The city of Aydın is situated 65 km east of Kuşadası and is surrounded by the Samsun Mountain. The city has a rich cultural history. The local museum displays artifacts from the different periods of ancient history. There are many ruins and historical sites around the city which bear witness to its history.
Aydın is famous for its high quality figs, mineral springs, spas, its folklore and legends. "Zeybek" is the most well known and traditional folklore dance of the city. The one player of Zeybek is called Efe, the man of courage.