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Filippi Archaeological Site

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Address: Kavala, Greece
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Very nice place to visit if you are in Kavala area.

Filipi is 5 km from Kavala and it is very nice place to visit for a day or half. This probably was a great cultural and trading point till 14th of century when was destroyed. You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Filipi is 5 km from Kavala and it is very nice place to visit for a day or half. This probably was a great cultural and trading point till 14th of century when was destroyed. You must find information before to visit this cite, because of the lack of tourists there is not so many guides or people who can... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the front of the entrance the is a big parking spot for buses and cars and very nice green garden with some restaurants and beverage sports. Filippi was an important cultural and commercial point until it was destroyed in the 14th century. It will be better if you find a information about that city before to visit it because... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In this area one can visit the ancient theatre of Filippoi, its town, its roman era but also move on into the Greek middle ages, the Byzantine era. Here a lot of Basilicas are constructed with its highlight the visit of St. Paul and his emprisonment. You can visit his prison and walk through the ancient ruins of the town... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the archeological site. Came to see where St Paul the Apostle visited and encouraged the blossoming Christian community of Philippi (See the Letter to the Philippians in the New Testament). Nearby we discovered the history of the battle of Philippi in 42 BC (Cassius and Brutus defeated by Octavian and Mark Anthony after the assassination of Julius Caesar). Not... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

For such an interesting and important site this place receives too little publicity. The site is huge and takes several hours to get around. Views are magnificent and the history well explained across the site.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia, with characteristic monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The walls and the acropolis, the theatre ,The Palaestra, The Forum....all worth it!! It is a World Heritage Monument (UNESCO) very worthy of a visit. Sincerely very impressed. Wear a hat and lotion on hot days. Enjoy a coffee of some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the site just the other day. We had a very good time. It is historically interesting and unique. The customer service was excellent! Welldone to everybody!

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

see archaeological sites visited only by the elite. can be done on a day trip from kavala, but must know the stop for the return bus. better to go on a weekday, as weekend travel in this part of greece is unreliable. need to change buses at vela.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

interesting place. A huge city with churches and streets. The museum from this site is beautifull. If you go in Filippi, you must to have water (a lot of). or to have coins to buy from automatic machines.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

a large excavation of a late neolithic settlement just outside the city of kavala. it boasts a large and well preserved amphitheatre, among other less well preserved buildings. well worth a visit.

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