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Krinides, Kavala, East Macedonia & Thrace

Acropolis of Filippi

or Tower of Krinides  
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Acropolis of Filippi
Location:
On a hill close to Krinides overlooking the archaeological site of ancient Filippi
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Kavala
Municipality > Town:
City of Kavala
• Krinides
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 265 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
10th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ancient Filippi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.

The Acropolis of Filippi is on a hill above the main site. Its is an ancient acropolis dated back to 4th century BC. It has passed several construction phases, one of them being the Byzantine fortification of the 10th century, some remains of which are still visible today.

The tower is from the late-Byzantine reriod (around the 14th century).


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