Sigacik was first Slow City of Turkey. Why not discovering a Citta slow city during Citta Slow Sığacık tour? The little and cute town of Sığacık is proud of being the first Citta Slow in Turkey. It is certainly the right place to taste delicious traditional homemade food in the bazaar of the town. The cozy town of Sığacık is always calm and the narrow streets welcome you to get lost in dignity during the Citta Slow Sığacık tour.
Sigacik, the sea-smelling neighborhood of Izmir Seferihisar, is one of the most beautiful escape routes of the Aegean Region with its historical castle, local producers’ market where handicraft products are sold, cute house pensions inside the castle, restaurants serving delicious seafood, deep blue sea and beaches.
Sigacik Castle, located in the northeast of Sigacik Port, was built by Bright Mustafa Pasha upon the order of Suleiman the Magnificent, who was preparing for the Rhodes campaign (1521-1522). Built as a naval base, this fortress was also used as a customs control center in the past. Stones brought from the ancient city of Teos were also used on the castle walls, which have 3 gates called Kusadasi, Ayasuluk and Sivrihisar.
Teos Ancient City, which gives life to Seferihisar and its surroundings and is the most important stop for traveling in time in the region, is 3 km from Sigacik. The ancient city, whose history goes back to the 2000s BC, is one of the 12 Ionian cities. Being the largest port city of its time, Teos is also known as the city of artists. The fact that the first actor’s union in history was established in Teos in the 3rd century BC strengthens the place of this city in the field of art. The ancient city, where excavations continue, deserves a visit of at least half a day.
Depending on group gusto, we have the chance to visit Jewelry, Leather, Carpet, or Ceramic centers.