01 June 2018

#1616 Greece

Philippi (GreekΦίλιπποιPhilippoi) was a city in eastern Macedonia, in the Edonis region. Its original name was Crenides (GreekΚρηνῖδεςKrenides "Fountains") after its establishment by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC. The city was renamed by Philip II of Macedon in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest. The present municipality, Filippoi, is located near the ruins of the ancient city and is part of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace in KavallaGreece. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2016

Thank you, Dimitris !

Received on: May 28, 2018

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