A 20 km enjoying road journey, experiencing varied tones of green on the valleys and
spectacular view of Kusadasi gulf from the high mountains, reaches to Soke. The city is
reputed for its immense agricultural lands. Cotton, grains and olive are the most produced
crops on the fertile areas of Soke. The city is also a crossroad to the touristic and
historical places such as Bodrum, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Didyma, Miletos and
Inhabited by many nations during
the date, Soke mostly has the traces of Ottoman era. The two most important Ottoman mosques
in the city are the attractive 19th century "Koca Mosque", remarkable for its
baroque style, and "Haci Ziya Bey Mosque". The walls of square plan constructed
"Koca Mosque" are formed from pieced stone and brick. Flower designed altar and
pulpit reveal much of the Ottoman aesthetic. "Haci Ziya Bey Mosque" exemplifies
characteristics of 19th century Ottoman architectural style both interiorly and
exteriorly. The square planned main part is covered by a leaden dome.
place of the mosque consists of three different sections.
The town's lively open air
market, with a great variety of textile and fresh fruit&vegetable from the fertile
lands of Soke, is becoming very busy and is visited by the exploring tourists during the
summer time, on every Wednesday.
to Go?... Soke is 20 km south-east of Kusadasi and can be
reached by Kusadasi-Soke minibuses from the minibus station inside the
town or from the central bus station in every 30 minutes or more frequently during the