Ancient Amfipoli

Ancient Amphipoli

At a distance around 23 km from Asprovalta, going towards Kavala, after the bridge of Strimona, between the low hills, you can find the ruins of the Ancient Amfipoli.

Amfipoli was an ancient town built in eastern Macedonia, on the banks of the Strymon River, in the position of a town that used to be called the “Nine Streets”. Amfipoli was founded by the Athenians in the year 437 B.C. in order to control the rich area in raw materials and was finally abandoned in the 8th century AD

Excavations were first introduced in 1956 by the Greek Archaeological Service.

A trademark point and emblem of the region and the whole of Macedonia, is the lion of Amfipolis.