Official mobile app for the Phrygian Way
This app will guide you on the Phrygian Way, with maps, points of interest, accommodation places and many photos of the Phrygian Way.
– GPS navigation for the Phrygian Way routes, which works without internet access;
– Current location together with the remaining distance to your destination;
– Points of interest are listed according to their distance and grouped by type (eg accommodation, natural features). Description and several photos for each point;
– Plan your walks by choosing departure and arrival points and the app will guide you through your trip. Download only the maps you need for your chosen route.
– To focus in fine detail on your current location, (ie. while you are using the trail) switch on the‘follow me’ option from the settings.
About the Phrygian Way
The Phrygian Trekking Route is one of the longest trails in Turkey. Planned with great care for the comfort and enjoyment of hikers, the route passes through the renowned Phrygian Valleys where hikers may visit the ruins of ancient civilisations and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. The Trekking Route is 506 kilometres long, and is marked with red-white waymarks in accordance with international standards. The Route has three starting points and the trails meet at the Yazilikaya (Inscribed Rock), which was a focal point for the Phrygians. Hikers may start the route at the following points: 1) Gordium (Polatli, Ankara), 2) Seydiler (Afyonkarahisar), and 3) Yenice Farm Ciftligi (Ahmetoglu Village, Kutahya).
The project is sponsored by FRIGKUM (Association for Development and Protection of Phrygian Cultural Heritage) and was completed in 2013 by a small volunteer team led by Huseyin Sari. The Route was planned in order to introduce trekkers and cyclists to Phrygian culture, and to enable them to enjoy a safe journey through the Phrygian Valleys along trails once used by the Phrygians.
The trail starts at Gordium, the political capital of the Phrygians, then follows the valley of the Porsuk (ancient Tembris) River, passes through Sivrihisar (ancient Spaleia), and arrives at Pessinous (Ballikaya), another important Phrygian settlement. The trail then enters the valley of the Sakarya (ancient Sangarius) River, where you enter a completely different world. After the Sakarya Valley, the trail enters the region known as Mountainous Phrygia. The trail then reaches the Yazilikaya, the site of the Midas monument, which formed the cult centre of the Phrygians. Here the trail splits into two. One branch leads to Findikli Village passing through the Asmainler, Zahran, and Inli Valleys, once home to Phrygian settlements. This branch terminates at Yenice Farm on the highway between Kutahya and Eskisehir. The other branch passes through Saricaova, a picturesque Circassian village, and Doger, town in Afyonkarahisar. The trail then takes you through Ayazini Town before coming to an end at Seydiler, on the highway between Afyonkarahisar and Ankara. Hikers who complete these trails will treasure the memory forever.
The best time to trek is spring and autumn, but there are different attractions in all seasons. Along the trail, there are plenty of springs for water year-round.
See more information and download apk file for your android phone: https://goo.gl/kLmXKf