Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 kilometers or 59 miles to the south of the region's largest metropolitan center of İzmir and 71 kilometers or 44 miles from the provincial seat of Aydın located inland. Its primary industry is tourism. The neighbours of Kuşadası are the Germencik district in the northeast, Söke in the southeast, the Aegean Sea on the west and Selçuk district in the north. Kuşadası has a residential population of over 50,000 that rises to over half a million during the summer when the large resort fills with tourists from Turkey, northern Europe and the Balkans. This includes the hotel staff, bar staff, construction workers, and drivers who are needed to work in the hotels and restaurants servicing these visitors. In addition to foreign visitors there is a substantial community of foreigners resident in the area. In old houses near the seafront converted to bars and cafes are the remnants of old Kuşadası which now has become a modern European looking town. The hills behind Kuşadası are built up with big hotels and blocks of holiday villas. The building boom since the late 1980s has continued to stretch Kuşadası to a great, and essentially, not so great extent. Transportation around the town is by minibus - Turkish: dolmuş. There are bus and taxi services to the nearest airports in İzmir and Bodrum. Day trips are available by boat from Kuşadası and Güzelçamlı and the city is a port of call for cruise ships. The port is linked by a six-lane highway to İzmirs Adnan Menderes Airport and there are daily ferry services to the nearby Greek island of Samos. Kuşadası's bus station - Turkish: outogar acts as a transportation hub where buses connect to almost anywhere in the country.