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Filippi Archaeological Site

Kavala, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kavala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The ruins were very well preserved. The grounds were nice with a great restaurant located in the center. Nice green lawn with outdoor tables. Food was very good as well. Nice outing for a day.

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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

worth visiting,i recommend to everyone who visit Kavala city of course to come and see Filippi Archaeological .and ask Dimitris to tell you some useful information about

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Florida, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ancient Theater of Philippi is a lovely site that you must take time to see once you are in Kavala. The old forum is amazing. It is really worth seeing. Make sure to ask what time you can visit.

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Néa Péramos, Kavala, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An ancient city where the Via Egnatia passed from and many exiled people met. A great blending of people from Thassos (the founders) Thracians , Macedonians, people from Pontus,Romans Bulgarians met, integrated and assimilated.One of the greatest battles in antiquity takes place between Roman armies on both sides.Do you homework before going there.

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On our drive from Halkidiki/Sithonia to Thassos, Philippi was a well worth break. A fascinating selection of historical milestones in Byzantine, Roman and Christian history with the remains of buildings clear enough to get imagination of great ancient times going. We were there in July and the heat was painful, so be aware of seaking shadow and bring water. Also... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great archaeological site, but without any signs. When we was visiting (2012) there was no guides on site. We wondered all around without any clue what we were looking at.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

we had a suprising visit on the site. It is amazing what is situated on the site. Go see this, it is worth the trip. Mind the heat and the site closes at 15.00.

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Potsdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is a must visit place. is almost out of thinking that exists a whole theatre of ancient greece. i hope in my next visit i can attend a theatrical play. you feel the vibe of the earth,is an experience there's also a museum, worths a visit. if you ll be in town, have some miles,it is outside of the... More

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Philippi was built by Macedonians and expanded by the Romans. Paul preached Christianity here and it became a major religious center. Earthquakes doomed most of the buildings. Strolling through the ancient ruins is delightful. Don't miss the museum.

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Kavala, Greece
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

..........and a museum, aw many visitorw tend to forg;et to vitit the museum next to the ruins. Named after Philippos (the father of Alexander the Great) it was an importand crossroad in ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. In the summertimetime there are concerts and ancient commedy or tragedy plays, it is an experiesnce to be there one such night.

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