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Archaeological Museum of Philippi
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The ancient city of Philippi is the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia and is located 15 km from Kavala and 21 km from Drama.

The colony of Krinides was founded in 360 BC by Thassians who chose the location because of the wealth of the region. The city flourished during the Hellenistic period. During this period the wall, the theater, various public buildings and many private homes were constructed. The passing of the "Egnatia" road through Philippi, during the 2nd century BC, gave the city even more importance and turned it into a benchmark in the region.

Modern archaeological researches began in 1914 and continue until today. The corresponding archaeological museum of Philippi was built in the 1960's.

Unfortunately this old building presented over the years multiple problems. Thus it was necessary to renovate it completely, which was done in 2006 and so the musuem opened its doors again in 2009.

With this new form, the visitor can admire all the finds from excavations in two sections.

Section A
The first section is housed on the ground floor (380 sqm) and is presenting archaeological (inscriptions, sculptures, pottery, coins, jewelry), historical and visual material of the marvelous city of Philippi and the region from prehistoric times up until the end of Roman antiquity.

Section B
The second section is housed on the first floor (205 sqm) and is presenting the Christian city (inscriptions, architectural mosaics, pottery, coins) from pre-christian days up until the final desolation of the city in the late 14th century.


Contact information
Provincial Road Platamonas - Adriani
64003 Krinides
Tel: (+30) 2510 516251
Fax: (+30) 2510 622 810

Opening hours
01st April to 31st October
Tuesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

01 November to 31 March
Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tickets (valid for Archaeological Museum of Philippi, Philippi)
General admission: 2 €
Reduced: 1 €