Sintia, near Bulgarian border

Sintia lies north of Lake Kerkini and modern Mandraki. Roman writer Livy mentions the frontier town of Sintia, in ancient Dardania, as the first town seized by Philip V after he conquered neighbouring Illyria in 215-205 BC. Probably founded by Scythians or Thracians from the area, there is some debate that an ‘Etruscan’ gold book, found in Bulgaria and still not released to the public, came from this ancient settlement where visitors can still see the remains of a fort.

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