ARCHAEOLOGICAL-RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS AND AREAS

Archaeological Site of Philippi

  The Philippi (ancient Krinides) was an important city, inhabited continuously from the Neolithic to the Roman period. The culmination of its glory was the Hellenistic period. Philip was worshiped as a god in the area, having found two mosques in his honor, as well as an inscription that mentions the fact that he was worshiped at the same time as Jupiter. Even more interesting is that at the same point, in AD 52, Apostle Paul comes to declare Christianity and establish the first church on European territory. Very close is the pilgrimage of Saint Lydia, where the Apostle baptized the first Christian.

Monastery of Nikitas

  Monastery of Women located in a rocky, uneven but green area between the villages of Mavrochori, Elafohori, Dysvato and Stegno in the mountainous area of ​​Nestos. It was built at the point where the miraculous icon of Christ's Metamorphosis - that "flounders" when it wants to warn of great events- was found.

Archaeological Museum

  Next to the park, in the left of the harbor, watching the sea, is the most important of Greece, where objects of stone and clay from the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age are exhibited among others.

Tobacco Museum

  In the center of Kavala there is the Tobacco Museum, which reminds of the old days of the city, which was full of life, when all the society was organized around the smoke. See tools, library and tributes to the tobacco clubs of the time.

Church of Panagia Pangiotissa (Halil Bey)

  It is located above the village of Khartocopi where its holy image was miraculously found.

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