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Via Egnatia on foot

A journey into history

Part 1 from Durrës (Albania) to Thessaloniki

Contents

  • On this book
  • Introduction: walking along Via Egnatia
  • 1. Practical
    • Safety
    • Equipment
    • General health precautions
    • Nature and safety
    • Weather and when to go
    • Getting there
    • Accommodation
    • Food and drink
    • Money
    • Donkeys and horses
  • 2. Via Egnatia through the ages
    • The Romans (146 BC – AD 330)
    • The Via Egnatia under Byzantine rule (306 – 1453)
    • Via Egnatia in the Ottoman Empire (1453-1912)
    • The twentieth century : the age of nationalism
    • Via Egnatia now: a way to connect
  • 3. The VE hiking trail
    • Paths and tarmac; walking, riding, cycling, driving
    • The course of the VE hiking trail
    • The VE hiking trail in a birds view
    • Landscape
    • Flowers and plants
    • Annoyances
    • Maps
    • How to use the route description
    • Navigation
    • Rating
    • A few tricky parts of the route
    • Route summary table. Total distance 475km
  • 4. Route Description
    • In and out of Durrës
    • Stage 1 Durrës (Dyrrachion) - Peqin (Clodiana)
    • Stage II. Peqin - Elbasan (Clodiana-Scampis)
    • The city of Elbasan
    • Stage 3. Elbasan - Qukës (Scampis - Tres Tabernas)
    • Stage 4. Qukës - Ohrid, (Tres Tabernas - Lychnidos)
    • The city of Ohrid
    • Stage 5 Ohrid - Bitola (Lychnidos - Herakleia Lyncestis)
    • The city of Bitola
    • Stage 6 Bitola (Heracleia) - Kella ( near Mutatio Grande)
    • Stage 7 Kella - Edessa
    • The city of Edessa
    • Stage 8 Edessa - Pella
    • Stage 9 Pella-Thessaloniki
    • The City of Thessaloniki
  • 5. Car entries: Walks with a car: Highlights of the Via Egnatia hiking path
  • 6. Background
    • History and current situation of Albania
    • The VE region of Macedonia in the twentieth century
    • Ethnic minorities along VE
  • Appendix: Language and glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography