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My Amphipolis, Philippi & Kavala

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Thessaloniki - Start Any Day

Experience one of the most religious and ancient routes of Greece. Follow the footsteps of the Apostle of the Nations and wander through the ancient sites of Amphipoli and Philippi, a protected site by Unesco. Stroll around the magnificent Kavala city, overlooking the Aegean sea, on this exclusive private trip from Thessaloniki.

  • Duration: 09 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Travel Style: Culture, History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Hassle-free pick-up & drop-off from your accommodation
  • Free cancellation 24hrs in advance

Highlights

  • Follow places where St. Paul spread the word of Christianity and was imprisoned
  • Visit the archaeological site of Philippi, an UNESCO site
  • Admire the renowned Lion of Amfipolis and its impressive site
  • Wander in the old quarter of Kavala city
  • Enjoy the unique Imaret hotel and monument, an exceptional sample of Islamic architecture

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Thessaloniki
  • Transportation by luxury A/C minivan or private car
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Basic insurance (during transportation)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fees – Philippi 6 € & Amphipolis 6 €(During winter period 01/11-31/03 reduction of 50% applies)
  • Entrance and 30min guided tour of Imaret Monument 8 € - Reduced 5 €
  • Lunch

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

Depart from your accommodation in the morning to Amphipolis, important ancient center of navigation and trade, founded by the Great king of Athens Pericles, using Via Egnatia, Ancient Roman commercial route linking West and East, Rome and Constantinople. Visit the impressive archeological site and museum, and admire the renowned Lion of Amphipolis. Continue to the ancient town of Philippi, named by its founder and father of Alexander The Great, King Philip II and a world heritage site by UNESCO.  Visit the basilica, the ancient theatre, the Roman forum, the cell where Apostle Paul was imprisoned and the baptistery of St. Lydia, where Apostle founded the first Christian church on Greek soil. Drive to the coastal city of Kavala. Stroll around the old city, a great mix of traditional Macedonian and Islamic architecture with stunning views of the Aegean sea and the island of Thasos. Admire the old fortress, the aqueduct, the Muhammad Ali’s mansion and take time for a small tour in the unique Imaret Monument, one of the best boutique hotels in Greece. Enjoy lunch at one of the plenty Greek tavernas and taste the traditional flavors of Northern Greece. After this amazing experience head back to Thessaloniki.

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FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MY GREECE signage at the pick up point. Full details will be sent to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What is the distance to the destination and how long does it take to get there?

The distance between Thessaloniki and Amfipolis is 98 km and lasts approximately 1 hour.
The distance between Amfipolis and Ancient Philippi is 70 km and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
The distance between Ancient Philippi and Kavala is 18 km and lasts approximately 25 minutes.
The distance between Kavala and Thessaloniki is 153 km and lasts approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes.

Are there any special conditions I should be aware of?

Customers must be able to climb and descend some stairs.

Free entry to the Philippi and Amphipolis is available for children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

Reduced entry  50% to the Philippi and Amphipolis for children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

Free entry to Imaret guided tour for children up to 8 years old

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75% of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.