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Monasteries - Prefecture of Kavala

At the Prefecture of Kavala, on Paggaio mountain, 35 km away from Kavala near Nikisiani you will find the imposing Panaghia Ikosifoinissa monastery (tel. 25920 61566), which was built by Saint German during the 4th century A.D. Leaving Kavala and heading to Drama you will come across Aghios Silas monastery and shortly afterwards the Filippo archaeological site and the Baptistery of Saint Lydia, the first Christian to be baptized by Apostle Paul in Europe (49 A.D.). In Filippoi, you will also sea the impressive Basilicas and the octagonal church where Apostle Paul is believed to be imprisoned. In Palaiochori, in the impressive village of Vranokastro visitors will see the remains of Aghios Georgios Diasoritis monastery. The Aghios Georgios church in Kavala, where the shrine of the saint is kept, attracts lots of believers. Finally, the relics of Aghios Gregorios is kept in a golden larnax in the church of Nea Karvali village, which constitutes an important pole of attraction for pilgrims.

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