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also known as: Apollonía

Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλωνία

This is the name of an ancient inland city of Macedonia located between Amphipolis and Thessalonica. It is located on the historical Via Egnatia, about midway between Amphipolis and Thessaloniki.

“Now when they [Paul and Silas] had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews” —Acts 17:1 KJV

Apollonia is about 36 miles from Thessalonica. The total distance between Amphipolis to Thessalonica is about 61 miles (98 kilometers) a walking distance of about 23 hours.

map from Amphipolis, Greece to Thessalonica
Road from Thessalonica to APOLLONIA to Amphipolis with walking time and distance shown—satellite view (click for Google Map)


The ruins of this Apollonia are located near the modern city of Néa Apollonía (Νέα Απολλωνία) — also known as simply Apollonia, in the Thessaloniki region of Greece. In ancient times it was in the Mygdonia region of Macedon (Macedonia).

Article Version: March 13, 2024