Urla: Slow food, slow life

Urla is a slow paced town a 45 minute bus ride away from Izmir, dominated by the blue waters of the Aegean and grayish-green olive trees. Moreover, Urla’s history dates back more than 5,000 years. It’s home to the oldest known olive oil press.

It was formerly the ancient Greek city Klazomenai and one of the oldest known ports of the Aegean. Today Urla is a quiet escape and a leader in the slow-food movement and organic farming in Turkey.

Posted by Joseph Mathew

Urla: Slow food, slow life

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