Philippi, 17 km from Kavala, is one of the most important archeological sites in the region. Here, the Apostle Paul, in 49 A.D. first preached the teachings of Christianity in Europe and baptised the first European Christian woman, Lydia, in the river Zygakti.
Archaeological Site of Philippi
In the Archaeological Museum of Philippi, situated in the archaeological site, you can see finds from the prehistoric settlement of Dikli Tas and from the Hellenistic, Roman and early Christian periods of Philippi.
Archaeological Museum of Philippi
Within the archaeological site the ancient theatre is preserved. It is an important monument where, every summer a festival with many major theatrical and musical events takes place.