The Archaeological Museum of Philippi

The Archaeological Museum of Philippi

The Archaeological Museum of Philippi
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It is located at the end of the ancient site a little bit hard to reach it without any signs to guide you.
The building is a new one easily accessible by everyone.
The interior was very beautiful with lots of things to see and many details.
A very nice experience
Written February 23, 2022
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Kostyantyn V
Dnipro, Ukraine1,029 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The museum is one of the most interesting museums of the kind I've ever visited.

The exhibition is very well presented, with many exhibits being of interest not only to scientific public, but for regular visitors as well.

I liked a lot the big collection of anscient coins.

The museum, apart from its obvious value, is also a great escape from the summer heat.
Written May 30, 2019
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ChamL
Lynchburg, VA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
My wife and I and a group of friends including our co-rectors of St. Paul's Episcopal Church from Lynchburg, VA visited here on Saturday Sept 3. What a spectacular place. It is unbelievable how much of the site has been excavated but also how much more is still to be unearthed. Of particular interest to us were the connections with early Christianity and St. Paul in particular. We have been to many ruins and this is one of the best.
Written September 9, 2016
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Bill S
Grand Rapids, MN248 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
You can walk here while visiting ancient Philippi, but we drove around the site due to accessibility issues. It’s too far to walk if you struggle with that. And driving to the museum requires mountain goat status to get up the hill from the parking area. It’s not air conditioned, and hotter inside than out in summer. There is no seating or benches in the museum. Do I sound like I’m whining? Good, because I am. The opportunity to share such beautiful and wonderful history, but they ruin it through poor design. What a waste.
Written September 13, 2023
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Wendy S
Blackshear, GA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The site and museum and very interesting and beautiful. Easily accessible from the main road, friendly workers, well maintained, you can walk just about anywhere on the property, signs were in Greek and English, all of the staff spoke English. It's very neat to see the place where Paul and Silas were in prison, and just think about what the city must have been like 2000 years ago. Of course, we have no ruins this old in America, so it's just a cool experience. We ate at the restaurant on site, it was delicious and affordable. Be aware that the site closes at 3:00 during the Winter months. The restaurant doesn't, however. We also walked to the nearby town, and found some neat shops and yummy Baklava. A great experience and well worth the drive!
Written March 20, 2015
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rascall
Thundersley, UK355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Fantastic historical site. Very interesting but it is well recommended that you go with a guide to fully appreciate this magnificent place.
Written October 27, 2019
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hachikyan
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A very interesting and well-organized place with great guides and a good brochure. during the winter price is 3 euros and in summer is 6 euros
Written July 2, 2019
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Kim M
Walnut Creek, CA121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is the place where St. Paul was apparently imprisoned and Octavian and Antony fought Brutus and Cassius's forces. We went during a rain storm, which cleared up just long enough for us to explore the Classical-Byzantine-Roman ruins and museum. We even walked up to the top of the acropolis after being warned about snakes on the trail. Instead of snakes, we came across a large tortoise. Only a handful of other visitors were there, to our surprise, but it was probably because of the rain. Located in the town of Krinides, ancient Philippi is NOT in the middle of nowhere and there is a restaurant on site. Bus transportation is convenient from either Kavala or Drama, and the bus stop is a very short walk from the entrance. In Krinides, there are restaurants and a bar-cafe with covered outdoor seating, where we dried off and watched a dog prance around town with a freshly dead chicken in his mouth.
Written November 12, 2018
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theschulzefam
Green Bay, WI31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We walked by the Amphitheater, through the museum then, out to the city of Philippi.
It's seems surreal when you look at how compact the city was and yet the size of its gates, & how the city was laid out. Wow, these were smart & talented people!
You can almost see and hear the hustle & bustle of life when Paul was beaten, thrown in prison and the events that followed thereafter. Helps to put things in perspective!!!
Written September 9, 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We drove on a sunny day here and we were not disappointed, despite getting lost a couple of times. The archaeological site is large, with many rocks lying around, and a few columns still standing, reminders of a great past. One of the jewels of the site is the ancient theatre. It is well preserved and in good condition. This was the main reason for us visiting this archaeological site. We were glad we made it! After looking around the site for a considerable amount of time we visited the museum, and once again, we were not disappointed. It is not big, but it holds quite a few significant artifacts, from long ago, from the Neolithic times, around 5000 BC, right through to Christian times, around the 2nd or third century. THe 6 euro ticket price includes entry to the archaeological site and the museum. Opening times are 8-3pm every day, except Monday (closed), in winter, and 8am-8pm, everyday, except Monday (1pm-7.30pm), in Summer. The 3 pm closing time is very strict, usually no entry after 2.30 pm! There is some wheelchair access.
Written July 22, 2017
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