PHILIPPI & AMPHIPOLIS: CONNECT WITH THE PAST
Philippi is one of the great cities of the ancient Greek world. Caesar’s heirs Mark Antony and Octavian confronted the forces of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus at the “Battle of Philippi” on the plain to the west of the city during October in 42 BC. This city was known as being the gateway to Europe and it is not surprising that Philippi played a large role in changing the direction of the Roman Republic. It was classified as an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 2016.
In Amphipolis lies the biggest burial tomb ever unearthed in Greece. It is believed that it belonged to an important figure from the late period of the reign of Alexander the Great although the identity of the deceased remains unknown.