Sites & cities that bear the name of Philippi


Today in : Greece
First trace of activity : 360 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Κρηνῖδες, Krenides, Crenides, Φίλιπποι, Philippoi, Philippes, Filibedjschik

Description : Philippi (/fɪˈlɪpaɪ, ˈfɪləˌpaɪ/; Greek: Φίλιπποι, Philippoi) was a major Greek city northwest of the nearby island, Thasos. Its original name was Crenides (Greek: Κρηνῖδες, Krenides "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 Kavala, Greece. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.

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