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Very beautiful place

Calm place with the sound of small river next to the church, surrounded by fruit trees. Of the most... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece
My favorite "in Paul's steps location" in Greece

Beautiful serene situation, cool refreshing stream, reliable historical location, engaging... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Provincial Road Platamonas-Adriani, Krinides 640 03, Greece
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Calm place with the sound of small river next to the church, surrounded by fruit trees. Of the most important fact of this place is the baptism of Lydia by Apostole Paul at the river! Still nowdays many childrens being baptizing here

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful serene situation, cool refreshing stream, reliable historical location, engaging experience, it really feels authentic. Small church structure is nice but does not obscure the actual historical scene as happens too often in Israel. Very genuine feel to this area. Wonderful, marvelous, pastoral...I loved this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JT_Skyguy
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lydia is referred to in the bible as it is the place where St Paul, St Luke, Timothy and Silas baptised Lydia and her family and presumably the Roman jailer and his family. Read the appropriate passage in the book of Acts of the Apostles...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Vast place with great nature undoing the small park. Calm, pure and sacred place for lovers of nature and true believers.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank radi m
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Next to the rich and interesting, protected by the UNESCO archeological site of Filippi, there is this small, modern sanctuary that claims to stand in the place where St. Paul first met Lydia, the first European christian and later saint. ' Unless one has particular...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I and a group of friends from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA visited here on Saturday Sept 3. We celebrated communion next to the stream where we were joined at our invitation by two couples from England who also happened...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came here on a Biblical tour of Greece. The site is beautiful, very serene, shaded and spiritual. Lydia was the first Christian in Europe. See the church also which is nearby.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ken j
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is the site where St. Paul baptized the first Chrisitan Lydia. Very peaceful waters run through the site with foot bridges and access to the water to bless yourself. Beautiful church with amazing mosiacs religious icons throughout the church. Baptismal font inside for winter...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BethSpan
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This site is less than an kilometer from the site Ancient Philippi, so if you are going to Philippi because of your interest in New Testament history, you should definitely stop by this spot where Paul is said to have baptized Lydia, the seller of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This place is picturesque just beautiful as the waters flows a Biblical site not to be missed The Church is very nice without going over the top as some do Moral of Pauls journeys here too nice coffee also

Date of experience: October 2015
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