Sığacık is situated in Sigacik Bay, 3 km west of Seferihisar. In addition to its historical and natural beauties it is also a natural bay. Sığacık, embracing Teos, which is one of 12 Ion cities, takes its name from the times 1521-1522 when it was used as a hiding place.
Once being the capital of Ionian civilization, Sığacık was a rival of Ephesus. Sığacık is on the west of Seferihisar and is surrounded by tangerine gardens. The only height between Sığacık and the center is Taşdibi Hill. Entering Sığacık, one is welcomed by the turquoise sea, the castle dating back to Suleyman the Magnificent, luxurious fish restaurants, peaceful cafes and the green squire with the bust of Great Atatürk.
In Sığacık, a feeling of timelessness captures one with its glittering sea and brilliant sun. This serenity keeps you away from your daily worries like a nymph touching you with her magical stick. Sığacık, with its clear waters, has been a home for the most delicious fish and the most talented fishermen. It has a marina with the capacity of 510 boats. Also the place is suitable for nautical sports such as surfing, sailing and diving.
In the fabulous waters of Sığacık, one can engage in diving, observe the undersea beauties and fish. For these purposes yachting tours are available. In Sığacık, there is Ekmeksiz Beach, which is one of Turkey’s cleanest, and coldest bays. It has a blue flag award and is closed to northern winds and there are also fresh water springs beneath the sea. There are also camping and picnic areas in the pine tree covered hillsides. With its warmhearted inhabitants, Sığacık is just one of Turkey’s treasures.
The Movement of cittaslow was born in 1999 through the Paolo Saturnini’s brilliant intuition, past Mayor of Greve in Chianti, a little town of Tuscany.
The new idea of considering the town itself and thinking of a different way of development, based on the improving of life quality, moved him to spread his thoughts all over our country. Fastly his ideals were endorsed by Mayors of towns of Bra ( Francesco Guida), Orvieto ( Stefano Cimicchi) and Positano (Domenico Marrone)as well as they met later the president of slow food Carlo Petrini’s support. The main goal of cittaslow, was and still is today, to enlarge the philosophy of Slow Food to local communities and to government of towns, applying the concepts of ecogastronomy at practice of everyday life.
The movement has expanded to 100 towns and 10 countries all over the world since 1999, connecting administrators, citizens and Slow Food partners. He common goal is to have mutual experiences focusing on gourmet food, incoming, services qualities and on the environment.