Lydia Baptistery, Philippi, Krinides

#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kavala Region
Religious Site · Church
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  • The modern Baptistery of St Lydia (1974), with an octagonal design, can today be found very close by to the archaeological site. On the adjacent bank of the River Zygaktis there is an open-air...  more »
  • The Baptistry of St Lydia is a stunning but modern type of church located just a few feet away from where St. Paul the Apostle converted Lydia  more »
  • A beautiful bright sparkling church with well maintained surrounding grounds. A stream is rushing by via a stone built cool your feet station with steps small bridges and seats. A great little stop over for a few pics, a quick prayer and to realise how much history that place actually hides.
  • A historic church named after the first European Christian, Lydia, baptized by Apostle Paul. The building has an eye-catching exterior architecture. The interior offers mosaics of the 12 Apostles and an ancient map of the eastern Mediterranean. Colorful frescos cover the walls and the dome. At the entrance to the grounds you find a cafeteria.

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