Kavala is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It is a city that satisfies even the most demanding traveler. Its lively center with its neoclassical buildings will take you on a journey to the city’s glorious past. It has plenty of choices in cafes, restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, the Castle dominates high above. One of the most beautiful parts of Kavala is the Old Town, which will make you feel like you are on an island because of its picturesque alleys.
Walk through the alleys of the old town, the fortress, Imaret, on the beaches and discover the imposing Kavala and its cultural heritage.
Also known as Panagia district, it is a city full of history, colors, tradition and aromas. A walk through the alleys of the city with its cobbled streets and neoclassical mansions will take you back in time. Go through Imaret and the yard of Mohammed Ali and reach the Holy Church of Panagia. Don't miss the Lighthouse and the Fortress to enjoy the impressive view. Continue your walk to Kamares and the old Aqueduct.
THE FORTRESS OF KAVALA
The Fortress of Kavala is built on the top of the Panagia Peninsula, on the Acropolis. It was built in 1425 on the ruins of the Byzantine Acropolis of Christoupolis which had been destroyed in 1391. The best view of the Acropolis is from the harbor and it captivates the gaze of every visitor. The castle consists of defensive walls, food storage and weapons. The fortress is one of the most important attractions of Kavala and its image from above will win you over!
Its fine sand and crystal clear blue waters give the visitor the feeling of being in an exotic place. The beach is a chain of clear beaches that have a very large area with crystal clear waters. It is one of the most popular beaches, since visitors speak of it as one of their best experiences.
This monument is a masterpiece of late Ottoman architecture and a rare example of it in Europe. It is a huge building that was built in 1817 by Mehmet Ali Pasha. Imaret hosted boarding students and had a number of rooms, a mosque, two "madrasahs" (Muslim seminaries) for the teaching of various sciences. Hot soup was also offered to those who needed it, regardless of their religion. After all, the literal translation of the word Imaret means "kitchen for soups". Now, this jewel of Islamic architecture operates as a luxury hotel and is the first hotel in Greece to operate in a historic site.
ARCHAELOGICAL SITE OF PHILIPPI
The long history of the civilizations that developed in the area is reflected in these unique monuments that are still preserved. The most impressive building of this era, without a doubt, is the Ancient Theater of Philippi. It also hosts shows every summer, which makes this place even more exciting. It is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monument that connects antiquity with Byzantium.
One of the most characteristic monuments of Kavala is the Old Aqueduct, also known as Kamares. The large arched Aqueduct was built at the beginning of the 16th century, during the Turkish occupation. During its time it was the largest and most beautiful aqueduct. Kamares still preserves its beauty as a monument-symbol of the city that is known throughout the country.
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