Via Egnatia on Foot

A journey into history

Part I from Durrës to Thessaloniki

(with car travel tips)

Available since April 2014
Second edition March 2017
Third edition November 2021
Forth Edition April 2024

This 256 page guide book contains a step by step description of the route (475km), 30 detailed topographic maps, 7 city maps with city walks and GPS coordinates and a lot of pictures.
Ample attention is given to history, backgrounds, practical information and useful hints.
A table of commonly used words in Albanian, Macedonian and Greek is included.

Via Egnatia is part of the pilgrim's route Rome - Jerusalem.

A walk through the Balkans! What has this 2000 year old road been through? In whose footsteps you follow? The Via Egnatia as a mirror of history. You can find remains from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Mosques and mosaics, bath houses and churches, ruins of ancient Roman stations. On the basis of what you encounter you will go deeply in the fascinating history of the Balkans. You hike through a beautiful and varied landscape. The hospitable people are waiting to welcome you to this cultural pilgrimage. A book that opens up a world for you.
Even for those who do not walk, but drive a car, there are special routes described to the highlights from the road. And for those who prefer 'walking in the spirit', the vast cultural and historical part of the book remains interesting.

For some sample pages, see below.
To view the index of the contents

The book price is set at €22. After ordering we will inform you about shipping costs.

You can order this book with our contact form. We will contact you if we receive your message.


VE Guide sample1 VE Guide sample2