Festival of Philippi (Φεστιβάλ Φιλίππων)

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Country and Region GreeceMacedonia and Thrace
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Kavala, Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Festival Contact Information

Philippi Festival Information Office
12, Kyprou Str.
KAVALA, GREECE 65403
Phone: +30 2510 839 425
Fax: +30 2510 839 480
Email: info@filippoifestival.gr

Festival Description

Festival of Philippi features artistic activities that include Photography, Painting, Cinema, Images exhibitions, costumes exhibition, special Festival books publishing, ancient Greek musical instruments exhibition, etc. The Festival highlights the Kavala region for more than 50 years. The Festival is organized by the City of Kavala (as since 1984), under the Support of Macedonia & Thrace Ministry of Greece.

Festival Dates July 5 - September 1, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.philippifestival.gr/

Festival Story:

Since 1957, it has been the most important cultural event of the city and one of the most important of Greece. It takes place in the ancient theater during the high season with ancient and modern performances, ballets and concerts by theatrical troupes, orchestras and bands of international fame. The Festival's events take place at the Ancient Theatre of Filippoi. Its construction dates back in 357 B.C. The first restoration work of the Theatre began in 1957 by Dimitris Lazaridis. The purpose was to make the monument the place where the events of the Festival of Filippoi would take place. The contemporary visitor sees the theatre as it used to be in Roman Times.

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