Your Macedonian Experience begins from Alexandra Beach in Thassos.
Take a morning ferry to the mainland and board an air-conditioned bus/coach for a 1½ hour drive to the archaeological site of Philippi, where you will meet your professional guide.
Philippi is among the richest remnants of ancient Macedonia. Built by Phillip II—the father of Alexander the Great—in 356 BC, it is a peerless showcase of ruined Christian basilicas, Roman Forums, and Greek theaters spanning some 14 centuries.
See what’s left of the prison where the Apostle Paul is said to have been jailed and view the towering peaks of Mt. Pangaion through the crumbling ramparts of a once-imposing citadel.
Your next would be a famous winery in the area of Drama, where you will taste different kind of wines and also to have a light snack.
Re-board your coach for a one-hour drive to Allistrati village, where an optional lunch is available (payable direct).
Stretching for 25,000 square meters, the cave of Alistrati is among the largest and most beautiful in Greece, housing a rare array of crystalline and mineral stalactites and stalagmites.
Your guide is a cave specialist who will guide you through these fascinating stone corridors and tell you what they reveal about the history of the surrounding landscape.
The sediment in the cave dates back two million years and there are many features of interest to paleontologists. At one point in the tour, you enter an open space with an impressive 30-meter ceiling.
Your two-hour return drive will be highlighted by a stop at a sweet shop in Keramoti for a free sample of a traditional Greek confection. There will also be a restroom on site.
A late afternoon ferry will drop you back at Alexandra Beach in Thassos.