The Kavala Municipality, in collaboration with the Kavala – Thassos Ephorate of Antiquities, will commemorate the inclusion of Philippi, an archaeological site in Northern Greece, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List with events on April 08-09, 2017, which will be attended by Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.
Philippi, inscribed on the UNESCO list last year, was founded in 356 BC by Macedonian King Philip II, evolving into a “small Rome” and later becoming a center of Christian faith following the Apostle Paul’s visit in 49-50 CE.
The two-day celebration will include a presentation of the site’s UNESCO candidacy, work to be done, and a management plan for best site promotion. The official UNESCO sign will be unveiled by Minister Koniordou. A choral and philharmonic orchestra concert, as well as a performance of “Oedipus Rex,” will take place concurrently.