The blistering heat also accompanies us in Greece. Lake Kerkini allows us the chance to cool down a bit. The landscape is hilly, the sea can already be anticipated – and in Kavala we stand on the beach for the first time. We come upon the traces of Apostle Paul for the first time in Philippi. We will follow his paths on foot to Damascus in Syria, but before that we use a pilgrim’s means of transportation, taking a ship that brings us to Alexandroupoli. We find the traces of the ancient Via Egnatia one last time, and then Turkey lies before us.
Excerpt from the travel diary: We have managed our way through Macedonia (it was wonderful) and enter GREECE on Saturday, August 14, 2010. Back in the EU again after a long time. 40-degree heat for the last week!! We sometimes hike at night.