The Evliya Çelebi Project is an international project of historical re-enactment and cultural re-connection that has established a UNESCO approved Cultural Route in Western Anatolia and plans more. In honor of the 400th Anniversary of the Birth of Evliya Çelebi (1611-c.1685), UNESCO Man of the Year 2011, Turkey’s First Long-Distance Walking and Riding Route, The Evliya Celebi Way, is now open.
Evliya Çelebi Places and Notes
Kalkan köyü: We ended the ECW here in 2009
Oklu Cam/Dervis Seci/Yemendede: we have explored the area, and thought this might be the place EÇ refers to; we began walking here up the valley to the north, from Hacıhüseyinefendi köyü
Demirci: From Demirci EÇ goes to Kula to get back 2 runaway slaves; he makes a big loop south, before continuing from Gördes. We could omit this loop, and go directly from Demirci to Gördes?
Cifanoğlu köyü: i cannot locate this place
Sart kalesi/Sardis antik kenti: i cannot find the co-ordinates of this site
Çomaklı yaylası: i cannot locate this place, but it is mentioned online
Kayacık Kasabası kalesi:
Kayacık kalesi: this must be somewhere near the village
Frenk köyü: i cannot locate this place
Marmara şehri ılıcası
Karaitli köyü: EÇ says this place is south of the river: i cannot locate it