Turkish cittaslows await you to slow down the pace

Turkish National Network

Sometimes we all need a place to escape from the fast pace and busy daily life of today's modern world. Turkey offers you a chance to relax in a serene atmosphere with its towns included in the 'cittaslow' movement

As cities around the world push us to live at an ever faster pace, often causing us to disregard the beauties hidden in nature, the spreading "cittaslow" movement aims to improve quality of life by slowing down daily life, especially in cities.

Established in Italy in 1999, the cittaslow movement aims to improve urban life quality and well-being, counter globalization around the world and protect cultural diversity and the uniqueness of towns and cities while inspiring us to live a healthier life. Turkey, as an important tourist destination with a high tourist influx, has nine towns taking part in this movement. There, 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.

At some point in our lives, we all need to get away. If you find yourself looking for a serene experience away from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle for a week or longer, there are nine towns all around Turkey taking part in the cittaslow movement. Let's explore some of these areas that are sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and more connected to nature.

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