Refurbished Genoese Ottoman castle in Foça provides lessons on restoration

A Genoese Ottoman castle in İzmir’s Foça district has recently opened following one year of restoration, while providing lessons to other restorers about how to restore historical buildings. Because the castle walls were reinforced during the restoration without using cement, the castle has succeeded in being included on UNESCO’s Temporary List of World Heritage Sites. […]

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İzmir excavations wait for approval

Archaeological excavations in İzmir that have made great contributions to the city’s culture and tourism, currently face the obstacle of obtaining a sponsorship contract. The Agora, Kadifekale’s ancient theater, Yeşilova, Foça, Altınpark and Bayraklı excavations that were set to start six months ago are still waiting for approval from the Culture and Tourism Ministry. Archaeologists […]

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Eski Foça becomes a new destination for tourists

The most notorious resident of Foça is Badem, a female Monk seal that was rescued from the coast of Didim in 2006 and taken to Foça to be rehabilitated. Badem, meaning Almond, was only six weeks old Eski Foça, or Old Foça, is a traditional Turkish holiday resort town located 40 minutes north of İzmir. […]

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A voyage of history: From Foça to Marseille

A Turkish research team is working on a new project “Foça-Marseille: A Voyage to History” centered on creating faithful copies of war and cargo ships used over 2,000 years ago. The 360 A Turkish research team is working on a new project “Foça-Marseille: A Voyage to History” centered on creating faithful copies of war and […]

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Club Med in Foça, a ghost holiday village

The internationally known Club Med’s holiday camp in the Aegean region of Foça, one of Turkey’s first tourism facilities, has not been serving since November 2005 Club Med Foça French Holiday Village, a virtual tourist paradise, with its natural flora spreading over an area of 500,000 square meters, woods, beach, 800 rooms, swimming pool, Turkish […]

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The most beautiful towns of the Aegean

The Aegean region has been home to many civilizations and was looted by barbarians many times. Towns were destroyed and rebuilt again and again. But each time, they were resurrected in The Aegean region has been home to many civilizations and was looted by barbarians many times. Towns were destroyed and rebuilt again and again. […]

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