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TripAdvisor Reviews Crystal Studio'S Skála Potamiás
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... on the beaches at night and drank too much retsina one night and missed going out to the island Thassos which is just off the coast from here because we weren't feeling too good in the morning!
There is a well preserved acqueduct in the town and a huge city wall and fort on top of the hill, overlooking the port and fishing boats. Again there are lots of cafés and delicious cake shops!
... and Antony had a falling out and a battle ensued between them which Antony lost. Octavian declared himself Emperor and thus the end of the Republic of Rome ensued.
However, another important event in 49 AD occurred when Apostle Paul founded the first Christian church on European soil here. Paul had traveled here through Ephesus from Antioch. He met a wealthy merchant woman, Lydia, who sold purple cloth. He converted her and her ...
... and his companions to stay with them. A strong, mainly gentile, Christian community developed in Philippi. They met in the homes of wealthier members. Two women, Euodia and Syntache, appear to have been leaders of household based communities. Paul and his companions followed the Jewish synagogue system of appointing local elders to lead Christian communities after they had gone. These elders were called presbyters. Paul wanted community members and leaders to know ...
... and men must wear long pants. There were some very serious looking nuns at the entrance so there was no arguing with them. The convent and buildings date back to the 16th century, and are all stunningly beautiful, with roses and gardens within the walls. Supplies were brought in via a basket and pulley system.
We then stopped for a group photo with the most spectacular monastery (used in a James Bond movie) that sat on top of a pinnacle. One monk ...
... want the comforts of home? You stay home.
Great consistency of Babooshka and the Engineer always being last for the bus. U/K and the Smoker aren't coming, a bit odd when one weighs some time in Thassos compared to a full day in Kavala.
Decided I would go for a dip in the Aegean but that meant beach safety consideration. Just took enough money for the day and only the camera will be of value in the backpack [nil of course happened].
It was an hour to get ...