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Kavala, Greece

Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala prefecture. It is situated on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thasos.

Kavala is considered to be one of Greece’s most beautiful cities. It boasts spacious squares, contemporary buildings, and shopping centres on the west side of the city. By contrast, visitors to the eastern side will enjoy the traditional old houses, tiny gardens and flagged alleyways. The harbor is particularly picturesque with its countless brightly colored fishing boats moored along the waterfront.

Among the city's impressive landmarks are the old walls, the Byzantine castle, and the Kamares - the aqueduct erected by Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century , Mehmet Ali's house (18th century) and the Imaret, a Turkish building. The panoramic view from the Profitis Ilias is worth the walk as it takes you through the fascinating old district .

Things to See & Do

*Kavala old district
* Harbour and waterfront area
* Byzantine Castle
* Old walls

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 112.6 km²
Population – 65,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The Port of Kavala is centrally located in downtown Kavala.

Travel Links – It is possible to reach Kavala by ferry from Thessaloniki, Samothrace, Limnos, and several other north Agean islands. There is a fairly regular train service from Thessaloniki. The Alexander the Great airport is located approximately 20 km’s from Kavala, offering flights to many European cites. The cheapest way from Thessaloniki to Kavala is by coach; it is also possible to reach Kavala by coach from Istanbul via Alexandropolis.

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