Vacation to Foça, Izmir Best Destinations
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Foça, which is known as Phokaia in ancient times, is one of the cutest districts of the Izmir. It is located in the 69 kilometer north of Izmir. Besides, the town is separated into two municipalities. These are Eski Foça and Yeni Foça, which literally mean Old Foça and New Foça respectively. The district was named after Mediterranean seals that are about to get extinct.
You might catch the opportunity to see those seals around Siren reefs if you take a daily trip of Foça by boat. Boat trips are also the best way for getting to know the beauties of the district because they are mostly hidden in coves and bays. In line with this fact, Foça is an environmental protection area to preserve its unique must-see beauties and endangered species like Mediterranean Seal.
What actually makes Foça special for travelers is that it has very warm habitants. If you get bored with the chaos of Bodrum or Çeşme, Foça would be your place to spend a week or two in the summer. Since the district has magnificent weather, you will be able to wonder around or swim everyday. It just gets a bit windy at nights but it will not matter at all if you want to spend the night at clubs. Someone might also be interested in taking a walk along the coastline under the moonlight.
Foça also has some historical buildings such as Athena Temple, Cybele Temple, and Ancient Theatre, which is the oldest theatre of Anatolia, Archaic Wall and Herodotus Wall, Five Doors etc. As you can acknowledge, Foça is a district that reflects the beauty of ancient times.
Other than the features cited above, Foça is a town that holds Blue Flag, which is considered to be an indication of degree of cleanness of the sea. There are two gulfs in Foça that are called Büyükdeniz and Küçükdeniz, which mean great sea and small sea respectively.
Also, there are numerous transportation links to get to Foça. After you reach İzmir either by plane, by bus or by ferry, you can get on a bus from bus station and it will take two hours to arrive Foça. Besides, ferry services between Foça and Mytilini are conducted twice a day and a marine with a capacity of 300 yachts is in use by both domestic and international tourists.
In addition to its inherent features, municipality convenes an international olive festival in which famous singers take place and entertain Foça habitants and tourists.
All in all, Foça is less known that other holiday resorts such as Bodrum, Çeşme, Alanya but one can find unknown unique beauties that never exist in those regions in this small district.