After careful evaluation, the scientific committee of the Swiss Tourism Awards then selected the city of Safranbolu and awarded the prize:
It is an enchanting tourist destination located in the western Black Sea region of Turkey. A small town, which can be explored on foot and by vehicle. A shopping and cultural destination. You can visit the villages in the hills or take advantage of the shopping centers in the old town. It also boasts of the famous “Ottoman houses” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One can take a walk up the hill and admire the view of Hidirlik Tepesi. Don’t forget to try the “safrantat” and “Adanadan Dumuce.” Safranbolu proves to be an outstanding destination for short trips of 2-3 days.