Tips for route Türkiye
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Accommodation: Many accommodation tips can be found in the "Turkey folder" in the Mapy app. These recommendations for accommodation are very helpful and cover most of the route!
Of course, it is more difficult to find accommodation in sections away from tourism, but it is doable. In these villages, we recommend asking the imam of the mosque or the muhtar (elected community leader/mayor) if there is a private room or a guest house (pansyion in Turkish) there.
From the city of Aksehir to Konya (approx. 160 km), the Jerusalem Way has a cooperation with the Sufi path. At each stage of the Sufi path there is said to be a simple lodging or room. Pilgrims are said to ask the Muhtar about these lodgings, and in some places he even stamps the pilgrim's passport. But beware! In winter these accommodations are often not open or heated and there can be snow in this region!
If you can't find a place to sleep, we recommend taking a minibus, hitchhiking or taxi to the nearest major town and staying overnight. The next day, return to the site to continue the pilgrimage. Unless you have a tent with you, but most pilgrims have walked the trail without a tent.
Translation: Attached is a translation (in text and in photo) that describes the peaceful intent of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This text has already helped many pilgrims, for example in a police check, in conversations in the café/tea house/residents in the village, in the search for a place to stay and so on. A pilgrim from Switzerland told us that it opened doors for her. The translation was done in Istanbul by our agent Murat Kulansi; she is perfect Turkish - not on the PC. If necessary you can contact Murat on the way, he will help you as best he can and could mediate by phone to get private accommodation. He speaks English, German and of course Turkish! His mobile number & WhatsApp: +90 533 330 77 31
It is best to print out the translation a few times so that you can simply give it to someone to read or put it in the flyer. And the website is also on in addition to English Turkish / Greek / Arabic and so on available... This is also very helpful.