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Foça was taken over by the Genoese in 1275 as a fief from the Byzantine emperor, and was an active Port during the Middle Ages, principally due to the region's rich alum reserves. The alum mines of Foça were conceded earlier by the Byzantines in 1267 to the Genoese brothers Benedetto and Manuele Zaccaria.

The Genoese controlled the city even during the Ottoman era due to the lease they had gained from the Byzantines in 1275. Another important Byzantine concession to the Genoese through dowry was the nearby island of Lesbos, given to the Gattilusio family as a result of the marriage between Francesco I Gattilusio and Maria Palaiologina, sister of Byzantine emperor John V Palaiologos) in 1355. The possessions of the Gattilusio family eventually grew to include, among others, the islands of Imbros, Samothrace, Lemnos and Thasos, and the city of Aenos (modern Enez in Turkey.) From this position, they were heavily involved in the mining and marketing of alum, useful in textile production and a profitable trade controlled by the Genoese.

On this page you will find a large article about white water river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, canyon crossing etc in Foça, Turkey.

Our articles and news will help you to find out best rafting spots, rivers, upcoming scheduled trips, tours, river sport companies, outdoor events agencies, equipment stores, shops etc. in Foça, Turkey.

Foça is one of the famous place of Turkey, and clearest rivers, high mountains and deep valleys around Foça made it the best rest place.

Foça Turkey and surrounding areas offers great river sport places amid its mountains, canyons and ancient villages are superb hiking trails, delicious local fare and top places to stay.

Foça Turkey become a real outdoor sports holiday spot with it's scattered villages at the foothills of mountains, extremely rugged with steep canyons, dense forests, incredible biodiversity, fresh water streams and rivers and alpine lakes.

Arched bridges, rapids, cascades and crystal clear fountains flowing from steep rocks around Foça, Turkey complete the picture of unforgettable scenery.

Rivers, creeks around Foça, Turkey lie amidst a scenery of breathtaking beauty and is ideal for beginners, professionals.

Rafting in Foça, Turkey is an unparallel experience for the lovers of nature and all adventure junkies.

In Foça Turkey, canyoning and river trekking in well hidden gorges, rafting in fast flowing rivers, canoeing, sea kayaking, riding is the most selected vacation activity by tourists and holiday makers.

A perfect activity in Foça Turkey for action and nature lovers alike, rafting is the ideal way to discover secluded spots of unparalleled beauty while sailing past deep gorges and evergreen mountain slopes.

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Foça (from Greek: Φώκαια, Phokaia) is a town and district in Turkey's İzmir Province, on the Aegean coast.

The town of Foça is situated at about 69 km (43 mi) northwest of İzmir's city center. The district also has a township with its own municipality named Yenifoça (literally "New Foça"), also along the shore and at a distance of 20 km (12 mi) from Foça proper.

For this reason, Foça itself is locally often called as Eskifoça ("Old Foça") in daily parlance. The ancient city of Phocaea (Greek: Φώκαια) is located between the two modern Foças.

Published date: October 29, 2017 Modified date: January 5, 2020 Publisher / Owner : Team Building Activities Firms



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