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Kavala cruise presentation final

  1. 1. Kavala, Greece! North Aegean’s best kept secret, nally revealed
  2. 2. Please read this first!This electronic presentation is interactive. You can navigate it By clicking on the active buttons on the maps on pages 25 nd it informative. And that this rst ‘taste’ of our town with alleither by browsing sequentially through the pages or by and 45 you can go directly to the description of that place of it offers will encourage you to visit us. Looking forward to see-going directly to the section you want by clicking on the ac- interest. ing you soon!tive buttons in the list of contents and at the bottom left handside of each current page. We hope that you will like this virtual ‘appetizer’ of Kavala and
  3. 3. Welcome to Kavala ! A city ideal for cruises and open for business!
  4. 4. Contents! Click on any chapter below, to move to page! Kavala, a great destination for tourists that’s not “touristy”! p. 05 Shopping p. 42 Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old! p. 09 Places of interest map p. 45 Kavala, where Apostle Paul took his first steps p. 14 Local flavours with distinct character! p. 59 on European soil! General information p. 63 A port with a “cruise vision”! p. 18 • Geography / Morphology p. 64 • Climate p. 65 One destination, so many places to visit! p. 23 • Other facilities p. 66 Kavala city map p. 25 • Important links p. 67 • Contact information p. 68 Relaxation / Entertainment p. 41Click here to return to contents page! p.4
  5. 5. that’s not “touristy“! Kavala, a great destination for touristsClick here to return to contents! p.5
  6. 6. Kavala, a great destination for tourists that’s not “touristy“! (1/3) Ask any Greek about Kavala and you’ll get the same creates a winning impression, capturing hearts and Kavala’s growth can be attributed to its convenient lo- reply: “one of our prettiest towns!” minds. Some may even venture a comparison; “like a cation as a centre for the local tobacco industry and little Monte Carlo”, a reference to Kavala town’s am- regional commerce. The sea, with its clean and teem- One thing is certain, Kavala leaves no visitor indiffer- phitheatrically-shaped development by the sea. ing waters, has also contributed greatly to to the ent. Whether you are stopping over or just passing town’s prosperity: Kavala is host to one of Greece’s through, this hospitable and handsome Greek town Almost every visitor promises to return! best fresh sh markets.Click here to return to contents! p.6
  7. 7. Kavala, a great destination for tourists that’s not “touristy“! (2/3) In the past, therefore, tourism did not represent a aromas, avours - only to those who go in search of in the town, in the markets, in the local cafes and signi cant source of income.The result is that, them. And like most self-con dent beauties, tavernas. today, Kavala as a tourist destination is a well-kept Kavala is discreet and low-pro le. secret, even for many Greeks! Not just a “touristy ” facsimile but an authentic ex- However, visitors who do choose Kavala are in for a perience of everyday life in a Greek community. Kavala reveals its many alluring faces - natural beauty, reward. They experience a real slice of Greek living:Click here to return to contents! p.7
  8. 8. Kavala, a great destination for tourists that’s not “touristy“! (3/3) The port, for starters, which was for centuries a itself. Wherever you go: in the Old Town, where Charming and genuine in an easy, unforced way! main source of income: although not originally time slows and the past revives, or in the streets built with cruise ships in mind, offers them ideal and sidewalks of the modern town where time accommodation. flows at a contemporary pace, Kavala is always true to itself. Comfortable and hospitable, just like the townClick here to return to contents! p.8
  9. 9. Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old!Click here to return to contents! p.9
  10. 10. Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old! (1/4) Kavala, contemporary and vibrant, with a fascinat- In early records, the town rst appears with the Alexander the Great’s father, King Philip II of Mace- ing past 27 centuries old! name Neapolis (7th century BC), then as a signi - don, singles out Neapolis and designates it as the cant independent city and later as a member of seaport for the neighbouring ancient town of Traces of this past are everywhere evident, harmo- the Delian League. Philippi, which was named after him. niously integrated with the modern town and its way of life. Three centuries later, under Macedonian rule,Click here to return to contents! p.10
  11. 11. Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old! (2/4) During the Roman period, Neapolis was a bustling fate of the Roman empire (Battle of Philippi 42BC). toupolis (“city of Christ”) in the 7th century AD. port and busy station on the ancient Egnatia Road. At Neapolis, Paul the Apostle rst stepped onto Eu- During the Byzantine period, the town’s Fortress And it was at Philippi that the famous battle, be- ropean soil (49AD) and walked to Philippi, where plays a major role in defence of the Empire. tween the Roman forces of Mark Antony and Octa- he established the rst Christian church in Europe. vian and those of Cassius and Brutus, decided the Because of this, the town was renamed Chris-Click here to return to contents! p.11
