Afyonkarahisar has been awarded as the 3rd Gastronomic City of Turkey after Hatay & Gaziantep and 36th in the world by Unesco in 2019. It is at the inner western part of Turkey and has an altitue of 1100 meters (over 3000 feet) It is about 6 Hours driving away from Istanbul. Nearest Airport is Zafer Airport where is about 45 minutes driving away from city. Also another Airport is Denzili – Çardak Airport where is about 1 hour 15 minutes driving away.
Popular Dishes in Afyonkarahisar
1. Ekmek Kadayıfı
Ekmek Kadayıfı is made with a special kind of dehydrated bread soaked in sugar syrup. Then it is topped with a dollop of thick Turkish clotted cream called kaymak, and it is served sprinkled with either roughly crushed pistachios or walnuts.
Sucuk or sujuk is a semi-dry, spicy Middle Eastern sausage with a high fat content. It is traditionally prepared with ground beef and spices such as cumin, salt, paprika, and garlic. The sausage should be dried for at least three weeks before consumption.
It can be served cold and sliced thinly, but it is more commonly fried and paired with eggs and vegetables.
Where to eat in Afyonkarahisar
- Salim Usta – Afyonkarahisar