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Philippi

In 357 BC, Philip II attached the region and re-established Krinides as Philippi, put an end to the Thracian invasions. The city of Philippi became the foremost royal colony and its annexation was a steady step towards the realization of the expansion of Macedonia. During the Macedonian domination, Philippi is one of the main cities of the Macedonian Kingdom with economic evolution and special privileges.

During Byzantine times, it was raided by Goths, Slavs and other barbarian races, followed by the enslavement of the Turks, which lasted until the liberation of Kavala in 1913.

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