Dates: On request
(01 April – 31 October 2019)

Total Price (Per Person)*: 170€
*Special Prices for Groups

Macedonian Front 1918

Skra, Doiran

Although the Western Front has overshadowed the other theaters of the First World War, the Balkan battlefields played an important role in the course of the Great War and should not be neglected. The arrival of the first Allied troops in Salonika in 1915 marked the appearance of a new theater of war, the Macedonian Front. Our survey includes two battles fought in 1918, the last year of the war. The first battle took place at the Skra fortified position, located some 100 km north-west of Thessaloniki, on May 29–30, 1918.

The battle was the first large-scale employment of Greek troops of the newly established Army of National Defence on the front, and resulted in the capture of the heavily fortified Bulgarian position. On the second day we survey the battle of Doiran, some 70 km north of Thessaloniki. As part of the great Allied offensive in 18–19 September 1918, British and Greek forces advanced against strong Bulgarian positions on both sides of Lake Doiran. Franco-Serb victory further west on the Vardar forced the Bulgarians to withdraw and the British and Greeks joined the pursuit.

1st day: Skra di Legen

Meeting Point: Aristotelous Square

  • 09.00: Departure for Skra
  • 11.00: Skra
  • 11.00 – 14.00: 2 stands, battle development
  • 17.00: Return to Aristotelous Square
2st day: Doiran

 

  • 08.00: Departure for Philippi
  • 10.00: Doiran
  • 10.00 – 17.00: 3 stands, battle development
  • 19.00: Return to Aristotelous Square
What is Included
  • Information material
  • En route presentations
  • All travel costs
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional presentations
  • Pack meal or lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Memorabilia gift
What is NOT Included
  • Pick up transport from/to hotels