We stayed at the Focantique for only one night at the end of May and we should have stayed longer. When we arrived we were courteously greeted and showed to a tastefully furnished room in the old stone Greek house with a sea view. Most rooms don't have a sea view but we were lucky. The room was a little small but quiet, air conditioned and (unusual in Turkey), the windows had screens. I saw another review where people complained of mosquitoes but I can't understand this. Not only were there screens on the windows, there was mosquito netting-like curtains to cover the windows and an air conditioner if you didn't want to open the windows at all. So the only way you'd get mosquitoes would be to leave the door open. At least this was true of our room and the others I observed, but I didn't see them all.
After arriving we went to the beach across the street from the hotel and the hotel staff, observing us, brought us towels and beach chairs. Very thoughtful. The beach is small and there are stones mixed with the sand. However, there are piers to swim off to avoid having to walk on the stones. Foca is really more of a fishing village than a beach resort, but it worked out fine for us.
The town is wonderful. Unlike so many of the overly touristed towns on the Aegean coast, it's a real town where real people fish and make a living. It was probably the most atmospheric town we stayed in on the Aegean coast. We ate at a small restaurant a short walk from the hotel and, although there were a few tourists, there were not many and the prices were very reasonable. We observed locals with families walking by, chatting and enjoying the fine weather. It's a truely charming little fishing village. Also, there are boat tours to the surrounding islands if you're staying longer. I strongly recommend both the town and the hotel.
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