KAVALA

Guide of KAVALA

Kavala is a city in the region of Macedonia that lies halfway between Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis. The city and its port have always had a very close relationship since ancient times and it is considered a crossing point to go to the nearby island of Thassos, located opposite. Kavala has been avoided international mass tourism, although it has recently been the subject of attention by many Germans and Balkans. The city runs all along the waterfront and is a young and dynamic place with many places to explore and lots of nightlife.

History

Over the centuries the city was subject to numerous conquests because of the strategically located port that was built by the Thasso population in the seventh century BC. It was also in demand because of the presence of gold in the nearby Pangeo mountains that has been exploited since the times of Philip II, King of the Macedonians. The city is famous for the Roman aqueduct called Kamares, which crosses the two parts of the city, the modern and the ancient. There is also a Byzantine Castle built on the fortress that dominates the surrounding area.

The city 

The citadel is now full of culture and is open to the public for concerts and events. It is incredibly well-preserved considering that it was built in the fourteenth century. The town is very pleasant indeed and it is a pleasure to walk through the narrow streets in the center and stop at the lighthouse overlooking the Aegean Sea. The many museums and historic buildings are testament to Kavala's important past.

Beaches 

The coast has more than a hundred kilometers of coastline suitable for bathing with beaches completo equipped for all tastes along with coves and lost bays for those who prefer quieter places. Ofrinio, Sarakina, Mirtofito, Eleohori are all beautiful beaches along the coast with wonderful sea. Nea Peramo and Ammolofi are among the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece.

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