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Sito Archeologico di Filippi

Kavala, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Kavala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Potsdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very impressive with archaeological work ongoing. It would be amazing to attend a concert there. Maybe next time! Much needed refreshments were also available as it was very hot in August.

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Kavala, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It is an interesting archeological coplex and is pretty well preserved. It takes about 2 hours to circle it and look around. There is a good place to eat next to it. Not recommended to visit it in the summer as there are snakes around and it is too hot to walk around the stones.

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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place has been selected by the government as the participation of the country for the Unesco award. It is unique in its own way, since it is the first place in the western world where christianity was taught. you should admire the ancient theatre, the paths that st Paul followed, the place where he was encarcelated, the battlefield of... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Historical place of great interest. If you dont visit it its like you never visited North Greece.I liked it very much because it reminded us of the tremendous achievements of Alexander the Great.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great place, the remainders of a whole ancient Greek town actually. It could have been a little bit more taken care of. There are signs in Greek and English only (Bulgarian or Russian could be added as many visitors come from bulgarian and russian speaking countries). Interesting museum with exhibits of 4.000 years old! Do not miss the second floor!... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We spent a beautiful day in the archeological area of Phillippi and the city of Kavala. The excavations of Philippi are very well preserved and the story goes back up to 361 BC. The forum and the Acropolis are still very well preserved. The city of Kavala is built beautifully on the hillside of the mountain Simvolon with a very... More

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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

from Philip and Alexander The Great to footsteps of Apostle Paul, PHILIPPI is a unique place full of Greek history and art. To book in advance an organized tour is the best way to know and feel everything there..... -The ancient city of Philippi built on the fringes of the marshes that occupied the south-east part of the plain of... More

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