Visit to the archaeological site of Philippi and the first Christian baptism site on European soil. In year 49, the apostle Paul founded the first Christian church in Europe in the small Macedonian Philippi place near the present city of Kavala. On the banks of a creek he baptized a woman named Lydia to the first Christian on European soil. Here you will be baptized until today outdoors.Discover the history of Greece in Philippi. This town was founded in 361 BC as a mining town and expanded five years later by Macedonian king Philip II and also named after him. Here 42 BC, the Battle of Antony and Octavian against Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius took place. Later, the city gained importance as the first Christian community in Europe. Many institutions of public life are still very well preserved, such as the forum and the Acropolis. You will be guided through the archaeological sites and also have the ability alone to look more closely.The image of Kavala is dominated by a huge aqueduct and the Byzantine castle that overlooks the picturesque old town from the Ottoman era. During a tour of the old town, visit the historic old houses of the "Panagia", as the old Kavala's called. You will visit the church of Agios Nikolaos and the birthplace of Mehmet Ali. Enjoy a typical Greek coffee with an amazing view of the city of Kavala.
about 5-6 hours/by request, break for lunch (not included)
visitation of Philippi (admission included), Lydia's baptism site, city of Kavala
typical Greek coffee
Number of participants:
from only 2 persons with transfer from/to hotel by request possible