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... very funny. They were these two gorgeous sisters in their 80s who had moved to Berri in S.A. in 1958 and lived there and then moved to Adelaide when their children went to Uni. They were back in Greece visiting a cousin. We had a lovely chat to them and they were so happy that we were from Australia too!
I remembered some of the coastline from when I passed through nearly 40 years ago. We ...
KAVALA, GREECE, 0CTOBER 9, 2014
Kavala is a major Greek port on the East coast of Greece across from the island of Thassos in Macedonia area of Greece. This is the area of the apostle Paul. Kavala was originally a small fishing village settled by Greeks from Thassos. At that time it was called Neopolis meaning "new city". The apostle Paul made two trips here, the second being the more famous of the two.
At this time the area ...
... for a synagogue. They met for prayer by the River outside the city, where interested gentiles joined them. Around 49 AD, Paul, Timothy and Silvanus climbed the Roman ‘Via Egnatia’, from the port of Neapolis (today’s Kavala) to Philippi. They met Lydia, a trader in purple dye and a gentile ‘worshipper of God’, with other women gathered at the river for prayer (Acts 16:3 & 14). Lydia and her entire household were baptized. They ...
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 ...
... more veteran militia in Philippi and gave it the name Colonia Augusta Julia Philippensis in honor of his daughter, Julia.
Since Philippi was along the Via Egnatia (the major Roman highway), it enjoyed significant commerce from all over the empire and was a very strategic military outpost in the Macedonian region of Greece. With the heavy Roman population and the official title of Roman colony, Philippi underwent many major building projects to model itself ...
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