Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

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Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »


Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »


Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »


Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »


Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »


Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »


Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »


Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »


Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »


Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »


Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »





Foça: One of the most beautiful spots of the Aegean region, Foça is a lovely vacation paradise that enchants everyone with its scenic beauty and clear sea.

One of the cities of the Ionian League of the ancient times, Foça was formerly known as Phocaea named after the seals inhabiting the area.    

north of Izmir province, this charming resort is divided into two districts namely, Eski Foça (Old Foça) and Yeni Foça (New Foca). A typical seaside resort, Foça will capture you with its natural wonders.

Mentioned in many legends Foca has maintained its significance up to the present. Indeed, the area offers a dreamlike view with its long coastline adorned with numerous bays.

Ready to cater its guests any season of the year, the town has made a name not only for its natural wonders but also for its historical heritage.




There are many places to explore and sightsee in Foça which is one of the most natural and protected districts of Izmir province.
Foça welcomes its visitors with a variety of tourist attractions ranging from historic structures to small islands, breathtaking coasts and delicious flavors.
The coastal areas of Foça are among the three shores around the globe which harbor the Mediterranean monk seals. Approaching the habitat of the monk seals has been restricted as a means to ensure the protection of the species.
The site of various settlements since the ancient times, Foca is surrounded with numerous structures and artifacts belonging to different periods. The Siren Rocks which appear in many legends and harbor the monk seals and the Stone House in addition to the Temple of Athena, Persian Tomb Monument, Open- Air Temple of Cybele and Seytan Hamamı (Devil’s Bath) and bear the traces of a centuries-long history.
Used as open air theater nowadays, the Beşkapılar Castle and Dış Castle were functional as strongholds in the ancient times. The Fatih, Kayalar, Hafiz Süleyman Ağa mosques are further historical sites worth sightseeing.
Eski Foça is well known for keeping the spirit of the past alive and conserving its authentic and historical houses. Surrounded with stone houses, small venues and a shopping district, Eski Foça is among the places you should definitely visit.
You can enjoy the sandy beaches, the sun and the clear blue sea of the coves and islands located on the coastal road from Eski Foça to Yeni Foça.
As a coastal town where fishery is the primary occupation, Foça offers the most delicate dishes of the Aegean cuisine. Foça, with its delicious cuisine and many attractions to see is waiting for you to visit!




One of the conserved areas of the Aegean region, Foca is frequented by visitors not only for its scenic beauty but also for its festivals.
Organized in September every year, the program of the International Foca Culture, Art and Fishing Festival includes a variety of entertaining concerts, performances and activities.
Do not leave the area before visiting the local Sunday market where only fresh and entirely organic agricultural products are sold by local growers in support of the international slow food movement.
The Traditional Tarhana Festival, showcasing the organic agro products of the region is held at Yeryüzü Pazarı (Earth market square) in August every year and becomes the site of unforgettable memories and festivities.
Wouldn’t you like to explore Foça where you can collect unforgettable memories?

How can I get there?

Located north of Izmir province, Foca offers quite convenient and enjoyable transportation alternatives.
The most convenient route is to take a flight to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. The shuttles or public transit vehicles stationed outside of the terminal gates will take you to Foça in a short time.  Alternatively, you can reach the region by private car. The journey to Foça is enjoyable as it offers many scenic views.
Another alternative would be to get to the region by taking one of the intercity buses leaving from any city in Turkey to Izmir province.  You can continue your journey by taking one of the shuttle services leaving to Foça from the Izmir bus terminal.
Foca is the ideal address for tourists who wish to vacation in the heart of nature!