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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It is easy to see why Paul, Lydia, and others would come to this place. I'm grateful we were able to experience it as well. If you need a break from your hectic life, come and find peace with God through Jesus Christ, just as Paul, Lydia and millions of others of us have.
The entry way mosaic of Paul's missionary journey through Greece is amazing, so to are the paintings in the church building.

Thank theschulzefam
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Lydia’s chapel is simply beautiful. The paintings telling the story are gorgeous. The waters flowing nearby help create such a peaceful feeling. You can sit down by the water and feel the serenity.

Thank wtpoohb
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

What a beautiful temple!!! The grounds were so beautiful and peaceful. There is a babbling brook close by. Lots of shade trees. Perfect place for a devotional , or just to sit and soak it all in!!

Thank tpramis
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came here on a Footsteps of Paul trip. The chapel of Lydia was absolutely spectacular, with amazing colorful paintings around the ceiling telling the story of Paul, Lydia and Philippi. The colors are purple and pink, very vivid, not to be missed. Go to the nearby baptism site also.

1  Thank ken j
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We came on a Journey of Paul trip and visited the sitting area down by the river where Lydia was baptized. Understanding the importance of this site as it relates to the existence of Christianity in this area of the world today makes this site so much cooler!! Read Acts 16 before you visit here!!

Thank moosemanOU
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Our pilgrimage group visited St. Lydia's baptistery which includes both a modern Greek Orthodox church building as well as an outdoor chapel on the river where Lydia was baptized. Our priest celebrated mass by the river in that very spiritual, serene and peaceful setting. This definitely established for us the deepest connection with St Paul for the trip. The modern church building is also impressive..note the mosaic map on the foyer floor that depicts the routes of St Paul's journeys.

1  Thank VW49
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a nice stop when you come to ancient Philippi. If you go to Philippi because you are interested in New Testament history, then you should stop to see the place where it is believed the Apostle Paul baptized Lydia. There is a very nice little stream that flows along an outdoor area that has been nicely built up to baptize new Christians. There is also a domed baptistery with painted scenes of Jesus, Paul, Lydia, etc. with a baptism theme throughout. The whole thing takes about 1/2 hour.

2  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is where Paul baptized Lydia- the seller of purple cloth and also the first European Christian. This was one of mine and my husband's favorite stops. There is a lovely monument built on the river. Also, a baptistry has been built a few yards away. The sweet couple that run the guest shop were so kind and accommodating. Definitely a must see if you are following the Apostle Paul's journey!

Thank emifer15
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The name of this place is "St. Lydia's Baptistry" but I couldn't find a way to fix the misspelling on Trip Adviser. This was one of the last stops on our 10-day St. Paul pilgrimage, an of all the places we went it was where I felt the closest connection to Paul. The beautiful modern baptistry is on a site that has a reasonable claim to being where Paul baptized Lydia, the first convert to Christianity in Europe. But my favorite spot is the outdoor chapel by the river where Lydia was baptized. seating has been build along the bank. A channel has been constructed where the water is calm enough for baptisms, and there is also a small island -- connected by a short bridge -- where our bishop celebrated Mass for us. The gift shop is wonderful, obviously run by devout people who weren't pressuring us for sales. This visit was a beautiful, spiritual experience that greatly aided my understanding of scripture.

2  Thank Ann R
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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

They have done a great job with his site whether in a large group or just with a few. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. There are no ruins just the river running through it. A great place to stop and read the story from the Bible.

Thank MartyO_13
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