Thessaloniki, historically also known as Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. An area of great historic importance and a crossroad of so many civilizations and cultures, can offer a selection of Thessaloniki private and organised tours and shore excursions, including Thessaloniki city tour, day tour to Vergina , trips to Dion archaeological site or even Phillipi day tour for those interested not only in history but also to biblical and pilgrimage tours.
Thessaloniki honorific title is, literally “co-capital”, and stands as a reference to its historical status as the “co-reigning” city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.The city’s name derived from the original appellation in Greek: Thessalo-niki, literally translating to “Thessalian Victory” and in origin the name of the princess, Thessalonike of Macedonia.
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, HELEXPO the international yearly exhibition, events and vibrant cultural life in general and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital.
Philippi-Kavala & Amfipoli Full Day Private tour from Thessaloniki
A complex trip which gives you the opportunity to follow into St. Paul’s footsteps, which will introduce to you the Ancient town of Filippi and the modern city of Kavala. But first we will visit Amfipoli and see the famous Lion of Amfipolis!
Then we leave to the Ancient town of Filippi, a settlement founded by Alexander the Great’s father, where we shall visit the basilica, the theater, the Roman forum, the cell where Apostle Paul was imprisoned but also the Octagon Church-the first Christian church of Europe.
Later we will arrive in Kavala, 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 or to see Muhammad Ali’s house. Early in the evening, we drive back to Thessaloniki and your hotel.
- Visit the archaeological site of Philippi
- Visit the place where Apostle Paul was imprisoned
- Follow St Paul’s footsteps
- Visit Amfipoli
- See the famous Lion of Amfipolis
- Visit the picturesque city of Kavala
- Free time for a walk or shopping in Kavala
- Entrance fees
- Professional and licensed English speaking guide
- Transportation by a deluxe vehicle (depending on the group’s size)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Personal expenses
- We offer pick-up from central Thessaloniki hotels. For other languages as well as on Sunday and public holidays extra fees may apply.