Seferihisar: The Slow City
Seferihisar is located to the south of Izmir and is a place where nature, history and sea come together to promise peace to its visitors all year long. Seferihisar is the first "Slow City" (Cittaslow) of Turkey, and the 121st in the world. The street lamps are solar powered, local seeds are grown and nets are used instead of nylon bags in its market where local goods are sold. The restaurants of the district that offers very clean coasts offer the local delicacies unique to Seferihisar, and you can find home made fresh and natural products in the market that is set up inside the Sığacık Castle every sunday.