Via Eurasia, a route developed in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ under the ‘Civil Society Dialogue V’ programme was presented at the annual Council of Europe Cultural Routes Training Academy. The presentation was conduced by Ms Elena Dubinina, Head of the Management Committee and was positively met by public….

Study visit in Italy is over with the participation of project stakeholders from Turkey and Italy together with our partners; EAVF and Trace Your Eco. First day started with a degustation of local bread in Monte Sant’Angelo and ended with a walk around the center of this beautiful South Italian town, which also has the Unesco…

The Management committee met in Impact Hub, Istanbul, on 11th January. As well as the current updates on the society’s activities, upcoming EU projects were also evaluated with the participation of the trail representatives who are likely to get involved. One of these projects is the continuation of our previous EU project named ‘Europe to…

As part of the Europe to Turkey on Foot project funded by the Civil Society Dialogue program a group of 8 representatives from the Culture Routes Society and its associates visited the Via Francigena between 23.05.2016-28.05.2016. The participants were Kate CLOW and Hüseyin ERYURT (CULTURE ROUTES SOCIETY), Ensar MACİT and Önder KILIÇ (İNEGÖL MUNICIPALITY – EVLİYA ÇELEBİ WAY), Süleyman ATEŞ…

This is Yann Rochard’s story of his walk of the whole of the Lycian Way in autumn 2015. It’s a 15-page detailed description with photos that you can download as a .pdf file and take with you to enjoy as you explore. You can also use it as a guide to the pensions he stayed in. Download…

  Hü in Italy This blog is just an update on Hü’s visit to Italy as part of the joint European Union project with the EAVF. Hü is currently walking part of the Via Francigena, with the purpose of assessing the route, and learning about its management. Above is a collection of the signs on the…

The Turkish government, as part of its long-term tourism strategy, has proposed and is starting surveying work on, a new airport to serve Kaş and Demre. The other interpretation is that this was a pre-election bribe to the voters of the Demre area, where 5 new hotels are being built on unspoiled beachside (mainly forestry)…

Creating a Cultural Route between Europe and Turkey Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS), an NGO that was founded at the request of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to develop, maintain and promote cultural routes in Turkey, is preparing to connect a great European walking network to Turkey! The Civil Society Dialogue program, which…

Avrupa ve Türkiye arasında bir Kültür Rotası Hazırlığı Likya Yolu başta olmak üzere Türkiye’deki 17 adet yürüyüş rotasının oluşumu, bakımı, korunması ve tanıtımından sorumlu olan ve T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı tavsiyesiyle kurulan Kültür Rotaları Derneği (KRD), Avrupa’daki büyük bir yürüyüş şebekesini Türkiye’ye getirmeye hazırlanıyor! Avrupa Birliği ile Türkiye Cumhuriyeti tarafından finanse edilen Sivil Toplum…

Once upon a time, a great Turkish clan moved out of Central Asia towards the Middle East. In 1072, about 300,000 members of this clan, their allied tribes and supporters, were the first Turks to enter the landmass of Asia Minor. The remainder continued on a long migration towards Iran and Egypt. Facing Byzantine armies…