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“Nice ruins- poor opening times”
Review of Ancient Amphipolis

Ancient Amphipolis
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Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Amfipoli
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Owner description: Near Philippi, excellent small museum, several byzantine churches with lovely mosaics, some roofed and therefore always available for viewing, a Hellenistic house, a gymnasium area, wooden bridge footings from classical period, extensive city walls; most of the archaeological remains are fenced off and you need to pay a guard from the museum to come with keys. Site is interesting and museum's great.
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Incredible ruins- especially the lion. However, the museum attendant would not allow us in the museum despite the fact it was signed as being open- it was just 13.30. But maybe this is just out of peak tourist season.
Watch out for the signing as it can be quite confusing.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank amiragalal
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

It was past mid-September and unfortunately we did not have a lot of time and so decided to get a bird's eye view of these ruins which we had not expected to be so spread out.

We first ended up in the town and stopped at the museum and afterwards drove down the hill to see the fortifications and the bridge of Amphipolis. Following a brief stop here, we drove to the site of the Lion of Amphipolis is located, standing 8 meters tall and a popular destination for visitors. It is awesome!

We next drove Northeast to the Kasta Burial Mound located outside the small village of Mesolakia. The Kasta is an ancient macedonian tomb and the largest ever discovered in Greece (the perimeter is 500 meters long).The identity of the burial remains unknown and excavation is continuing and therefore the site is not open to the public.And so at the end of the dirt road leading to the entrance of excavation site, we made a U-turn at the barrier but were happy to have come so close to the Kasta Mound.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Joseph G
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We weren't expecting anything as brilliant as this site. Fortunately we had a great guide, Angelika. She is an archaeologist and incredibly knowledgeable. She made the history come alive for the city in all its various stages beginning in the 7th century BCE. Also the nearby plains of Philippi is where the legions of Mark Anthony caught up with and defeated the army of Brutus and Cassius after the murder of Julius Caesar. The history is palpable.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Hi D
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

So much history!! Make sure to hire a guide to take you here. My favorite things were the theater - standing in the middle and hearing my normal voice project up to the (modern day) sound booth; Paul's jail cell as church tradition has passed down; the ancient toilets you also see in Ephesus; and the mosaic tiles above the tomb that was recently excavated. Such a neat site!!!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank moosemanOU
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

After leaving the highway you can have a quick look at The Lion Monument just over the bridge.Then up to the town to see the museum.There are signs to the lion monument and the museum.Then you can see The Wooden Bridge and the other 3 archaeological sights.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank stevenr553
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