A group of Italian researchers and students are to walk the ancient Egnatia Odos (Egnatia Road) from Thessaloniki to Kavala, in an effort to revive the ancient thoroughfare as a hiking trail of civilization, from Durres to Constantinople.
The project is augmented by Italian NGO Fuorivia and the Università IUAV di Venezia in an attempt to revive the historical route.
A supporter of the initiative and a key contributor to the project is the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, as the city is an important hub of the route, thanks to the two milestones of Egnatia Odos, which are included in its exhibits.
“We will welcome the mission on August 18, at an event that will take place at 6 pm in the central courtyard of the Museum, where members of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women will perform traditional dances offering a different visual approach of Greek culture to Italian researchers”, AMT archaeologist Charalambos Tsoungaris told the Athens News Agency.
The map of the route to be followed by the Italian researchers as granted by the AMT
On Saturday 19/8, the participants will begin to walk on the route Thessaloniki – Kavala until 31/8, following the course of the ancient Egnatia Odos.
“They will try to contribute to the creation of a hiking trail, with appropriate marking and relevant information, especially for the monuments on their way,” Tsoungaris eaxplained.