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]gmail.com
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?
The schedule is as follows:
|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. An extraordinary time is guaranteed!
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