KERAMOTI-FILIPPOI-LYDIA: Indicative price 110 €
CHRISOUPOLI-FILIPPOI-LYDIA Indicative price 100 €
Philippi – Lydia: Visit to the archeological site of Filippi, the first Christian city in Europe, where apostle Paul talked about the new religion in AD 49. Visitors can see the ancient theatre of Philippi, built in BC 356, where nowadays can host the Philippi Festival. Basilica A is the biggest basilica in the Balkans where we can see Apostle Paul’s prison. In the south side of the site is still stand a part of the ancient Via Egnatia, the most important route of the ancient world, the forum and the colonnade of ancient agora, the ancient market place and the remains of Basilica B with the well preserved Roman toilets. The visit ends in Octagon church with the remarkable mosaic floors, the graves of Hellenistic period, the paleochristian Baptistery, the episcopal church and the baths.
Then we visit St. Lydias baptistery, the first Christian in Europe who was baptized by apostle Paul in Zigaktis River. In that river we can see an outdoor baptistery where baptisms still take place.