Take a Walk to Byzantium Along the Via Egnatia

Walking the Via Egnatia in Albania, May 2009

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:

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. An extraordinary time is guaranteed!

Related article: Walking to Find Byzantium

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1 Response to Take a Walk to Byzantium Along the Via Egnatia

  1. Pingback: Poor performance or anti-Greek conspiracy? The campaign to save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London is controversial « Byzantine Blog

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