Duration: 7 hours(approx)
Route: Castle walls and five gates-Temple of Cybele-Old Foca Streets-Devil’s Bath-Temple of Athena-Stone House Tomb-The Outer Castl(Dıs Kale)
You shall be picked up from the Izmir airport, Izmir Hotel, Izmir Marina or Izmir cruise ship port. Your Foca guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Your Foca Tour Guide or Turkish Local Travel Agency will provide you with a complimentary Izmir City map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures. Foca tour will take approximately 7 hours and after will drive you back to your Izmir hotel, Izmir Marina ,Izmir airport or Izmir harbor in Turkey.
We will go to Old Foca, Old Foca is very impressive at the first sight, the original settlement known as Phocaea is one of the 12 Ionian cities. A Phocaean coin dating from 600 – 550 B.C. We will see a statue of a rooster Foca entered, centuries rooster symbol of the town. The oldest settlement of the town castle walls built in the peninsula between two bays. Five Gates Castle is has been built by the East Roman Emperor In 11th century. In castle walls there is of several historical settlement which is quite close to each other. Mosques is very beautiful, history of the 15th century architecture. Foca is another historic building in the Temple of Cybele.Anatolian goddess Cybele temple, you can see statues and reliefs there.Historic BC. Goes back to 580. The first thing to attract your attention to the center of Foca town, each side will be the ruins of historical monuments, scattered, unprotected columns preserved for so many years in spite of everything.You’re looking at the sea, fishing boats in front, on the back of a beautiful blue sea and tiny islets. Narrow stone streets, old houses and a beautiful small town with beautiful people. Walk between stone houses in Foca, watch the fishermen at the port, gives people the feeling of doing time travel. Foca peoples is fisheries livelihood for centuries. Historic ruins, beach and market place… After you have taken in the sights your Old Foca Tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the caffee.
After free time, we will move Devil’s Baths (Seytan Hamami). t’s probably dating back to the 4th century BC. Entering the tomb from an arched entrance, there are 2 burial chambers inside. Then you will enjoy the view of Foca from the Temple of Athena. Once there stood temple, probably dedicated to Goddess Athena, on the high rocky spot on the peninsula. This is the site of the present school building and was the most obvious and ideal location for a temple. Athena was the principle deity of Phocaea and the temple which is thought to have been erected during the sixth century BC. After we will go Stone House Tomb (Tas Ev). The 4,5 meter high tomb was cut partially of the rock between 5th and 4th centuries BC and was influenced from the Persian style. We will finally go to The Outer Castle (Dıs Kale). The ruins of Dis Kale, also known as the Genoese Castle, is situated on a very strategic point to the south-west of Foca, on the tip of a peninsula from which it is separated by a large moat to the east. The castle is believed to have been constructed during the 17th century, according to some sources in 1678, in order to protect the area from enemy attacks.
When the tour has finished your Old Foca Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Old Foca Tour where you can be picked up by your Old Foca Tour guide at your convienence. Where your Old Foca Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your Old Foca tour.
PS: Old Foca tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmir Airport, Izmır Hotel
- Drop off to Cesme Harbor, Izmir Port, Izmir Airport, Izmır Hotel
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Foca Old Town Tour is runs everyday and available all year round.