Kirazli Village is 14 km to Kusadasi city center. The name Kirazli (village with cherry) comes from the cherry trees in the village. It is a traditional village where you can experience the local village life.
Hidden from the crowds behind olive groves, cherry blossoms and vineyards; Kirazli village is one of the few non-touristy places left that offers accommodation around Ephesus. There are approximately 350 families living in the village, earning their lives from farming and animal breeding. Being the first example at the country, the organic farming is supported by the government. The main products of the village are cherry, olive, fig, grape and walnut. Except tropical fruits, every single type of fruit is grown around the village. On Sundays, Kirazli hosts Turkey's first certified organic product market. An- every year-increasing number of village restaurants are invaded by locals on weekends for their special family type breakfasts and traditional regional dishes. Although it is surrounded by all the touristy attractions , there are still non touristy shops in Kirazli village. However, a couple of boutique hotels are busy all year round. There are one mosque, one primary school, one health clinic, a butcher, a bakery, and three mini markets at the village. Public minibuses run every half an hour between Kusadasi and Kirazli at day time.