Kavala is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and widely regarded as one of the most picturesque cities in Greece.
Set on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thasos, Kavala is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of the Kavala region. Amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo it is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque cities in Greece.
According to archaeological finds, the city’s history dates back to prehistoric times although today the city boasts a unique character reflecting its recent past where neoclassical mansions and big tobacco warehouses sit side by side evoking memories of the city’s past.
The city’s most popular meeting point is Eleftheria Square, whilst Megalou Alexandrou Pedestrian Street features chic shops, cafes, bars as well as an old tobacco warehouse that has been transformed into a shopping centre. Close to Eleftherias Square lies the old scenic neighbourhood of Agios Nikolaos, where the homonymous church (a former mosque) is situated. On the relics of an ancient pillar, one can also see what, according to tradition, is the footprint of the Apostle Paul – a lasting souvenir from the time that he first visited Macedonia.
Kavala is the perfect place for those looking to explore reminders of the region’s fascinating past, whilst enjoying the wide range of entertainments on offer. With fantastic beaches close by and places of historical interest, Kavala has something for everyone.
Source: Olympic Holidays