Via Egnatia trail Part II

Exploring Thessaloniki - Istanbul


Two researchers have been on the road in May 2015 to turn plot part two of the Via Egnatia hiking trail. Holger de Bruin and his friend Maarten Douze have just returned from a research trip from Thessaloniki to Kavala.
Every day in at first light they went on the road. At lunchtime they described their findings and then again walked a few hours.
They carried a tent, so they could sleep wherever they wanted.

They have added 180 kilometers to the Via Egnatia hiking trail. It is a beautiful and varied route. Mountains, beaches, fields, rivers and lakes, excavations, beautiful cities, village squares, herds and castles, every day brought new surprises. They are particularly pleased to have been able to find very suitable routes in and out of the cities. In Kavala the route even enters the city on the old stone road!


Who wants to walk the route to test the new track and the description? Or to take the challenge to help with our research on the next stages?

If you are interested, please send us a message