allow two camels to pass, lead to a Mosque. Even today, one can see elderly men riding donkeys that bring wood for each family from the forests. The year still revolves around the harvest culminating in June with the cherry festival.
The bustling centre of Kusadasi is on the coast, about 15 minutes away and provides all the amenities of a modern tourist centre.
To the south is the large National Park with pristine beaches and in this unspoilt paradise are many species of birds and even wild boar and leopard. Inland, the beautiful Meander Valley extends towards the travetine deposits of Pammukkalle.