Tour of Philippi & Kavala from Thessaloniki

The seafront city of Kavala
Explore the archeological site of Philippi and the historic old town of Kavala. Your first stop is the ruins of Philippi, set east of Thessaloniki. A guide will lead you through this ancient site, sharing its history and cultural significance along the way.

The artifacts and ruins at Philippi span centuries, taking you from the Roman to the Byzantine Empires. Then, in 49/50 CE, St. Paul founded the first European Christian church at Philippi. You'll wander through three magnificent basilicas, the site's famous octagonal complex, and the cathedral dedicated to St. Paul. All were built from the 4th to 6th centuries.

As you head toward the site's museum, you'll admire the old city walls, the Acropolis, the theater, and the forum. After the museum, you'll head south to the seaside city of Kavala. Enjoy a tour of the old town, the aqueduct, and the Church of St. Nicholas. Before returning to Thessaloniki, stroll along Kavala's promenade and grab lunch at a seaside terrace.

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Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 15 Days

Spend just over two weeks soaking up the flavors and history of Greece's two largest cities and nearby highlights with this itinerary. Visit the vibrant neighborhoods of Athens, and indulge in the capital's gastronomic delights on a food tour of its markets. Then head north to Thessaloniki, where you'll visit Byzantine and Ottoman-era sites, and wander the cobbled streets of the historical Ano Poli for magnificent views over the city. Return to Athens for a winery trip and sunset at Cape Sounion. Along the way, you'll stop at important archaeological sites at Delphi, Pella, and Philippi.