  12. 12. Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old! (3/4) The Ottomans conquer and raze the city in 1391 the “Kamares” an imposing aqueduct of 60 arches. Kavala’s population swells, causing the city to ex- AD. It is not until the 16th century that the city is pand beyond its walls in 1864. Growth continues recon gured under its current name of Kavala. In the 18th century, the port of Kavala attains new until the early 20th century due to tobacco com- heights as a centre of European commerce. merce. Suleiman the Magni cent embarks on a major pro- gramme of public works in 1530AD, culminating in Attracted by its increasing economic prosperity,Click here to return to contents! p.12
  13. 13. Kavala, a historic town 27 centuries old! (4/4) Five centuries of Ottoman domination end with tributing to the city’s further development. Today, It wants you to feel at home, just like the the Balkan Wars. The city is liberated in 1913. Kavala is a town with a sense of heritage, open Kavaliots feel at home; comfortable enough to and friendly, ready and willing to show the visitor visit again and again! As a consequence of the Asia Minor Catastrophe its attractions, both visible and hidden. (1922), the city embraces 30.000 Greek refugees, who bring with them new skills, dynamically con- Kavala is determined to impress, captivate and charm.Click here to return to contents! p.13
  14. 14. Kavala, where Apostle Paul took his first steps on European soil!Click here to return to contents! p.14
  15. 15. Kavala, where Apostle Paul took his first steps on European soil! (1/3) It was at Kavala (then Neapolis), already a major Accompanied by Luke the Evangelist, Apostle Tim- “Jordan”, Apostle Paul meets, proselytises and bap- port and commercial centre, that Apostle Paul dis- othy and Saint Silas, they take the ancient Egnatia tizes the rst European Christian, Lydia. embarked in 49 AD, stepping for the rst time onto Road and walk to Philippi, a signi cant Roman set- the European continent. Following a vision, his in- tlement at the time. Here, he establishes the rst European Christian tent was to preach the Word of Christ to the Mace- church. donians. There on the banks of the Zygakti river, Europe’sClick here to return to contents! p.15
  16. 16. Kavala, where Apostle Paul took his first steps on European soil! (2/3) Consequently, Neapolis is renamed Christoupoulis cle he performed. Nevertheless, he developed preachings and in his “Letter to the Philippians”. and bears the name for 600 years before taking its such a bond with Philippi that he returned ve modern name, Kavala. times. Today, all the places Apostle Paul went are pre- served and can be seen. During his rst visit to Philippi, Apostle Paul was His unwavering love for its people and his regard vili ed, beaten and imprisoned because of a mira- for the church he founded there is plain in hisClick here to return to contents! p.16
  17. 17. Kavala, where Apostle Paul took his first steps on European soil! (3/3) The spot where he rst landed, along the Egnatia The Roman agora at Philippi and the place where Road where he walked; it is believed he was imprisoned. The exact place at the Zygakti river where Lydia Visitors can retrace his footsteps in a unique was baptised, and which still functions today as a journey! baptistry;Click here to return to contents! p.17
  18. 18. A port with a clear “cruise vision”!Click here to return to contents! p.18
  19. 19. A port with a clear “cruise vision”! (1/4) The old commercial port of Kavala is located in the The port has an attractive personality, with pictur- Kavala Port, with its new-built Passenger Terminal, city, at the foot of the Old Town. esque shing caiques and yachts and a broad and customs house and necessary berthing infrastruc- lively waterfront, perfect for a leisurely prome- ture, as well as its proximity to the city, make it Since ancient times and throughout its history, the nade. ideal for a cruise call. town has evolved around the harbour, on which its economic and social prosperity depended. Planned investments include a marina development.Click here to return to contents! p.19
  20. 20. A port with a clear “cruise vision”! (2/4) The Port Location is: Latitude 40º55N / Longitude 24º25E. It is a natural port with depth up to 14m and today it has three berths: • Berth one, inside the breakwater - 380m long and 10-12m depth, • Berth two, inside the breakwater - 160m and 10m depth, • Berth three, inside the breakwater, next to the Passenger Terminal - 220m and 8.5m depth.Click here to return to contents! p.20
  21. 21. A port with a clear “cruise vision”! (3/4) Features • New Passenger Terminal. • Convenient parking for tourist coaches. • Walking distance to the city center.Click here to return to contents! p.21
