Philippi (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greece), Kavala and the Aegean Coast (Greece)
This excursion is optional for the following field schools and it is not covered by the admission fee:
- Workshop on Vernacular Balkan Architecture: Rhodope Mountains
- The Birth of Europe - Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi
Travel agency: Traveland, Bulgaria (BHFS Travel Partner)
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia. It is situated on the Bay of Kavala. In Antiquity the name of the city was Neapolis (“New City”) and in the Middle ages it was named Christoupolis (“City of Christ”). The city was founded in the late 7th century BC by settlers from Thassos. It was one of several Thassian colonies along the coastline, all founded in order to take advantage of rich gold and silver mines, especially those located in the nearby Pangaion Hills.
Philippi was a city in eastern Macedonia and its original name was Crenides ("Fountains") after its establishment by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC. The city was renamed by Philip II of Macedon in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest. The present municipality, Filippoi, is located near the ruins of the ancient city and is part of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace in Kavala. It was made a World Heritage Site in 2016.
Price per person: 145 EUR (Minimum group size 6 pax)
Option - Price per person: 155 EUR (Minimum group size 5 pax)
Option - Price per person: 175 EUR (Minimum group size 4 pax)
The prices approximate.
The tour/price includes:An English speaking guide& travel assistantRound trip transportationBed & Breakfast pension in downtown Kavala with double rooms. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotelCity taxes All expenses of the guide& travel assistant and the driverSightseeing tours of Philippi and KavalaTravel insurance
The tour/price does not include:
- Lunches and dinners
- Museum tickets and entry fees (app. 10-12 EUR)
- Passport & Visa fees
- Single room accommodation (additional 40 EUR)