Creating a sustainable gastronomic destination: The case of Cittaslow Gokceada-Turkey

Yurtseven H. R., Karakaş N.

American International Journal of Contemporary Research, vol.3, no.3, pp.91-100, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: American International Journal of Contemporary Research
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-100
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Gokceada has an important potential for development of sustainable gastronomic tourism. The main objective of the island is to turn into a sustainable gastronomic destination. Gokceada has a mission to be able to transmute the island, where has been visited by the founder of Slow Food: Mr. Carlo Petrini in 2006, as a slow destination in accordance with the principles of Slow Food: good-clean-fair. This study aims to explain the practices of Cittaslow Gokceada on the process of becoming a sustainable gastronomic destination.