Where to Visit

Siren Rocky Place

It is mentioned in Homeros epic, and described as rocks to where ships that loose their way crashes. It is one of the biggest rocky place, composed of islands which reminds like seal fishes is Orak Island.

Şeytan Hamamı (Satan's Hamam)

Tomb type structure at the feet of Çan peak, is known as Şeytan Hamamı (Satan's Hamam). It is 2 km. away from province center.


Beş Kapılar Castle

This antic castle is given to Manuel Zacharna from Genevese by Michel Paleoloc and its ramparts are repaired by Genevan people within the time. After join of Phokaia to Ottoman land in 1455, the ramparts are repaired and nine of them have been equipped with towers which can be spotted today. The Part, which is used as open air Theater today in Beş Kapılar was "boathouse". According to the inscription over entrance door, this repair is done in between 1538 - 1539 by Silahtar İskender Ağa, woodsman of the Sultan Mustafa Han, who was Saruhan State Principal in between 1533 and 1541, son of Magnificient Süleyman.

External Castle Castle

Referred as "External Castle or Genevese Castle" at "Castle Bay" at south west of Foça, according to the sources, is constructed as a cutthroat by Ottomans on a strategic point to guard the region in 1678. The castle which is on a cape, is separated from the continent via a huge trench with the aim of guarding. During underwater archeological studies, stone shots are found at the bottom of the sea in front of the castle. It is thought that these shots are fired via catapults from castle to enemy ships.


Fatih Mosque

It is on the Eski Adliye Sokak within Castle. The mosque is a structure, which had lost its uniqueness while reaching today. In 1455, after the conquest of Foça, it was constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. During its initial construction, it was holding the classical Ottoman architectural style.

Kayalar Mosque

It is within castle. Construction date and constructing person not known mosque, is showing all of the characteristics of late period Ottoman architecture style. A formerly added water tank with fountain (Şadırvan) is present at the west of the structure.
Hafız Süleyman Ağa Small Mosque

Structure, known as Süleyman Ağa Mescidi among public, is constructed by Foça Castle Guard, Hamzaoğlu Mustafa in 1548. But it is understood from today's appearance that structure had been variously repaired during latter periods.

Turkısh Baths

Only two Turkish baths could survive from Ottoman period. Both of them are in the Atatürk District. Turkish bath on the corner of 115 and 116 streets, can be classified as dome at the middle, horizontal heated, double gaped Turkish Bath. Its undressing part is completely demolished. Other Turkish bath in 118 numbered street, is highly damaged. It has a different architecture compared with known Turkish Baths, it is thought that this is constructed later than the other one.

Foça Islands

This is an island group, composed of six desolate islands in front of Foça. These are: Orak Island, İncir Island, Kartdere Island, Fener Island, Hayırsız Island and Metalik Island. There is a long bushy beach at the south coast of Orak Island, and also sheer cliffs with 80 meter high in Orak and Hayırsız, Kartdere Islands. Especially İncir Island is used as picnic area and beach by tourists and natives. Islands and surrounding bays, shelters one of the last Mediterranean seal colonies in Türkiye.

Taş Ev (Rock House)

This rocky monument tomb rising at the side of the road 10 km. away from Foça, is half cut. The structure, constructed under Persia impact, in Lycia - Lydia tradition, and dated to the 4th century B. C..

Sea Fıshes

Friends of sailors of Foça, who did not leave sailors alone during sailors' struggles against sea for centuries, are sweet seals. Mediterranean seals, whose total number in the world is approximately between 350 and 400, are only living in Türkiye, Greece and North - Western African coasts. Some portion of Mediterranean seals are settled in islands surrounding Foça. In spite of increasing tourism and fishing, they are using the caverns, coasts in these islands with the aim of bringing forth juveniles, to bring up their juveniles, to rest and sun themselves. Mediterranean seals, whose name is " Monachus Monachus" in Latin, needs to land, and signs of human on their residential areas annoy them. This specie is one of the 12 mammals who are under the danger of annihilation of its generation on the world.

In order to protect Mediterranean seals living in Foça islands, it is forbidden to approach more than 2 miles to islands between Aslanburnu and Deveboynu Cape, and more than 100 meters to Siren Rocky Places and Orak Island, on where seals are seen.