Apollonia of Mygdonia overview
Region Aegean
Section Northern Greece
Latitude 40.6389467 N suggest info
Longitude 23.48576313 E
Status Imprecise
Info ap-o-lo'-ni-a (Apollonia): A town in Mygdonia, a district in Macedonia. It was situated a little to the south of Lake Bolbe, on the Via Egnatia, the great Roman road leading from the coast of the Adriatic to the river Hebrus (Maritza), one of the main military and commercial highways of the empire: it lay between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, a day's journey (Livy xlv.28) or about 30 Roman miles from the former and 38 from the latter. The foundation of the town may perhaps be attributed to about 432 BC; in any case, coins are extant which attest its existence in the 4th century BC (Head, Historia Numorum, 181). Paul and Silas passed through the town on their journey from Philippi to Thessalonica, but do not appear to have stayed there (Acts 17:1). The name seems to have survived in the modern Pollina (Leake, Northern Greece, III, 458; Cousinery, Voyage dans la Macedoine, I, 115).

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40.638947, 23.485763 === 40.638947 N, 23.485763 E === 40° 38' 20.2" N, 23° 29' 8.7" E
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Nearest sites Mende, circa 21.2 km (13.2 mi) south-west
Stageira, circa 26.6 km (16.5 mi) east
Olynthos, circa 39.7 km (24.6 mi) south
Acanthos, circa 43.6 km (27.1 mi) south-east
Amphipolis, circa 36.5 km (22.7 mi) north-east
Thessalonica, Salonika, Salonica, Thessaloniki, circa 44.9 km (27.9 mi) west
Potidaia, Potidaea, circa 51 km (31.7 mi) south
Akanthos, Acanthus, Ierissos, Stagira-Akanthos, circa 42.5 km (26.4 mi) south-east
Rhaikelos, Rhaecelus, circa 56.5 km (35.1 mi) west
Neapolis, Polychrono, circa 69.4 km (43.1 mi) south
Palatianon, Palatiano, circa 74.6 km (46.4 mi) north-west
Philippi, circa 79 km (49.1 mi) north-east
Dion, circa 98.6 km (61.3 mi) south-west
Aeges, circa 99.9 km (62.1 mi) west
Paroikopolis, Parthikopolis, Paroecopolis, Sandansk, circa 103.9 km (64.6 mi) north
Temple of Herakles, circa 105 km (65.3 mi) east
Neapolis, circa 85 km (52.8 mi) east
Pella, circa 82.5 km (51.3 mi) west
Abdera, circa 129.5 km (80.4 mi) east
Vergina, circa 99.9 km (62.1 mi) west
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Database ID 291, created 9 Sep 2008, 16:51, Last changed 6 Mar 2011, 21:25