Full-day excursion to the Ancient Philippi & the city of Kavala
All-powerful kings of the ancient Greek world, Roman generals and thousands of soldiers, the most important Apostle of the Early Christian years and the first European Christian. Find the traces that they left behind with just one trip to the amazing archaeological site of Philippi!
“Visit the magnificent archaeological site of Philippi and discover its glorious history.”
156 km from Alexandroupolis, in the region of Kavala, is the Ancient City of Philippi one of the most important historical sights of Greece, it was founded by Alexander’s the Great’s father, Philip II of Macedon. A complex trip, where you will be able to see the collection of artifacts and buildings which have been unearthed and restored, including the Roman forum, the commercial agora, the part of the Egnatia highway that was passing next to the agora of Philippi, the prison of St. Paul, tombstones, mosaic pavements, and an impressive Greek theater with remainings of architecture showing that in the Roman times it was used as an arena.
After having had a guided tour of Philippi’s archeological site for 2 ½ hours we will visit Kavala (15 km distance), the amphitheatric town, where we have a couple of free hours for shopping, for a walk or for a visit of the old fortress, the aqueduct.
We will have a small stop to drink Greek traditional coffee at the traditional coffee pot “To Briki” and enjoy the magical city view.
We will visit the Tobacco Museum, which is a modern industrial and experiential museum, with a rich array of exhibits. This is a thematic museum that contains artefacts and archive material on the cultivation and production of tobacco, its agricultural and commercial processing, industrial tobacco products, and exhibits of sample tobaccos.
By the noon, we will have our lunch in a traditional taverna by the sea, eating fishes & “Greek meze” and drinking ouzo!
We recommend that you wear light, casual clothing and comfortable, low-heeled walking shoes or sneakers, to have a hat and sunglasses. Do not forget your sunscreen. You should have a passport as well as a camera and of course a great mood!
What the Excursion includes?
- Entrance fees to the indicated sites
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide
Date: Saturday 8 July 2023
Time: 09:00 – 19:00
Price: 75,00€ per person
Please note that the presented excursion is based on a minimum number of participants, 20 people. If the minimum number is not reached, alternative arrangements or a complete refund will be made. Places on the tour are limited and will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of payment. Where participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 30 days, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refunds will be made.