The Archaeological site of Philippi, Saint Lydia’s Baptistery and the Battle of Philippi
The Archaeological site of Philippi (Unesco World Heritage site), is the most important archaeological site in Eastern Macedonia. The monuments date back at the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The ancient amphitheater, at the entrance of the archaeological site, is one of the most well preserved theaters in whole country. Moreover, you can visit the Roman Forum (Agora), which was the city’s administrative center, 2 christian churches (Basilica A and Basilica B) and the Octagonal church which was the episcopal church of Philippi.
Last but not least we will visit the Baptistery of Saint Lydia, which is found almost 1 km away from the Archaeological site of Philippi. The Baptistery is built next to the banks of Zigaktis River and it is a quiet and tranquil place. There Lydia of Philippi became the first recorded woman who was baptized a Christian in Europe by Apostle Paul. A temple-baptistery is constructed at the exact place Saint Lydia was baptized and an outdoor baptistery exists next to the banks of Zigaktis River.
Saturday 19 October 2018
Time Schedule: 6pm – 8pm
Price includes the official guide. The entrance fee at the archaeological site is not included.
* Clarification: We won’t visit the Archaeological museum of Philippi
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