Local food and drink
There are a few lovely eateries in the area immediately surrounding the resort, but for a greater choice, and a lively atmosphere, head to Foça. In the evenings, we run a boat from the resort that takes you directly into the village harbour.
The food in Foça says a lot about the town itself. Many restaurants serve the best of traditional Turkish cuisine, reflecting the town’s loyalty to its values and culture. Living up to its coastal location, the seafood in the village is exceptional. Some of the best seafood restaurants are right on the coast, so you can enjoy ocean views as you dine. Look out for fish with yoghurt, plus a savoury pastry called an Albanian borek, which are both local specialities.
There are also plenty of options if you’re in the mood for international favourites—or have a few fussy eaters within your ranks. Many places offer local takes on global classics, and there are also a number of pizzerias across the town. For lighter refreshments, Foça has a great selection of ice cream parlours, plus cafés serving teas, coffees and small snacks.
Finally, foodies—listen up! Every Tuesday, there’s a local market supporting the international slow food movement. The Foça Earth Market was started to help promote the area’s endemic herbs and medicinal plants. Come discover local growers’ fresh and entirely organic agricultural products, from fresh fruits and vegetables to preserves, fresh herbs, cheeses and yoghurt. And if you’re visiting during August, make sure you stop by the Tarhana Festival taking place in the market square. The traditional food festival showcases organic, locally made products and is a wonderful way to learn more about traditional Turkish cuisine.