THRACE SULTAN'S ROAD
The Sultans Road, used by Suleiman the Magnificent during the siege of Vienna, is one of the walking routes that have attracted the attention of travelers in recent years.
The 2,100-kilometer Sultans Road route, which starts from Vienna, the capital of Austria, ends in Istanbul.
Those who follow the route starting from Vienna cross 9 countries: Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
Sultans Road became active in 2010 with the signs of Sedat Çakır, President of the Sufi Road Foundation. Edirne Nature Sports Club Association also contributed to the 390 kilometer marking of Edirne, Kırklareli and Istanbul.
Those departing from Vienna enter the Turkish part of the Sultans Road from Kapıkule Border Gate after crossing European countries.
Those who pass through many villages in Edirne also meet the smiling people of Thrace. Some of them serve the travelers without the flatbread they make, some of them buy tea in the village coffee house. The route ends at Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul.
Çakır explained that all those who made the tour of the Sultans Road were very happy.
"The best part of traveling on foot or by bicycle is that it costs around 50 euros per day instead of staying in a 5-star hotel. It is very important for the villages. People on the tour prefer to stay in the village and eat and drink. It is also very important in terms of rural development in terms of sustainable tourism. They see Edirne in time. They get the opportunity to get to know the historical artifacts of the city on site. The route is more known in Europe. It is not yet fully known in Turkey. Maybe it may not be very attractive because it is close.
Turkey route of Sultans Road:
The journey that started from Edirne, the historical city, followed the settlements of Kırklareli, which is full of natural and historical beauties, and passed through the center of Kırklareli. extends to.
Kapıkule, Kemalköy, Karabulut, Sarayakpınar, (Sırpsınğı), Avarız, Edirne, Hıdırağa, Ortakça, Kavaklı, Karayusuf, Süloğlu, Büyük Gerdelli, Dolhan, Paşayeri, Koyunbaba, Kırklareli, Kızılcıkdere, Üsküpdere, Erenler, Kaynarca, Pınarralı, , Doğanca, Develi, Vize, Archers, Universe, Pebbly, Kavacık, Palace, Small Clover, Safaalan, Binkılıç, Aydınlar, Gümüşpınar, İhsaniye, Akalan, Dağyenice, Boyalık, Dursunköy, Sazlıbosna, Damascus, Kayabaşı, Eyüp Sultan, Süleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)
This march, initiated by Sedat Çakır to help children with leukemia, passes through the geographies and countries left by the Ottoman Empire from Vienna and ends in Istanbul in Turkey.
This route has been marked along the route. With its institutional support, an alternative touristic route has been created for our country's tourism other than the Lycian and Carian roads.
Those who want to get to know our history, culture and people pass through villages and towns along the route, touching nature, culture and people.
It is a difficult route that emphasizes the human, but it is a very friendly route with its human concern.
Making the part of this route from Edirne to Istanbul will introduce us to the warm hospitality of the Thracian people, you will pass through vast and fertile fields and villages, and you will have a truly unforgettable experience.
For those who want to make the route, Sultan Yolu book written by Sedat Çakır can be obtained from all bookstores.
It is also available in Turkish and English in the Pandora bookstore.
Now is the time to go astray, don't you think?
You can also obtain Sedat Çakır's book called SUFİ YOLU, the walking route between Istanbul and Konya, from bookstores.
In short, we have a walking route marked from Vienna to Konya, shedding light on our history, culture, people and stories.
We also have volunteer Sufi Road Guards waiting for travelers with a seal at the stops on the way so that they don't get lost or misguided.
What a beautiful country we have, what beautiful people we have.
We cannot be proud of it ...