Foca is a postcard-perfect beach resort set on the sparkling Aegean Sea and fringed by a string of beautifully preserved Ottoman-Greek houses overlooking the harbour. Spend your time beach hopping along the coast, exploring ancient ruins and strolling along the breezy waterfront esplanade.
Things to do in Foça
With golden sand and aquamarine water, beaches are Foca's biggest draw. Yeni Foca Public Beach is a firm favourite, ideal for relaxing under a thatched umbrella, cooling off in the Aegean Sea or snorkelling and paddleboarding.
Scenic cruises are a fantastic way to enjoy Turkey's Aegean coastline. Keep an eye out for Mediterranean seals splashing in the water. Explore hidden beaches and bays and admire uninterrupted views of Dis Kale, a 17th-century fort guarding the town's harbour. You can also stroll around the ruins of Beskapilar, a Byzantine fortress built in the 1500s.
Foca boasts fiery sunsets best viewed from one of the waterfront cafes, such as Kavala Cafe, housed in a beautifully restored stone building. Sit down for a meal at Letafet, an atmospheric wine tavern, or order dessert from Nazmi Usta, Foca's signature ice-cream parlour.
As you approach Foca you'll notice a handful of historic windmills perched on Degirmen Hill. A scenic trail winds up to the windmills and rewards hikers with sweeping views over Foca and the Aegean Sea.
Getting around Foça
Foca is easy to get around on foot or by riding a bicycle, with the walk to the beach taking minutes. The resort is around 70 kilometres north-west of Izmir, with local buses making the trip in around 1.5 hours.