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Popular Cittaslow Towns

Cittaslow is an international network of cities where living is good and easy in the world. Turkey is an official member of the international cittaslow movement and slow city tourism with its 17 lovely towns. The most popular towns are Seferihisar, Gokceada, Akyaka, Halfeti, and Tarakli, offer you a chance to relax in a peaceful atmosphere discovering the historical places.

Slow City Seferihisar, Izmir

Seferihisar, Turkey's First Cittaslow

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Slow City Seferihisar

Seferihisar is the first cittaslow town of Turkey, located in Izmir province in the Aegean region. The town is surrounded by the historical treasures and green nature. Seferihisar makes you feel the Aegean spirit closer.

Cittaslow Seferihisar
Slow City Halfeti, Sanliurfa

Halfeti, First Cittaslow of Southeastern

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Slow City Halfeti

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

Cittaslow Halfeti
Slow City Akyaka, Mugla

Cittaslow Akyaka

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Akyaka

Akyaka is one of the newest cittaslow members, also the best kept secret of Gokova Bay with its green mountains, crystalline sea water and elegant houses.

Cittaslow Akyaka
Slow City Gokceada, Canakkale

Gokceada, World's First Slow Island

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Slow City Gokceada

Gokceada is a member of cittaslow movement, also the world's first and only slow island with the title of slow city.

Cittaslow Gokceada
Slow City Tarakli, Sakarya

Cittaslow Tarakli

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Tarakli

The southern historic town, Tarakli more than deserves its title of slow city for its elegant Ottoman mansions, wooden houses, neighbourhood culture and pristine nature.

Cittaslow Tarakli

Newest Cittaslow Towns

The newest towns are Koycegiz, Ahlat, Mudurnu, Savsat, Uzundere, Goynuk, Gerze, and Egirdir. You can discover the heart of nature, organic foods, tranquil daily life and many historic traces inherited from civilizations that left their footprints on Anatolia.

Slow City Savsat, Artvin

Cittaslow Savsat

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Savsat

Savsat is a paradise town with its history, gorgeous plateaus, lovely mountain villages and natural beauty, located in Artvin province in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

Cittaslow Savsat
Slow City Uzundere, Erzurum

Cittaslow Uzundere

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Uzundere

Uzundere is a cittaslow town, famous with its geographical location, nature, traditional rural life and historic sites.

Cittaslow Uzundere
Slow City Egirdir, Isparta

Cittaslow Egirdir

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Egirdir

Egirdir is a town with its rich history and nature, also official member of the cittaslow movement, located in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.

Cittaslow Egirdir
Slow City Gerze, Sinop

Cittaslow Gerze

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Gerze

With its blue sea, endless green and secret bays, Gerze is a small town in the Black Sea region where people take life slow and don't stress too much.

Cittaslow Gerze
Slow City Goynuk, Bolu

Cittaslow Goynuk

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Goynuk

Goynuk is a former Ottoman town with beautiful landscapes, unique stunning architecture, preserving its historical and cultural heritage, also member of the cittaslow network.

Cittaslow Goynuk
Slow City Mudurnu, Bolu

Cittaslow Mudurnu

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Mudurnu

Mudurnu, located in Bolu, is one of the members of international Cittaslow movement. Life is very easy and traditional in this town.

Cittaslow Mudurnu
Slow City Ahlat, Bitlis

Cittaslow Ahlat

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Ahlat

Ahlat is becoming more and more popular for travelers with its cultural heritage and famous tombstones of the Urartian and Ottoman Citadel. The town is located in Bitlis province of the Eastern Anatolia region.

Cittaslow Ahlat
Slow City Koycegiz, Mugla

Cittaslow Koycegiz

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Koycegiz

Cittaslow is a movement for towns that offer the highest quality of life possible, and Turkey's South Aegean lakeside town Koycegiz is the latest Turkish town to receive recognition for its food, beauty and incredible lifestyle.

Cittaslow Koycegiz

Growing Slow City Network

Yalvac, Persembe, Vize, and Yenipazar. If you are interested in joining this new generation movement and living in a slow city then please visit these small towns.

Slow City Yenipazar, Aydin

Cittaslow Yenipazar

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Yenipazar

Yenipazar is known for being slow city, on the southern banks of Buyuk Menderes River. Also cittaslow Yenipazar is the smallest town, located at 41 km east of Aydin province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Cittaslow Yenipazar
Slow City Persembe, Ordu

Cittaslow Persembe

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Persembe

Persembe is a lovely town on the Vona Peninsula of the Black Sea coast of Turkey. This fishing town is home to the Black Sea's first official slow city.

Cittaslow Persembe
Slow City Yalvac, Isparta

Cittaslow Yalvac

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Yalvac

Yalvac is a cittaslow town, which offers you a chance to relax in a serene atmosphere with its history, traditional culture, festivals and local markets.

Cittaslow Yalvac
Slow City Vize, Kirklareli

Cittaslow Vize

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Vize

Vize is a cittaslow town of Kirklareli province in the Marmara Region of Turkey, small but full of natural and cultural treasures.

Cittaslow Vize