Good practice destination Kastamonu İksir Resort Town

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Turkey
  • ecoact
Organisation Iksir resort town
Postal address Daday Kelebek Mah. 37860 Daday – Kastamonu / Türkiye
Phone +90 366.616 10 16
Fax +90 366.616 10 46
Release date 19/09/2018
Landscape type Unspecified
  • Certification & Marketing
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • A: Sustainable management
  • D: Environmental sustainability
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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Good Practice Innovation Sheet
Items Description
1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)  İKSIR RESORT TOWN
 Iksir Resort Town Daday is located at the end of the province of Daday, Kastamonu. The main building is a wooden mansion: Iksir Hanım Konağı which was built as a family resident in 1926. Apart from this, there are two chalets and an organic farm. As well as being able to stay in high altitude mountain houses, it also has access to winter sports and highland tourism facilities. There are ranches on the farm, and cereals, fruits and vegetables are produced. Any customers who are interested in breeding, gathering and processing products and animal care can participate in activities.
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action

 The fact that the main accommodation building, which is a beautiful example of the local architecture, is being operated to reflect the life of the pre-century period, the positive communication and cooperation with the people of the environment. Organic production and consumption, horse riding, cycling, nature walk, various competition events (such as mushroom racing) and various eco-tourism activity opportunities.

In addition, although it is not an eco-tourism document, it provides the majority (72%) of ecotourism criteria and has some documents and awards like ORSER the organic farming entrepreneur certificate, and it’s been established and operated by a woman.

Issues and challenge  
3. HOW
Methods /steps / tools used (to develop the good practice)  Consumption of local and organic products, prioritization of the local people in product purchase and recycling, waste management, measures and warnings to reduce waste, including disposable products. The development of various eco-tourism activities and the necessary information to protect the natural and cultural assets.
Specific/measurable results, benefits    Being an example of environmentally friendly practices through the production and consumption of organic agricultural products, efficient use of resources and protection of cultural, social and natural values in Daday, one of the important ecotourism destinations in the Black Sea Region.
Recognitions (e.g. awards)  Organic farming entrepreneur certificate issued by ORSER, production certificate issued by the Governor.
Lessons learned  
Challenges met  
Critical success factors  
6. MORE 
web-references, documents  

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Telephone:+90 366.616 10 16 Fax: +90 366.616 10 46


Address: Daday Kelebek Mah. 37860 Daday – Kastamonu / Türkiye