Tuesday tp Sunday 08:00-17:00
Tuesday tp Sunday 08:00-18:30
Full: €2, Reduced: €1
Special ticket package: Full: €4, Reduced: €2
Valid for: Archaeological Museum of Philippi, Philippi
The Archaeological Museum of Philippi was built in the 1960s according to plans of the architects I. D. Triantaphyllides and D. Fatourou on the outskirts of the archaeological site of Philippi. Because the old building had multiple problems (lack of tightness of roofs, damaged windows, complete lack of heating problems in the electrical installation, etc.) IH Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities resorted to the inclusion of the project in the CIP INTERREG IIIA / PHARE CBC Greece - Bulgaria from 2006 to 2009.
The building has two showrooms modules for permanent presentation of the findings from the excavations of the ancient city:
Section A: It occupies the entire ground floor and has an area of 380 sq.m. This section presents archaeological (inscriptions, sculptures, vases, coins, jewelery), history and visual material of the city of Philippi and the region from prehistoric times to the end of Roman antiquity.
Section B: It occupies the first floor of the building with an area of 205 sq.m. and this Christian city shown (inscriptions, architectural elements, mosaics, pottery, coins) from Early Christian times of prosperity as the downsizing of the 7th AD century as the final desolation after the Turkish conquest in the late 14th century.