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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this interesting town by exploring the beautiful streets of Old Foça. Situated on the outskirts of the town, the resort is just a short journey from the old town allowing guests of Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort the opportunity to explore the town at their own pace. With winding alleyways and traditional market traders selling beautiful, traditional gifts as well as a number of local bars and restaurants, it’s easy to spend an afternoon in Old Foça.
The town of Foça has an interesting past with Persian, Greek, Roman and Turkish empires all controlling the town at different stages of its history. This town’s unique past is reflected in the old town and its architecture with buildings and ruins originating from different stages of the town’s rich history. Throughout the Middle Ages, Foça was a strategically positioned port town for traders of alum. There are still remnants of buildings and streets from this time in Old Foça and close to the water’s edge.
When visiting Old Foça, be sure to head down to the harbour and stroll along the promenade which separates the town from the shoreline. Step back in time as you pass old fortresses, traditional traders and beautiful periodic homes overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the perfect place to do a spot of shopping and pick up a holiday souvenir or present for a loved one at home with merchants selling a selection of beautiful products, from traditional leather bags to silver jewellery and hand crafted ornaments.
After a busy afternoon exploring the town’s historical past, relax and unwind in one of the town’s restaurants and bars. Serving up an array of classic and international delights, this is the perfect place to try some of the region’s delicious dishes like seafood platters, traditional kebabs and barbequed meat specialities.
If history is something that fascinates you then don’t miss the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, located just an hour and 45 minute drive from Phokaia Beach resort.