Discover Bolu and peaceful slow towns
Goynuk, which is a former Ottoman town preserving its historical and cultural heritage, is a member of the cittaslow network. With its beautiful landscape and unique stunning architecture, Goynuk is truly one of the great places to visit in Turkey.
Goynuk is an idyllic Turkish town located in Bolu province of the Black Sea region of Turkey. It was designated a slow city by the Cittaslow International in 2017. The town has become a popular destination in recent years for travelers looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
With its 20th century Ottoman period houses, as well as historic mosques, hammams, tombs and fountains, Goynuk speaks of a past that goes back to the Ancient Romans as well as its time within the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century. While you are in Goynuk, don't forget to see the Gazi Suleyman Pasha Mosque and Hammam, also Aksemseddin Tomb. This small town invites you to enjoy your weekend break with its delicious foods, local markets, handicrafts, traditional houses and the cobbled narrow streets.
The town's most iconic monument, the Victory Tower overlooks the idyllic town, while the Muderrisoglu Mansion in the city centre remains one of the town's most important landmarks.
Cubuk Lake and Sunnet Lake, two lakes in Goynuk, offer perfect scenes to see natural beauties.
Goynuk is dotted with traditional Ottoman houses date back to early 20th century. The houses are generally two-storey over the ground floor. The living rooms in some of them have ceiling decorations. There are courtyards in front of the houses. Nowadays, these houses under protection are undergoing restorations and converted to boutique guesthouses.
Goynuk has an exquisite cuisine. Bombay fasulye is the most delicious food in the town. You will not be able to stay away from the smell and flavour of the local dishes during the holiday.