Paragliding and air sports in Foca
Foca is one of the 28 towns that are part of the Izmir district. The town is surrounded by Menemen on the east, Candarli on the north, Aegean Sea on the west and Izmir Bay on the south. The total area of Foca is 228 km².
Foca is the area of Izmir that receives the least amount of rainfall, however the area is very windy. The mediterranean climate is dominant in Foca. Its winters are rainy and warm, the summers are dry and hot. The average temperature during the summer months is 26 degree celsius, and the sea water temperature is 22 degrees celsius. The hottest months of the summer are July and August.
Foça (FOH-chah), called Phocaea in ancient times, is a popular Turkish Aegean seaside resort town north of İzmir (map).
There are actually two towns here: Eski Foça (Old Foça) and Yeni Foça (New Foça). Eski Foça, usually just called Foça, is the larger of the two, seated beside two small bays and a fine small harbor that has been in use by skillful mariners since 600 BC.
Phocaea's mariners explored the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean seas in their 50-oar ships, founding colonies at Samsun, in Corsica, Italy, France and Spain.
Today the mariners are mostly yachters, pleasure-boaters and windsurfers, both Turkish and foreign, as well as visitors who come in hopes of spotting one of the rare Mediterranean monk seals (fok) that gather on the small islands offshore. Foça has surprisingly little to show for so much history: two small fortresses, Beşkapılar and Dışkale, dating from Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman times; a few Hellenic ruins here and there; a monumental tomb 7 km east of the town center; a bit of aqueduct.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Foca
Want to learn to fly on your own? Foca Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Foca.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Foca, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Foca and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Foca's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
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“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Foca, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C