Amphipolis in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Macedonian city, through which Paul and Silas passed, by the
Ignatian Way, in journeying from Philippi (33 Roman miles
distant) to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). Their not staying there
may have been because there were few, if any, Jews in it: and
they hastened on to Thessalonica, "where was a synagogue of
Jews," affording the suitable starting point for a Christian
church. It means the city (almost) surrounded by the river
Strymon, three miles from its entrance into the sea. An
Athenian colony. Its commercial situation, and the neighboring
woods of Kerkine, and gold mines of mount Pangtens, gave it
importance; also memorable in the Peloponnesian war for the
battle fought at it, in which Brasidas and Cleon were killed.
The site is now occupied by the village Neokhorio.