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Filippi Archaeological Site

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Address: Kavala, Greece
Phone Number: +30 251 051 6251
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

First, I was amazed at the size of the site. When we visited there was virtually no one within miles of the place. There were no guides, tours or staff anywhere. I took off on my own with my ipod listening to Peter Gabriel and had a personal experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My wife and I visited here on Saturday Sept 3 with a group of our fellow parishioners including our co-rectors from St Paul's Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA. This was the second visit to Greece by my wife and myself but our first to northern Greece. This is an amazing complex. Even though there is much that has not been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came here on a Bible tour of Greece and Turkey. The apostle Paul visited here and was jailed here, read the Bible story before going. You can walk on the Via Egnatia Roman road in the ruins. It was very hot here in August when we were here, not too many trees. Don't miss the nearby Lydia baptism and... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The history of this site is amaizing. It is a must see! On the other hand I wanted to buy a souvenir and the lady from the shop was extremely rude , she was in hurry , almost throw us out . This is not what a tourist expect to find at such an important site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The archaeological site is huge and there is walking involved. The theater is impressive and the museum is worth visiting (especially in the summer heat)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Look for the Filippi Festival going on during July and August - concerts, ancient theatre and much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Has been added to Unesco lately, and well deserved! Hometown of king Fillipos, father of Alexander the Great! Nice coffee-restaurant establishment right next to the entrance with a lot of green to sit and find some cooling off, with a playground for the kids.

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