Evliya Celebi

1611 - 1682

Famous traveler of the 17th century AD, Evliya Celebi is the first and the greatest representative of travel literature. He has visited almost all cities and towns of the Ottoman Empire and took long trips to foreign lands. He traveled for 51 years and covered Anatolia and Rumelia, Syria, Egypt, Crete, Hejaz, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Crimea and Caucasia. He tried to cover history, buildings, customs and traditions, and the famous people in his writings. Evliya Çelebi's travel journal "Seyahatname" is published in several volumes.