Ancient Theatre of Filippi

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The ancient theatre of Filippi is an important and remarkable monument. It is located at the feet of the acropolis and it is supported on the eastern wall of the city of Filippi. Eventhough it has sustained many changes throughout the centuries and some interventions so that it can host the Filippi Festival, it still preserves many of its original elements.

Opposite the ancient theatre of Filippi there are the ruins of the ancient city. The ancient city took its name in 356 b.c. after the father of Alexander the Great, Filippos the II.

The excavations have brought to light ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Paleochristian period.The octagon, the Roman forum, the paleochristian basilicas and parts of the city walls, are some of the most well known.

The ancient theatre of Filippi is an important and remarkable monument. It is located at the feet of the acropolis and it is supported on the eastern wall of the city of Filippi. Eventhough it has sustained many changes throughout the centuries and some interventions so that it can host the Filippi Festival, it still preserves many of its original elements.

Opposite the ancient theatre of Filippi there are the ruins of the ancient city. The ancient city took its name in 356 b.c. after the father of Alexander the Great, Filippos the II.

The excavations have brought to light ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Paleochristian period.The octagon, the Roman forum, the paleochristian basilicas and parts of the city walls, are some of the most well known.

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