Ammon Express is traveling you to Philippi for a unique theatrical experience!
On August 18th, Ammon Express is traveling you easily, quickly and simply to the «Ancient theater of Philippi» for an unforgettable theatrical experience.
In collaboration with the National Theater of Northern Greece, the first on-line platform for Cultural Tourism gives you the opportunity of an experience that combines the dynamics of Greek Culture and Tourism.
The tour of the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with monumental features of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian period, as well as the famous Archaeological Museum of Philippi in assembly with the contribution to the sources of the ancient Greek tragedy, «ORESTES» by Euripides, one of the most important works of the Greek tragic poet, is what makes the excursion on August 18th not just special, but also unique!
The performance of the National Theater of Northern Greece, «ORESTES» by Euripides, will be presented at the ancient theater of Philippi, on Saturday, August 18th.
Ammon Express offers you the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Philippi, the Archaeological Museum and see the ancient tragedy with English super-titles for just 34,99€ ! (the ticket of the show is included, but not the entry ticket at the Archaeological site – 6 euro).
The bus of ΑΜΜΟΝ EXPRESS, departs
• στις 16:30 from the White Tower,
• στις 16:35 from the hotel Makedonia Palace,
• στις 16:45 from Aristoteles square & Egnatia road (at the statue of Venizelos),
• στις 16:50 from Capsis Hotel and
• στις 16:55 from The Met Hotel having as destination the famous Philippi, Kavala.
The distance is 160 km and the trip lasts approximately 2 hours and the bus arrives directly to the archaeological site.
At 19:00 arriving at the archaeological site and the museum.
At 20:15 30minute stop for coffee and snacks.
At 20:45 meeting outside the ancient theater.
At 21:00 sharp the play begins and lasts approximately 2 hours.
At 23:30, departure for Thessaloniki and return after approximately one and a half hour to the same stops where we started.
ANCIENT THEATER OF PHILIPPI, KAVALA
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018, 21.00pm
Three young people, Orestes, Electra and Pylades, try to wade through the maelstrom of blood that sucks them in. Gods and men have weaved a plot of hatred and revenge, where fraternal and a friend’s love becomes complicity and the people’s verdict a death sentence.
Euripides wrote “Orestes” during an anti-heroic era and the context of his play reflects this state of mind. Nowadays, we live in a period such as this and I am not only referring to Europe or the recent years of economic crisis.
“Orestes” premiers in a world where our values are shaken and the need for survival brings to light our mortal nature. The characters become coarser, the souls agitated and our thoughts blur. How can you be calm and what can you hold on to, when your blood boils and you find the End is nigh as you bound
towards it? Through our performance, we will try to determine the citizen’s place in a tumultuous nation, but also the place of a nation that punishes itself by punishing its people. And if there is something that sets us apart from Orestes’ Myth, it is that we all know that there is no “Deus ex machina”