Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala

Day Trips & Excursions in Thessaloniki

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Relive the glory of Philippi archaeological site and its incredible ruins, which reveal the importance and wealth of this ancient Macedonian city over the course of 10-hours. See magnificent places such as Lydia's Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. Marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum as well as the city of Kavala before returning back to Thessaloniki at the end of the day.
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.

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned Motorcoach
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Professional guide during the tour
  • VAT and all legal taxes included
  • Entry/Admission - The Greek Agora and Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Lydia's Baptistery

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums (6,00€ per person up to now, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture)
  • Drinks and beverages during all meals
  • Gratuities
  • Anything that is not specified in the program as included


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly