Philippi (UNESCO World heritage Site), Kavala and the Aegean Coast (Greece)

Philippi (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greece), Kavala and the Aegean Coast (Greece)


Travel agency: TRAVELAND, BULGARIA (BHFS Travel Partner)

The two-day round trip is an optional excursion and is not covered by the admission fee.

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.  

Tour itinerary:

Day 1– Start at 8.00-8.15 from Banya and 9.00/9.30 am from Ilindentsi/Dolen (Bulgaria) – Visit to the ancient town of Philippi (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greece) and the beautiful coastal town of Kavala (Greece) – Hotel check-in, Kavala.

Day 2 – Breakfast and free time for beach activities in Nea Peramos. 3.00/3.30 pm – departure.    

PRICES per person in a double room:
min. 3 travelers: 165 EUR
min. 5 travelers: 145 EUR
min. 8 travelers: 135 EUR
supplement for a single room: 30 EUR   


The price INCLUDES:

  • An English speaking guide& travel assistant;
  • Round trip transportation;
  • Bed & Breakfast pension in downtown Kavala. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel;
  • Custom fees and tolls;
  • All expenses of the guide& travel assistant and the driver;
  • Sightseeing tours of Philippi and Kavala;
  • Travel insurance.

    The price does NOT INCLUDE: lunches and dinners, drinks, tips, porterage, passport and visa fees, entrance fees and tickets (app. 10-12 EUR), extras and anything not specifically mentioned in "The price includes".   


    Required documents:

  • Passport or ID card for EU citizens;
  • Visa (not required for some countries such as EU and EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan, please, check with your embassy).

    Booking instructions:

  • A request to join in sent to [email protected]. Subject: Philippi, Kavala and the Aegean Coast;
  • A confirmation e-mail about joining in the tour sent to [email protected] latest one month prior to the relevant project's beginning. Subject: Philippi, Kavala and the Aegean Coast – confirmation.


  • Methods of payment: 

    Payment in cash to Traveland upon arrival at your field school venue in Bulgaria.


    Cancellation policy: The participant who confirms his/her participation in the trip and cancels it later than the project's beginning is obliged to pay to Traveland a cancellation fee of 100 EUR. 

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