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It is probable that the name of the city comes from the ancient settlement “Skavalla”, today’s Old Kavala, from which it is considered that its ancient inhabitants arrived in Kavala. Over time it was destroyed by barbarian raids and its inhabitants escaped and came to Christoupolis for more security. With the arrival of the new inhabitants, the city took on a different look, it ceased to be called Christoupolis and is referred to as Nea Skavala. In Kavala you will see spectacular tobacco warehouses and neoclassical buildings reminiscent of the glorious past of the city. You will enjoy coffee, food and drink in its lively center, while from above the castle will supervise. At the port, you will find fishermen and walkers. Getting on the open bus that reaches the Old Town and Imaret, the mosques, you will step into the alleys of time. Welcome to Kavala, one of the most beautiful cities in Greece!

Whether you live in Kavala for just a few days, or are planning a longer stay in the city, you will find plenty to do and see.


Imaret, an Ottoman monument: It is one of the most important Ottoman monuments in Greece. The impressive complex of buildings was a kulliye for Islamic education, built on an older imaret (poorhouse). It was founded by Muhammad Ali in 1817 in his hometown. After centuries of adventure, it was restored by the Misirian family of tobacconists, to become today a symbol of history in the city of Kavala.

Explore Panagia, the old town of Kavala: Panagia, the old town of Kavala, will take you back in time. The sights of Kavala are eager to be discovered: the castle and the citadel, Imaret and the old lighthouse, the square of Muhammad Ali with his statue and his restored konakiri by the Misirians, the church of Panagia, the mosque of Hussein Bey, the mistress of the 17th century, houses of Macedonian architecture painted in the most beautiful colors.

Kamares, the aqueduct of the past: The imposing arches, emblem of the city of Kavala were part of a water supply system that carried water to the rock of Panagia. It was 6,400 meters long and had an open flow – which shows that its operation was not based on the principles of communicating vessels, but on very well-designed slopes. They took their current form, during the time of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent between 1520-1530.

The neighborhood of Agios Nikolaos: Near Eleftherias Square, is the old neighborhood of Agios Nikolaos with many small shops and cafes. There you will find the church of Agios Nikolaos, which was converted from a mosque into an Orthodox church. 

Ammolofoi (Dunes), the famous beaches of the prefecture: A little while outside Kavala, leading to Thessaloniki, next to Nea Peramos you will find a huge sandy area, where one after the other all the famous beach bars of the prefecture with beautiful beaches and clean crystal waters.

Traditional taverns: Visit the tavern of the old carnagio and the seaside taverns near the old town.

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Kavala Airport

Chrysoupoli 642 00


+30 231 0473377

Opening Hours:

MON-SUN 08:00 - 21:00

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