  22. 22. A port with a clear “cruise vision”! (4/4) Ongoing Projects • Additional work is currently being carried out to extend the break water pier to 610 m, allowing for larger ships to berth within the city. • Upgrading of the existing passenger security and safety procedures.Click here to return to contents! p.22
  23. 23. One destination, so many places to visit!Click here to return to contents! p.23
  24. 24. Places of interest!Click on any place of interest below, for more information! 1. Κavala Old Town 3. Tobacco Museum 11. Thassos island 1a. Imaret 4. Kavala Archeological Museum 12. Alistrati Cave 1b. Muhammad Ali mansion 5. Relaxation / Entertainment 13. Maara Cave 1c. Church of the Panagia / Pharos 6. Shopping 14. Palia Kavala Nature Trail 1d. Khalil Bey complex 7. Beaches 15. Wine tourism 1e. The Fortress 8. The ancient Egnatia Road 16. Xanthi Old Town / Abdera 1f. Kamares (aqueduct) 9. Philippi Archeological Museum 2. Modern Kavala 9a. Archeological site / Theatre / 17. Nestos River Delta and Straits 2a. Kyprou Street Philippi Archeological Museum 18. Panagia Eikosi nissa Monastery 2b. Tobacco warehouses 9b. Apostle Paul / Lydia’s baptistry 2c. Apostle Paul monument / Churches 10. Mud Spa Click here to return to contents! p.24
  25. 25. Kavala city map! Click on any dot on the map, for more information!Click here to return to contents page! p.25
  26. 26. 1. Κavala Old Town! A stroll through the narrow streets of the vibrant and taverns, parts of the ancient walls, and at vari- mad Ali mansion, Church of the Panagia and Old Town (Palia Poli) or Panagia, its modern name, ous locations one stumbles across a sudden open- Pharos, Khalil Bey complex, The Fortress,and Ka- is a journey through time. ing onto breathtaking views of the old shipyard or mares (aqueduct). small bays with crystalline waters. The visitor is beguiled by alternating sights of pic- turesque buildings and agstones, graphic cafes Signi cant monuments include: Imaret, Muham-Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.26
  27. 27. 1a. Imaret! A perfectly preserved masterpiece of Islamic ar- prised many student cells, teaching rooms, ary for thousands of Greek refugees, before it chitecture from the late Ottoman period. kitchens, store-rooms, secret inner courtyards became a luxury hotel. and, of course, a mosque. Built by Muhammad Ali in 1817-1821 AD as a madrassah, the 4500 sq.metres complex com- Later, it functioned as a poorhouse and sanctu-Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.27
  28. 28. 1b. Muhammad Ali mansion! The founder of modern Egypt, Muhammad Ali which is situated to the left of the square that Old Town’s most imposing buildings. (locally known as Mehmet Ali) was born in bears his name. Kavala. Built in 1720, the two-storey residence with its A bronze figure stands in front of his mansion, panoramic view and large garden is one of theClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.28
  29. 29. 1c. Church of the Panagia / Pharos! One of Kavala’s prettiest churches, the Panagia The Church contains an icon of the Madonna, Demotic (elementary) school and the Pharos was built on the site of an old nunnery, of which with reputed miraculous powers. Situated on (lighthouse), this is one of the city’s best-loved only the belfry remains. the promontory of the Old Town, alongside the corners.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.29
  30. 30. 1d. Khalil Bey complex! The complex comprises an early 20th century sah. The mosque was built on the foundations be viewed through a glass floor. mosque, a 16th century minaret and a madras- of an early Christian basilica, whose remains canClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.30
  31. 31. 1e. The Fortress! As Kavala’s foremost landmark, the Fortress the ruins of a Byzantine Acropolis, it was subse- The inner section encompasses the central towers over the Old Town. Originally built from quently added to by Venetian and Turkish occu- tower, guards’ quarters, water cistern, weapons local rough-hewn granite in the 15th century on piers. arsenal and food-store.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.31
  32. 32. 1f. Kamares (aqueduct)! This majestic aqueduct (1530 AD) supplied the One of Suleiman the Magnificent’s public works, the aqueduct is 280 metres long, with 60 Fortress with water and is perhaps the city’s thought to have been built over the traces of a arches. best-known landmark. wall constructed by Emperor Palaiolologos II,Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.32
  33. 33. 1. Kavala Old Town (conclusion)! Main reason to visit Kavala Old Town: pic turesque s ights, vib rant loca l colour, ever y step reveals a new s ur prise: mo num ents, h o u s e s, c o u r t y a r d s a n d b r e a t h t a k i n g v i e w s .Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.33
