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“What a theatre”

Filippi Archaeological Site
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Kavala
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

this stunning theatre has been in use for centuries. I was lucky enough to attend a performance of a modern day comedy which was sufficiently topical for me to have a reasonable understanding of the political points being made - very funny. But go to any performance just to be where thousands have sat before you and soak up the atmosphere, gaze across the plain and get the gist of the play.
Because this theatre is in constant use it is well organised with masses of parking, adequate loos and a taverna. You may have to walk a few hundred yards to the arean entrance and then climb up to the seats - giant steps, be warned if not fully mobile.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The place compines ancient Greece,Roman times,Byzntine times and Christianity!Ask to be toured and you will be trealed!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Dislike: no shade anywhere but inside the museum.
Like: the ruins were very interesting, good value for your money, nice location.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Just 15 Km away from Kavala, on the road to the city of Drama, stand the ruins of the ancient city and the theater. Every summer there is a festival and some great performances going on in this theater. If you have time, just be there...A great sensation.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

The work on restoration and excavation over the last ten years has added to the interest of the site. Theatre is not as impressive as Epidaurus or dodona, but the work restoring the entries gives a better sense of what the theatre was once like. The basilica in the upper site are needs more explanatory signage. The lower forum area, onthe other side of the via egnatia, is well worth a. Visit. Great overview of the area from the stairway leading down from the upper site. Look at the pavement as you walk around the forum. There are numerous gameboards scratched into the pavement. On the far side of the forum near the entrance to the collapsed basilica, there is a graffiti drawing of an eagle--presumably left by one of the Roman veterans settled in the city. The huge public latrine beyond the basilica (and related to an earlier structure) is interesting. The newer excavation area at the far end of the forum,beyond the ancient library, includes an octagonal church. The new museum at the far end of the site is worth a visit, but it is not an easy stroll from the rest of the site. The supportingbuoldings for this site have had thereups and downs over the years. At the moment there is a small cafe area, a reasonable restroom, and a grassy area.

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