Take a trip back in time. Reveal in the incredible work that was done by those before us. You will get to visit the Philippi archeological site which is home to some of the most remarkable ruins in the region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace. The significance of these ruins goes beyond serving as a simple landmark of the area. Instead, it reveals how important and wealthy the ancient Macedonian city was at the time.
This family friendly experience will start at 08:30 from the port of Limenas. By 10:00 we will be in the archeological site of Philippi where we will see the ancient theatre, the ruins of Byzantine churches, the ancient egnatia road and the prison of Saint Paul! Philippi is the first city in Europe that Saint Paul visited in 49 a.D in order to spread the new religion of Christianity! It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to see the site of Philippi and from Philippi it takes 10 minutes to reach the village of Lydia, where Saint Paul baptized the first Christian woman in Europe. There is an octagonal baptistery beautifully decorated next to river Zigaktis, the so-called river Jordan of Europe.
The city of Κavala is 20 minutes away from Philippi and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, all built amphitheatrical on the slopes of mount Simvolon! The most important monuments of Κavala are its old churches, its fortress, the ancient walls, the aqueduct and the monument of Saint Paul!
After lunch by the sea front we get back to the port of keramoti early in the afternoon.
You can choose between private and group tours. Price will be modified accordingly. We show you the cheapest rate per person for a group of people. You will get to ride around in a spacious and comfortable sedan/van/bus with a specially-trained driver and your licensed tour guide.
The whole excursion will start at 08:30 and last 7 hours. This will cover all the key landmarks that you would need to visit and any breaks that you might need in between.
All our excursions abide by the stipulated health and safety measures regarding COVID-19. From the time the driver shows up at your pick-up location to when they drop you off, all criteria specified by the health ministry will be observed. You are urged to follow all ministry of health regulations. All the areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned. The number of visitors will be limited to reduce crowds and maintain social distancing.
As a requirement, all customers will be required to bring and wear masks.
You are free to cancel your Ancient Thassos excursion up to 48 hours in advance. Just give us a call and provide us with your email address, or email us, providing us with your name and your booking details.
The whole excursion will start at 08:30 and last 10 hours. This will cover all the key landmarks that you would need to visit and any breaks that you might need in between.
The bus is accessible by wheelchair. As such, the excursion can accommodate interested parties who might be using wheelchairs. We do not provide any child seats, meaning that infants will have to sit on laps. This means that an adult must accompany all children on the trip. Minimal hiking might be required, so please do keep that in mind. However, most travelers can still enjoy the Island tour Thassos experience.
Hotel pick-up is only available at specific hotels within the central area of Thassos island. As such, please be sure to make inquiries ahead of time. You will confirm whether your hotel is included on the list. If they are not, we will walk you through how we can organize for pick-up.
Following your booking on the site, you should receive a confirmation email with all the information and contact details about your excursion. If you cannot find it, kindly check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please give us a call promptly.
Bring with you a pair of walking shoes, a camera, along with sunscreen.
If you have always been fascinated by historical sites in Greece, then our excursion is perfect for you. Suppose you ever wanted to visit notable archeological sites in Thassos to understand how people in the days of old lived, what made them tick and defined their lives. In that case, our tour is perfect for you. It is a trip that is just as informative as it is entertaining. You will get to draw tremendous value and a ton of memories from it.
So go ahead and book with us Potos Tours. It will be the experience of a lifetime, priceless in every sense of the word, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life.