673 km from Athens and 166 km
from Thessaloniki, Kavala is the second largest town
in Northern Greece and capital of the county, its
history beginning in c 7th BC. It was first named
Neapoli and in the Byzantine period Christoupoli,
until c 15th AD when it was occupied by the Turks
and renamed Kavala.
Unique in its natural beauty, with soft velvety
beaches, it is very well organized for tourism, at
places such as at Kalamitsa, Toska and Batis.
Kavalas port offers hospitality to all yacht owners,
while the island of Thassos opposite, with its many
bays and small coves of untamed beauty, marries the
mountain and sea, leaving a wonderful impression on
all its visitors.
The town of Kavala is full of tourist attractions.
There are many little picturesque shops outside the
town as well as on its beaches, offering seafood
treats and fresh fish, while by night, life rolls at
a lively pace. In the abundant tavernas one can try
the local mezes such as "sarmades" (minced meat with
rice) and pies.
The town of Kavala is traversed by Mt Pangaios and
is watered by the River Strymonas and its bay of the
same name. The Pangaios is famous for its gold and
silver mines during antiquity and also for the cults
Amongst its beautiful wooded slopes you will find
the Monastery of Eikofoinissas, while the river
Nestos offers rare beauties, with its sandbanks,
waterfalls and its small islets. It is worth
visiting the Medieval Castle near the port, the
house of the Egyptian king, Mohamed Ali, the
archaeological and folklore museums, the art
gallery, the spas of Elevtheron outside the town,
the district of Panayia, the Byzantine wall and
Kamares, as well as the Monastery of Saint Sylla in
the entrance to the town.
Kavala is considered ideal for tourists of all ages,
with attractions for the sightseer who is looking
for something different.
A lively kernel of East Makedonia, Kavala isnt a
seductive siren. It is a mermaid who calls you near
to share its secrets and enchants you with its novel
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