Foca Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 76 photos


Eski Foca (Old Foca) is synonymous with Mediterranean monk seals, turquoise bays and old stone houses. Since ancient times, Mediterranean monk seals have made Foca their home. Indeed, the name Foca is derived from the ancient Phokaia, which means "town of seals".

Typically AEGEAN

Appropriately enough, a statue of a seal in the town square is one of the first sights to greet you as you enter Eski Foca. Foca's quiet coves also attract their fair share of tourists. Before you set off to explore the town, pick up a few brochures from the tourist information office. From there, wander through the cobblestone streets of the market towards Kucukdeniz. With its ancient stone houses, fish restaurants and colourful fishermen's boats bobbing in the harbour, Kucukdeniz is the heart of Eski Foca. Take a moment to notice the interesting knockers on the doors to the stone houses decked with hanging flowerpots. Most of Foca's small hotels and pensions are in Kucukdeniz, only steps away from its charming beach and blue Aegean waters.

View of the small bay of ESKIFOCA

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:seafood, clean sea and mythology
  • Cons:too crowded in summertimes
  • In a nutshell:if u r lucky u can see Mediterranean monk seals
  • Intro Updated Feb 19, 2009
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  • picek's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    lovely place. my husband would love the seafood. i would love rocks, streets and sea there. how about any seals, still there? :) definitively i would have my ears open to hear Sirene :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    great natural beauty at the siren rocks !

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 3:50 AM

    Hello Bora, very colouful page with good tips- makes me hungry too.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2005 at 7:05 AM

    Mastic gum ice cream and fish cooked in milk . . . I'm getting very hungry!

  • May 17, 2005 at 4:20 PM

    wonderful page. liked sea and street pics...

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