Archaeological site of Paleopoli

In northern Samothrace, just outside the present village of Paleopolis, lie the ruins of the ancient city, which today constitute the archaeological site of Paleopoli. The surrounding wall, dating from the 6th century BC., can be seen at the foot of Agios Georgios, was constructed with boulders and its total length reaches 2.4 kilometers, encompassing an area of ​​200 acres. The main gate of the castle in the archaeological site of Paleopoli linked the city with the Sanctuary of the Great Gods  situated next to it.
The ruins of the archaeological site of Paleopoli are buried beneath the dense vegetation of the mountain and the objects obtained through archaeological research are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Samothrace. The port of the archaeological site of Paleopolis was placed outside the walls and the boulders forming the pier are still visible today in the sea, at the end of the steep ridge of Agios Georgios.
In this location, east of the port, also lies the Byzantine, early Christian church dedicated to the Apostle Paul, who as mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, passed through here on his trip to Kavala. Very near stands the Shrine of Apostle Paul , a later monument to this event.
In the Middle Ages, the fortifications of the archaeological site of Paleopoli was enhanced, while during the rule of the Gateluzzi in Samothrace, in 1430, the fortress included a moat, a courtyard and three towers, one of which is still preserved in a very good condition.

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