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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!
... by Thraceans. The Greeks wanted the fertile plains inland and the town of Krenides because of the riches (gold and silver) found in the surrounding mountains. They were unsuccessful in dislodging the Thraceans so the called upon the help of King Phillip II of Macedonia in 356 BC. King Phillip had a large army and wished to expand his kingdom eastward, so he came to the aid of the Greeks and conquered the Thraceans and renamed the ...
... present day Turkey). It was named after Philip II of Macedon, father or Alexander the Great. Originally a Greek city, it became an important Roman colony after a battle involving Brutus and Cassius in 42. In Philippi, as with Tarsus and Thessalonica, townspeople were declared free Roman citizens, with no taxes, self rule and pride in their elite status. Most Philippians followed religious cults linked to a variety of Greek and Roman gods. The Jewish community there was ...
Morning.... Not too shabby a view from our balcony!
The mountains were formed by... Mmm ... Some process I can't remember but they are truly spectacular. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes and are one of the unique landforms of Europe. They tower of the town of Kalambaka and sitting atop is the monastery we will visit today.
We began our day by visiting some of the living monasteries and viewing the extraordinary collection of priceless ...
... days (Acts 16:12). In verse 12, Philippi is called “the chief city of Macedonia” (KJV) or “the leading city of Macedonia” (ESV/NIV). However, another way to translate the Greek text is, “a city of the first district of Macedonia.” Macedonia was divided into four districts for administrative purposes in 168 B.C. and Philippi was located in the first district. But, Philippi was not its leading city. According to the writings of Pliny the Elder ...