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Kavala

Kavala is a very lively and young seaside town, with a historical center rich in history and art, starting point for the North-Eastern Aegean islands, and surrounded by beautiful beaches on the Aegean Sea.

Tourist presence
Nightlife under 30
Nightlife over 30
Beaches
Sand
Beach services
Free
Holiday type
Family holiday, Romantic trip, Nightlife

Considered by many the access point for the islands in the north Aegean sea, Kavala in the last few years has become a vibrant town full of life. Kavala is located on the coasts of the Aegean sea half way between Thessaloniki and Alexandropolis, near the Turkish border. Located at the entrance of the Aegean sea in the last few years it has started being been considered a touristic locality. This vibrant city has a wonderful historical center, delicious restaurants and taverns, nightlife and wonderful beaches. Kavala is a city for young people that livens up at night.

What to do in Kavala

The center of this Greek city is surrounded by the aqueduct of Kamares, almost 300 meters long. Get lost in Kavala’s small alleys and in its small historical neighborhood called Panagia. The main attractions of this city are: the beautiful houses in the city center, Halil Bey mosque and the castle (kastro in greek).

The castle (open from 8 in the morning to 9 in the evening between May and September, while the rest of the year it is open until 4 in the afternoon) was built on the ruins of a Byzantine acropolis and dates back to the XV century. For reaching it you will have to climb some steep stairs before enjoying the beautiful panorama that can be observed from there.

The archeological museum (open from 8 to 15, Tuesday to Sunday) has many statues, jewels and manufactures that were found in Amfipoli and describe the transition of the city over the years, from when it was still called Neapoli to when it got the name Kavala. On the island you can take long walks and enjoy the many bars and taverns. There are also many beautiful beaches like Rapsani (located about 2 km from the city) and Batis (located 3 km south). Many families also appreciate Tosca beach, the ideal place for a relaxing vacation.

How to reach Kavala

Kavala can be reached by plane, bus or by boat. By plane you can reach the airport of Alexander The Great located 30 km east from the city and that receives different flights from many parts of Europe. From Italy there aren’t any direct flights but all you will have to do is take a flight to Thessaloniki or Athens before taking a second flight that will take you directly to Kavala.

Otherwise you can take a bus, the bus station in Kavala is located between Filikis Eterias and Hrysostomou. Near the bus station there are also many taxis and car rentals. Last but not least you can choose to take a ferry, most of these leave from the port of Skala prinos in Thassos. The number of ferries and time tables change according to the time of the year. The ferries that will take you from the port of Limena to Thassos leave from Keramoti, 12 km from Kavala.

Hotels and accommodations in Kavala

Kavala has many accommodations, both along the seaside and close to the stations. The hotels on the island range in prices according to the type of building and service offered. There is also a camping site located 4 km west from Kavala.

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