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Destination Byzantium! The 2010 Via Egnatia Caravan

November 15, 2009

The dates for the Via Egnatia Foundation’s 2010 trek along the ancient Via Egnatia have been announced. The destination is Istanbul; through the mythical Golden Gate, and maybe ending at Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Note: the first leg started on 2 May BUT it is possible to join the groups even at short notice. This is not like a package holiday! If you want to join at short notice contact Paula Jansen, paam.jansen[at]

The schedule is as follows:

Week Dates From- To Remarks
1 Sunday May 2 -Saturday May 9 Kristallopigi (Greece, near Albanian Border) – Florina Other party comes from Skopje/Bitola
2 Sunday May 9 – Saturday May 15 Florina – Edessa May 16: Bus to Giannitsa / Thessaloniki
Thursday June 17 Meeting second part trail in Thessaloniki
3 Friday June 18 – Saturday June 26 Amphipoli – Alexandroupoli June 18: bus to Amphipoli;June 23: bus Kavala – Komotini
4 Sunday June 27 – Saturday July 3 Alexandroupoli – Inecik (Turkey) June 28: crossing border Greece-Turkey
5 Sunday July 4 – Saturday July 10 Inecik – Istanbul June 4: bus to Tegirdag
Week 1 and week 3 go partly through mountainous terrain.

Full details of how to join the Caravan for 2010 can be found on the Via Egnatia Foundation website. A extraordinary time is guaranteed!

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