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Cittaslow Halfeti

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Slow City Halfeti

Halfeti is known as a hidden paradise and the first cittaslow of the Southeastern Anatolia. With its unusual geography and culture, the area is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.


Halfeti is a little fishing town located in Sanliurfa province of the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey was designated a slow city of Turkey by the Cittaslow International in 2013. Halfeti is the first cittaslow in the Southeastern Anatolia of Turkey.

Cittaslow Halfeti has the potential to become one of the world's most interesting slow cities with its historical heritage and unique culture.

Rumkale and the other cultural treasures at Halfeti take visitors on a journey to the splendor of the past. In addition, it is great experince to see the specific black rose of Halfeti. Fruits and vegetables including bananas, grapefruit and dates flourish in the region's Mediterranean climate.

Halfeti Cuisine

As for Halfeti cuisine, traditional kebabs, appetizers and desserts are offered to people in restaurants at the side of the Euphrates. Also do not miss to taste Halfeti's famous peanuts.

Houses of Halfeti

Halfeti has established by Romans to the east of Euphrates. Halfeti town has many caves which reflects its history. The houses of Halfeti have a unique architecture, which implies a spectacular wealth and prosperity. The stone architectural samples are rare and unique in this part of Anatolia. Terraces are integral parts of Halfeti houses.

Black Roses of Halfeti

Halfeti is famous for its black roses, actually very dark red that only grow in this particular part of the world. The scented roses grow on a 1,5-meter rosebush that blooms in the spring and summer. The flowers measure 6-7 centimeters in diameter. Anatolia's new slow city Halfeti surprises its visitors with a pure beauty that resembles a coastal town.

Slow City of Halfeti, Turkey

Cittaslow Halfeti, Sanliurfa