Activity holidays in Turkey

Phokaia Beach Resort


Active Holidays at Phokaia Beach Resort

Guests can enjoy first-class activity facilities at Phokiaia Beach Resort. 

All abilities can get involved at the waterfront. For beginners the conditions are perfect for sailing and windsurfing close to shore. If you would like to be on the water in a more relaxed setting, take out a stand-up paddle board or kayak. With an excellent range of equipment and instructors on hand you won’t want to leave the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.

With 4 flood-lit tennis courts and a superb team of coaches, Phokaia is a great choice for tennis enthusiasts. 

Join a free cycling tour of the area and take in the views with one of our experienced guides, or get involved with the comprehensive fitness programme, from aqua fit and circuits to morning and sunset stretches. Or relax and unwind at our spa.


We will be hosting a second Sailing Regatta Week on 1st October, at no extra charge at our Phokaia Beach Resort.. This course is for anyone interested in dinghy racing, and is aimed at all levels of competence. View all of our activity holiday weeks.

You can reserve the Sailing Regatta Week online when you book your holiday on this website or through our travel specialists at 0207 361 8880. 



We are fortunate to have a resort in such a unique location, and when you try sailing with us, you’ll soon see what makes it so magical. For anyone completely new to sailing, you’ll have lucked into learning the sport in a great location.

Facing west towards the Mediterranean, Phokaia is a sailor’s paradise. Wind conditions are what you’d expect (mild in the morning, fun in the afternoon), and with the natural shelter provided from a large cove around us, it has just the right kind of breeze to make sailing a doddle.

Winds can get up around a five on the Beaufort scale later in the day, and that’s when confident sailors would be best to head out and see if they can pick up speed.

For guests trying sailing for the first time we have some fantastic free lessons you can take advantage of as a Mark Warner holiday-maker.

Our Sailing Regatta Weeks will take place this summer at our Phokaia Beach Resort on the weeks of the 18th June and 1st October. The dinghy racing week involves dinghy and multihull racing, coupled with race tuition, clinics and feedback sessions to improve your performance.  There is no charge to join our Sailing Regatta Weeks.

RYA sailing courses are some of the best in the world and we’re delighted to offer them for guests at Phokaia Beach Resort. Whether it’s your first time getting in a sailboat, or you’ve had plenty of experience commanding a sail, there’s a course that will take you to that next level. We also offer youth RYA courses specifically for our younger sailors.  

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Phokaia Beach Resort's location has great Mediterranean conditions- the gentle cross-shore breeze in the morning is perfect for beginners, which increases to steady cross-shore in the afternoon. 

Our local and UK instructors offer windsurfing courses including introductory, improver clinics, youth courses and private lessons.

We have a wide range of sails to satisfy the demands of all levels of windsurfer. For those starting out, we have a wide selection of stable beginner and improver boards. 

We offer a large range of equipment for guest use, including Starboard and RRD boards. 

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

SUP Boarding is a great way for new and experienced watersports enthusiasts to get out on the water with little to no experience. The skills needed to stand up paddleboard can be learned quickly it's such a fun, easy way to play on the water and enjoy the views as you work out.

Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout. It can burn up to 700 calories an hour and is a great all-round workout that helps to improve balance and allows you to gain core strength. Besides standing, you can sit, kneel or lay on a paddleboard. The movement of your body with the paddle strengthens the upper body region.

Sunset and Sunrise SUP are great sessions - along the coast or sailing area they are a refreshing and invigorating way to start or end the day. Sunset SUP is offered on selected evenings during your stay, and includes an evening workout on the flat, tranquil sea as the sun goes down. These 45 minute sessions are available for a nominal fee locally as they operate outside waterfront hours. 

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Kayaking in Phokaia Beach is a great way to explore the local coastline and is perfect for those who want to get on the water, but might not be keen to sail and windsurf. Our kayaks come with double-ended paddles and are great for calm paddling in the early mornings to powering through the waves when the wind picks up.

All of our beach resorts have kayaks available to take out free of charge. Our fully qualified instructors will help you carry your kayak to the water and even offer you a few tips and pointers if needed. There is no time limit and you can spend as long as you wish out on the water when the waterfront is open. 

Children booked into our childcare including Mini, Junior, Kidz and Indy Clubs have kayaking sessions included in their programme. A great way to have fun out on the water with their new friends.

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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding

Waterskiing and wakeboarding are offered on a ‘pay as you go’ basis at Phokaia Beach Resort. Adults and children 6 years and over can participate, we offer a free dry land lesson to everyone keen to participate in this sport. 

Lessons are on offer from complete beginner to improver levels.

Bookings are made in resort and are charged in Turkish lira.

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Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort is the perfect destination for your next tennis holiday in Turkey. Our state of the art tennis facility has four floodlit tennis courts set up in 2 groups end to end. Our team of professional LTA accredited coaches are also on hand to put you through your paces, whatever your standard.

On the first day of your holiday come along to our "Festival of Tennis" and chat to our coaches about your game. There will always be a court available for social play, with organised Social sessions each evening, and you can borrow tennis racquets and balls supplied by our specialist partner HEAD. For those that want to take things a little more seriously we offer a range of courses for both adults and children.

