Filippi Archaeological Site

Filippi Archaeological Site, Krinides

Filippi Archaeological Site

Filippi Archaeological Site
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Rick T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN156 contributions
Theater, huge forum (suggesting that the city was quite large in its heyday), multiple basilicas. Different areas will be closed off when you visit depending on where archaeological work is active. We were especially moved by walking on the Roman road that St. Paul almost certainly trod. Very exposed: don't forget your hat!
Written 22 June 2022
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
We stopped here on our trip from Thessaloniki to Kavala, after visiting the Eikosifoinissa Convent. There was plenty of room to park even with several bus groups. After paying 6 E each, using a Visa card, we entered the large site beginning with the Theater. Continuing along the ridge, there were long views of the Forum until arriving at Basilica B. Just above was the museum. After viewing its statuary and rare tomb discoveries, we returned on the Forum’s lower level with close views of the Basilica A ruins. Wonderful archaeological site with ruins from the 4th C BC to the 14th C.
Written 29 April 2022
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,292 contributions
From the time you enter you realise how big this ancient city was. So many things to see and area to visit.
Unfortunately we visited very late and we didnt have the time to explore it all. Also there were some constructions on the site which made it harder to go around.
Written 23 February 2022
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL729 contributions
This was a great site and learning experience. The ancient theater is very impressive and was being set up for a modern concert as I walked through. There are the remains of a Byzantine cathedral, a Roman forum and baths as well as many other Greek & Roman ruins and the prison of St. Paul. Spend a few hours here. Learn about the battle between the inheritors of Julius Caesar and his assassins which happened here as well.
Written 9 October 2021
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GodfatherOxford
Oxford54 contributions
We began at the museum end- saw that first and then started to explore- it is huge- on a hot day quite tiring so bring water and pace yourselves. We also found two wild tortoises nearby- an added bonus
Written 26 September 2021
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Susan G
Durham, UK141 contributions
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Another great archeological site in Greece, not crowded due to covid. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommended.
Written 18 July 2021
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Visit Kavala
Kavala, Greece37 contributions
The region of Philippi is connected to many exceptional historical figures and events that shaped the Western world. Stunning monuments, which have survived until today, are evidence of the long history of the cultures that interacted and grew in this region.

The Early Christian monuments of Philippi are among the best-preserved of their type and for this historical period in the whole world!
Written 29 January 2020
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Richard D
San Diego, CA172 contributions
Philipiii was named after Philip of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the Great of Macedonia. St. Paul established the first Christian community in Europe at Philippi. He wrote one of his epistles to the Philippians. Plan to spend a ½ day or more here. You can spend less time and see the major up front area but to see major parts of this site, more time is better. The longer visit allows a sense of immersion and walking through history.

The site continues to be uncovered and reconstructed. Amphitheaters, a basilica, baths, columns, towers, a prison, a market place and administrative spaces are among the things to see. The attached museum requires a modest entry fee but has many treasures to appreciate.
Written 21 October 2019
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Ioana
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It was informative to know all about the buildings in Filippi. We have a great tour guide who explained to us many of the rocks there.
Written 8 October 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
We visited this site as part of a tour group from a cruise docked in Kavala. We spent more than 2 hours with a guide who talked too much and gave us far too much detail. She didn't seem to realise that many of the group had become bored and disconnected.
This is an extensive site. It is exposed, with little shelter. It was very hot the day we were there. Make sure you have plenty of water with you. There is a lot of history here, but there is also not that much to see other than lots of stones. You need a vivid imagination. The amphitheatre is the best part of the site and quite impressive, but not large as amphitheatres go.
At the entrance/exit there is a shop and cafe.
The day we were there the toilets had no running water in the loos or in the sinks.
We have been to much more interesting archeological sites than this one.
Written 2 October 2019
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