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Things to do in and around Foça, Turkey

Diverse by nature, in Turkey there is an abundance of different things to do and see. Whether you are looking to relax on a deserted beach, discover ancient wonders or make the most of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea right on your doorstep with a watersports course, when visiting Mark Warner’s brand new Phokaia Beach Resort, located on a secluded beach on the outskirts of Foça, we make sure that there is something for all tastes so everyone can enjoy the perfect summer holiday in Turkey.

Explore the beautiful scenery

Delve into Turkey’s breath-taking scenery with Mark Warner’s incredible selection of outdoor activities available to all guests at the Phokaia Beach Resort. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, Turkey’s scenery is some of the most spectacular in the whole of the Mediterranean. The resort is situated on the shores of a beautiful bay, perfect for all forms of watersports. Dive into the crystal clear waters and discover the mesmerizing marine life beneath with our PADI certified dive team or get out on the water and explore the resorts surroundings on a sailing or windsurfing course. With perfect conditions for beginners and experienced sailors alike, visitors to Phokaia are spoiled for choice when it comes to watersports.

For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on dry land, the scenery around Foça lends itself to a number of fun outdoor activities. Guests staying at Mark Warner Phokaia Beach Resort have the opportunity to explore this beautiful landscape on one of the free guided tours in the area. Head into the hills and explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the resort on a guided biking tour or relax and appreciate the hotel’s beautiful settings with morning yoga on the beach.

Discover ancient historical ruins

Turkey is a country with an extensive, fascinating history and guests at Phokaia Beach Resort are fortunate enough to have access to some of the county’s most captivating ruins. Located just an hour and 45 minutes’ drive from the resort is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus. The centre of travel and commerce in Roman times, the area is full of historical influences. Not to be missed, the piece de resistance of Ephesus is the Temple of Atremis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Old Foça also has its fair share of historical sites. This bustling area is also the best place to do a little holiday shopping. Here you will find local merchants selling beautiful, traditional gifts including textiles, silver and leather goods as well as wonderful Turkish delicacies.

Stay active or relax at our superb onsite facilities

At Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort we aim to cater for all. For those who like to stay active while on holiday, the resort has a state-of-the-art fitness suite with an array of sporting equipment to use. The gym also offers a selection of fitness classes for guests which are led by a team of professional trainers. The hotel also has four flood-lit, hard surface tennis courts for those looking for a game or two. The courts are operated by experienced coaches who are always on hand to offer you tips on how to improve your game.

At the centre of the resort is the hotel’s large swimming pool. It’s easy to spend an afternoon here relaxing on one of the many loungers, which surround the pool, while the kids splash around in the water. For those who go on holiday to relax and unwind, Phokaia has its very own spa facility complete with five treatment rooms, a Turkish bath and indoor pool. Get a taste of Turkish culture with the traditional hammam treatment or truly unwind with a luxury massage.


Guests at Phokaia have plenty of choice when it comes to nightlife. Start your evening in style with an early-evening aperitif at the bar before heading to our beachfront restaurant to enjoy an exquisite meal, freshly prepared by our superb chefs daily, while watching the sun go down across the bay. The hotel prepares meals five nights of the week, giving guests the opportunity to discover the local restaurants in Foça which serve up an array of traditional and international delights.






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