On the way to Kavala, after the bridge of Strimona river, between low hills, lie the ruins of ancient
Amphipolis. Amphipolis was an ancient city built on the river Strimona. The first contact is made by crossing the old bridge over the Strimona river, where one statue of the Lion of Amfipolis.After then moving northeast at a distance of about 7 km encounters situated between the village of New Amphipolis and New Mesolakkias where the circular hill Kasta or tumulus Kasta, known as (Tomb of Amphipolis). Two other tombs preserved in the region. One has desploiment by looters but the other contained wonderful inscriptions wich is now exposed at the museum of Kavala.At village of Amphipolis is also the
homonymous archaeological museum exhibits findings from prehistoric times show the continuous human presence from the Middle Neolithic until the Early Iron Age (5000 B.C. - 750 B.C.), since ancient times, the classic Hellenistic period, the Roman times up to the Early Christian and Byzantine times.
The city of Kavala is built at the foot of the mountain Symbolo and is the third largest town of Makedonia. It's a beautiful, and historic city, amphitheatrical built by the sea, combining everything that can excite a discerning visitor. Mountain and sea, picturesque and modern life, archaeological and exciting tours. Kavala is a worth visited town, located 165km far from Thessaloniki.
One of the most important and the most glorious history archaeological sites of the prefecture is Philippi, who were one of the major cities of eastern Macedonia. The area of Philippi inhabited by indigenous least the Neolithic Age continuously. The history of the settlement of Philippi begins in 360/359 B.C. when settlers from Thasos founded the first city Krinides. When in 356 B.C.breath down by neck by the Thracians, seek the help of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great). He, foreseeing the economic and strategic importance of the city, occupied, fortified and renamed it
In Roman times Philippi was the greatest city in eastern Macedonia, situated in a very strategic position in the middle of a rich region goods. After the battle of Philippi (42 B.C.) was converted into a Roman colony and colonized by the Romans twice. Excavations began in Philippi in 1914 by the French Archaeological School. The findings are exposed at the Archaeological Museum of Philippi.
7,5 Hour Excursion
08:00 Departure from Thessaloniki
09:30 Arrival at Amphipolis .Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Amphipolis
10:30 Departure from Amphipolis
11:15 Arrival at Philippi. Visit the archaeological sites.
12: 15Departure from Philippi
12:45 Arrival at Kavala, coffee stop
13:30 Departure from Kavala
15:30 Arrival in Thessaloniki
Cost: Premium Taxi (
1-4) 270 € / Minivan (
5-8) 320 €