Welcome to Kavala

Modern Kavala was once ancient Philippi's port. More infamously, Ottoman Pasha Mehmet Ali (1769–1849), eventual founder of Egypt’s last royal dynasty, ruled here. He ordered his fleet to slaughter tens of thousands of Christian Greeks on islands such as Kassos and Psara during Greece's independence struggle. Islanders still commemorate these events annually.

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$111.54 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala

At 8:30am, after getting picked up by your guide, begin your journey to the city of Kavala. Take the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman 'Via Egnatia', and pass by Lakes of Koroni, Volvi, as well as the village of Asprovalta. Arrive at 10:30am and pay a visit to the place where St. Lydia was baptised, known as Lydia of Thyatira. She is commonly known as St.Lydia or simply 'The Woman of Purple'. Next, visit the archaeological site of Philippi, the 'Forum Romanum' from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Come 1:30, you and the group will continue on the to the city of Kavala for a short drive around the town where you may see the famous churches of St. Paul and St. John and the port. Proceed to have lunch in a picturesque little harbor at a sea food restaurant. Following your lunch and on the way back to Thessaloniki, you will make a 2:30pm stop to visit the famous statue of Amphipolis, the statue of the Lion. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. Drive back to Thessaloniki at 4:30pm for a 6:30pm arrival.

$63.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour from Bansko to Kavala, Greece

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Castle of Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceThe Acropolis of Kavala was built in 15th century on the same place as the early fortres was erected. It is on the top of the hill above the new city and it could be seen from a distance.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: AqueductThe well-preserved aqueduct is the biggest attraction in Kavala. It is with Roman origin, but what could be seen today is from 15th century or from the Ottoman times.Stop At: Imaret, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceShort tour around in the most beautiful restored Ottoman site in kavala, which is a hotel today and have coffee with spectacular view.Duration: 1 hour

$3700 Cultural & Theme Tours

Spring Break GREECE Tour

This tour is ALL inclusive, excluding souvenir shopping, or additional refreshments you may wish to purchase as you travel. All transportation and entrances are included, as well as all meals(family style-guides will order to make sure you taste a variety of Greek dishes). You will depart the US on March 22, arriving on the 23rd. Guides will ease you through your airport travels the entire way! Souvenir shopping/dinner(time TBA), after everyone is settled in the hotel. On the 24th, put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to see Thessaloniki: Archeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Lefko Pirgos, Boat tour, Alexander the Great(photo opp), Souvenir shopping. A good picture day is the 25th-you will see Archeological sites, various stunning Byzantine Churches, and Eptapyrgio. Get ready to be inspired by the ancients on the 26th in Vergina. Veria, Eliza(coffee/photo opp), then Panagia Soumela. The drive alone is incredibly picturesque! On the 27th you will visit the enchanting Kavala, Philipi, Lydia, then a Kavala city tour. Briki(coffee/photo opp), Souvenir shopping. The 28th, you will be awe struck when you see the Meteora! Souvenir shopping, Monasteries. On the 29th, depart for Petralona cave! Then downtown Thessaloniki, Souvenir shopping. Depart for US on the 30th. If any attractions are unavailable for any reason, the guides will easily substitute with another-there's so much history and beauty to discover!

