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.
Amphipoli, Filippi & Kavala Day Tour from Thessaloniki
Early in the morning departure for the ancient town of Amfipoli, an important center during the ancient period due to its strategic position.
It was famous for events such as the battle of the Spartans and Athenians in 424BC, and as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed.
Continue to Filippi, an important archaeological site and a city founded by King Phillip the 2nd of Macedonia. The site is famous for the battle where the armies of Mark Antony and Octavius met and defeated the armies of Julius Ceasars assassins in 42BC. It was also here that Saint Paul founded his first Christian church in Europe.
After the visit of Filippi, departure to Kavala, a city rich in history, situated in a pleasant natural environment. Built over the ruins of the previous Byzantine fortress and surrounded by well-preserved walls, Kavala is considered to be the ‘’access door’’ of Christianity in Western Europe because Apostle Paul, following one vision, landed there to bring ‘’the good news’’. Visit of the city and return to Thessaloniki late in the afternoon.
- Visit the famous Amphipolis
- See the unique “Lion of Amphipolis” monument
- Visit the important arch. site of Filippi
- Visit Kavala city
- Follow the steps of Apostle Paul at Kavala
- Transport by luxury bus
- Professional and licensed guide
- All taxes
- Entrance fees (12 Euro per person *half price during winter season)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Personal Expenses
- There is pick up service from central located points in Thessaloniki. Please advise your hotel and we will inform you accordingly.