Kavala (Neapolis – Christoupolis, all its historical names) is situated in northern Greece and has always
been an important port on the Balkan Peninsula.
Clinging to the foothills of Mt.
Symvolo, the city of Kavalaknown as the “heart of Eastern Macedonia”rises like an amphitheater out of the sea with its historical
monuments and buildings. The
Castle of Kavala sits like the crown jewelwith traces of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish
can dive into history
and walk around the mythical trails beneath the castle which is connected with
the aqueduct, also known as the “kamares”.Take
in the classic Islamic architecture of Imaret built by the founder of the last
Egyptian dynasty, Mehmet Ali, and now
home to a luxury boutique hotel. Get up close to the city’s character on its
many cobblestone streets, buzzing cafés, fine beaches and views of the crystal
blue waters of the Aegean.
In the Archaeological
Museum of Kavala, there are unique exhibits, such as remains of Athena
Parthenon' s Temple and other exhibits from the whole region, namely from Yssimi,
Galypsos, Dikili, Tas, Nikissiani and Avdira.
The ancient city of Philippi was located in northern Greeceapproximately ten miles from the port city of Neapolis (Kavala). It was founded by Alexander the Great's father, Phillip II who named it after himself. Philippi is situated next to Pangaio mountain where Ancient
Macedonia's gold mines were. The Roman road "Via Egnatia" which connected Constantinople to Rome, still exists in parts near both Philippi and Kavala.When Philip II’s son - Alexander the Greatcame to powerhe used Philippi as a headquarters for his conquest of