$688.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

9 Days Bulgaria, Greece & Macedonia on a Motorbike

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome Stop At: Sofia International AirportThis is your meet and greet day. Your guide will meet you at the airport (Please provide us with the flight details) and transfer you to the hotel. You will receive the rented bikes if there are such. If the time allows you will have guided walk in Sofia’s city center. After that, you will have welcome dinner in a local traditional restaurant. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Traditional Bulgarian Welcome dinner No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Cultural Capital of Europe 2019 Stop At: HisaryaWe will start our tour on one of the most popular scenic moto road in Bulgaria. It is right next to the Central Balkan mountain. After a couple of hours, we will reach our first stop, where you will have a guided visit of ancient "Diocletianopolis". The town is still an active SPA resort with well preserved Roman remains, where we will have our lunch. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceOur final destination is Plovdiv, the cultural capital of Europe for 2019th, where we will overnight. After checking in the hotel you will have guided walking tour of the historical part of the oldest cities in Europe. Heritage from all periods is preserved around the cobblestone streets. The main highlights we will visit are: Revival period wealthy houses, Roman Theater, early 20th-century pharmacy, Medieval remains and fortifications, Roman stadium, 14th-century beautiful mosque and many more. For the evening we recommend the area called "The Trap", full of bars, restaurants and craft shops.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~350 km.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in the Old part of Plovdiv Day 3: Trigrad Gorge Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceAfter breakfast, we will keep our course South. We will visit a Medieval fortress, on a top of a cliff, giving a nice view of the area. Then the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo monastery. It was established in 11 century by Georgian, very close to the Imperial power of the Byzantine empire. This place is also important for the history of the Jewish community in Bulgaria, because the main figures, responsible for saving them during the Second World War are buried there. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Trigradsko GorgeAfter a guided visit of those pleases we will head toward Trigrad. It is situated in the heart of the Rhodope mountain. We will pass through amazing mountain roads and gorge. We will overnight there, enjoying the local cosine and traditions.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~260 km.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Trigrad Day 4: Reaching Greece Stop At: KavalaAfter breakfast, we will continue towards Greece on nice mountain roads. We will avoid as much as we can highways for a better experience. We will pass through many Greek villages. Our final destination is the city of Kavala. It has a fortress on the seaside and one of the best preserved Roman Aqueduct. We will overnight in the town. We can have great dinner at the marina.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~345 km.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Kavala, Greece Day 5: Thessaloniki Stop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaIn the morning we will start our journey west. Our first visit will be in the tomb of Philp II, father of Alexander the Great. The tomb is very close to Pela, the capital of the Macedonian dynasty and it is part of a big ancient necropolis. You will have guided visit of the historical site.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: ThessalonikiAfter this, we will go a bit back and enter Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. We will check in the hotel there, leave the bikes and enjoy the city’s center. The main highlights are: The white tower, the Roman terms, Roman arch, the Medieval town, and a big, rich archaeological museum.Note: Thessaloniki is famous for its nightlife.Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / 260 km.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Thessaloniki Day 6: Meteora Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyOur main objective for the day will be to reach Meteora, one of the most sacred Christian place with a very unique nature. There a many monastery complexes, situated high on cliffs. The exact date of the establishment of the monasteries is unknown. By the late 11th and early 12th centuries, a rudimentary monastic state had formed called the Skete of Stagoi and was centered around the still-standing church of Theotokos. By the end of the 12th century, an ascetic community had flocked to Meteora and expanded its size.We will visit some of the most important monasteries and churches, which despite the history will give an amazing views. We will overnight in the area. Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / ~280km.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Meteora area Day 7: Reaching Macedonia Stop At: OhridIn the morning we will start our trip to Macedonia. We will ride on beautiful roads and reach Ohrid, where you will have a guided tour of the historical part of the city. It is the second city in the country, but for sure the most beautiful and preserved. We will ride around the huge Ohrid Lake. In the evening you will have traditional Balkan dinner in the old part of Ohrid, enjoying the surrounding nature. We will overnight there.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~290km.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Ohrid Day 8: Exploring Skopje Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Skopje, Skopje RegionAfter breakfast, we will start our journey to the capital of Macedonia – Skopje. Before we get there we will stop to one of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe – Matka. We will spend some time there. Also, if you like, you can rent a small boat and enjoy the nature. You can reach a cave and some medieval Bulgarian monasteries. After that, we will ride to the city of Skopje and have a guided walk in the historical center. It is a unique place, which will give you an interesting conception of Balkan reality. Also, the central part is separated in tho parts - the old and the modern. The old is very oriental and has the typical "suk". Overnight in the city.Riding time for the day approximately 3 hours / ~180km.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Skopje Day 9: Back to Sofia Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia RegionThis is the last day of your guided tour. In the morning we will start our return journey to Sofia. On the way we will stop at one UNESCO site in Bulgaria – Rila monastery – the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula. It is still an active one and monks are still living there. The history of the place could be tracked in the 10th century. You will have guided visit of the complex. Our lunch will be there. You will be able to try the local specialties, the most famous of them is the fresh trout fish. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: CenterAfter that, we will ride to Sofia. You will return the rented bikes and check in the hotel (if your flight is on that day we will transfer you the airport directly. If you depart the next day, also airport transfer is included).Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~340km.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.