As well as our professional coaching programme and classes, we also have fun tennis activities to get involved in for those who want to play in a relaxed and social environment. We offer social tennis, where you can practice with other guests at the same level as you and enjoy the company of old and new friends.

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New for 2023

New to Phokaia in 2023 were 3 new pickleball courts that have proved to be a popular addition.

Pickleball is a fast-paced, paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played on a small court with a low net, making it accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. The game involves using a solid paddle to hit a perforated plastic ball over the net. Pickleball can be played in singles or doubles, and Its popularity has been rapidly growing worldwide due to its easy-to-learn nature and the opportunity for competitive play. Whether you're a seasoned baller or a beginner, pickleball offers a thrilling and inclusive experience for all. 


The town of Foça and its beautiful surroundings offer a balanced variety of cycling among other things to do, for avid racers and first timers alike. Whether you see yourself pedalling along the colourful, boat-lined sea front avenue and taking in the serene fishing village feel, or climbing through rocky mountain passes with a stunning backdrop, Phokaia Beach has you covered. 

Whether you want to explore under your own steam and hire a mountain bike for a romantic spin or hike along the coast, or take a road cycling  tour with our cycling guides, both options are free of charge. 

If you opt for the latter, our keen guides offer a variety of mountain and road bike tours from easy-going spins taking in the nearby coffee shops to the grand tour, which will take you up the best climbs in town. Our guides will be able to offer you advice and coaching so you can improve your technique, whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and climate.

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Scuba Diving

With a backdrop of rolling green hills and spectacular sunsets, our Phokaia Beach Resort is an idyllic setting for a diving holiday. The Aegean Sea is known for having warmer waters, and the local area has lots of small bays and shallow areas rich with vibrant marine life.

Our PADI dive courses on offer range from introductory lessons to advanced courses on open water diving. 

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Health and Fitness

Enjoy a comprehensive programme of fitness and aerobics classes in our stunning Phokaia Beach Resort with excellent sporting facilities, including a new gym and spa studio. 

Guests can take part in classes ranging from HIIT, circuits, morning and sundown stretch to social tennis and football.

The upgraded fitness pavilion now features aerial yoga hammocks which provide you with support through your yoga flow, while also improving flexibility and range of motion. The benefits of using aerial hammocks allows you to ease the pressure off certain areas of the body, such as the head and shoulders, which allows you to reach those more challenging poses!

Example fitness schedule
07.30 Beach Run 40 mins Waterfront
09.15 Circuits 30 mins Fitness Pavilion
10.00 Body Tone 45 mins Fitness Pavilion
11.30 Aqua Fit 30 mins Family Pool
15.00 Water Polo 45 mins Family Pool
16.00 Box Fit 30 mins Fitness Pavilion
17.00 Sunset Stretch 30 mins Fitness Pavilion
17.45 Beach Volleyball 45 mins Beach

Running and walking

Guided runs from 1-5km and local walks leave resort most days.

Beach tennis

Come and try tennis with sand between your toes down on the beach.

Beach volleyball

The perfect end to an active day.

Swimming Pools

Phokaia Beach Resort is blessed not only with its own private beach, but also three swimming pools where guests can relax, cool off or enjoy some family time.

The two outdoor pools sit on the impressive terrace below the main hotel. Sun loungers, parasols and indulgent cabanas wrap around the terrace, never far from the Terrace bar and some cooling refreshment.

The indoor pool is a grown up affair, tucked away in the spa, flanked by loungers, this is a space designed for a quiet dip. 

Family pool

The huge main pool is cleverly designed to enable swimmers to make the most of quiet times to catch up on their lengths whilst still having corners where you can cool down and relax. 

During the day, our fitness team will use the main pool for occasional aquafit classes and waterpolo games and of course in the school holidays the kids clubs will be spending plenty of time in the pool enjoying a range of fun water activities. 

Two toddler pools

On the same terrace as the Family Pool, the shallow toddler pool is a shaded oasis for our youngest guests to build up their water confidence. There is also a second pool for splashing around with Mum and Dad next to the childcare castle and Tiki bar. 

Indoor pool

Sheltered from the sun the attractive indoor pool is the perfect spot to revive after a busy day out on the water, the bikes or the massage table.  


Phokaia Beach Resort boasts the best spa facility in the Mark Warner portfolio. 

With five treatment rooms, a sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool and newly fitted gym, Phokaia has every opportunity to seriously pamper yourself or keep up your home fitness routine on holiday. For the ultimate indulgence, relax in a private treatment room equipped with its own jacuzzi and hammam.

The Turkish spa team offer a wonderful range of treatments, bookable when you arrive in resort. 

Whether you are looking for a massage, a facial or any one of a broad range of beauty therapies and treatments, you’ll be in the best of hands.  

Two Turkish Hammams

Is there a more authentic way to unwind in Turkey than a traditional Hammam?

New treatment rooms

All the spa's treatment rooms have been upgraded ready for this summer.

New gym

Kitted out this winter, no excuse for missing leg day. Personal training available, payable locally.