  34. 34. 2. Modern Kavala! Modern Kavala was born inside the old city walls, later the sights; sit at a sidewalk café and people-watch; take you past traditional shing caiques, sailing yachts spilling outside and into the surrounding hills in an savour local dishes at one of the many tavernas and and motor cruisers. amphitheatrically-shaped semi-circle facing the sea. restaurants; admire the handsome neoclassical build- ings, among them the old tobacco warehouses; shop Feel free to ‘lose’ yourself in the town’s energy and Distinguished by its attractive personality and hos- for souvenirs and sample local products. A prome- mingle with the locals. You will be made to feel like a pitable locals, visitors are invited to saunter around nade in the port in the shadow of the Old Town will guest, not a “tourist”!Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.34
  35. 35. 2a. Kyprou Street! One of the town’s prettiest streets, with rows of Noteworthy buildings: the “Demotic Kapnapothiki” Rest and refreshments can be enjoyed in the cafes handsome neoclassical buildings. It starts from (tobacco warehouse), the Lazaristes Monastery, along Kyprou Street and the square in the “Di- Kapnergati Square (meaning “tobacco worker”) the Wix mansion, the town hall, the “Megali Leschi” motikos Kipos” (public park). and progresses parallel to the sea. (great clubhouse), the Tokou mansion and others.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.35
  36. 36. 2b. Tobacco warehouses! These imposing buildings are symbols of the town’s stages, each has its own individual character, and to- tors. Others are ‘resting’, nestled in various corners of industrial past, during its heyday as a regional to- gether they add personality to the town.Some have the town, waiting for the visitor to discover them. bacco processing and trading hub. Built at different been carefully renovated and are pulsating with visi-Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.36
  37. 37. 2c. Apostle Paul monument / Churches! Kavala’s association with the history of Christianity The spot where he landed is commemorated by a For instance: Apostle Paul’s cathedral, St. Johns’ is as old as Europe’s: it was from here in 49AD that luminous mosaic next to St. Nicholas’ church. Scat- chapel, the rst church to be built outside the city the Apostle Paul rst chose to begin spreading the tered throughout the town are other signi cant walls (1867 AD) and the church of Pro tis Ilias, carved Word of God to the European continent. examples of Byzantine architecture. out of the rocks, looking down on the town.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.37
  38. 38. 2. Modern Kavala (conclusion)! Main reason to visit Modern Kavala: A t o w n w i t h a n i n t e r e s t i n g p a s t , c o n t e m p o r a r y a n d h o s p i t a b l e , o n a c o m fo r t a b l e s c a l e , w i t h l o t s t o s e e a n d e ve n m o re t o d o !Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.38
  39. 39. 3. Tobacco Museum! A modern industrial and experiential museum. The machinery, furniture, photographs, documents and Main reason to visit: visitor is taken back in time 100 years, when Kavala publications, information and interesting facts about The only museum in Europe dedicated to tobacco and was Greece’s most dynamic centre for tobacco pro- tobacco cultivation and commercial processing. an important piece of local culture, closely interwoven cessing and exports. with the town’s nancial and social histor y. Its ample collection includes tobacco industry items,Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.39
  40. 40. 4.Kavala Archeological Museum! The Museum’s ample displays present the city’s Amphipolis and Thrace, as well as the necropoli of Main reason to visit: and region’s life and culture through the ages, Oisymi, Galypso and Abdera. Comprehensive introduction to the many centuries of from the Neolithic to the Byzantine eras. the region’s culture and history and one of Greece’s major museums. The abundant collection includes many artefacts from prehistoric settlements in ancient Neapolis,Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.40
  41. 41. 5. Relaxation / Entertainment! Relaxing in Kavala involves tantalising aromas and deli- year-round sidewalk cafes; in the romantic sh restau- Main reason to visit: cious tastes. If you’re looking for laid-back entertainment rants next to the waves in the little harbour of the old Morning to night entertainment for all tastes, where Greek-style (whose popularity is entirely justi ed), you will slaughterhouse; in the delightful ouzeries against the the visitor can relax side by side with the locals in an nd it pretty much everywhere: in the picturesque quar- unique backdrop of the Old Town; in the restaurants, authentic environment, not glittery or “touristy ”. ter of St. Nicolas, the town’s old agora, with its numerous lined up and waiting for you as you step out of the port cafes, bars and eating places; in the centre, with its chic all- and in the beach cafes, alongside the yachts.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.41
  42. 42. 6.Shopping! On offer in Kavala’s bustling shopping centre is ers and grocery stores with genuine local produce: Main reason to visit: everything you expect to nd in a typical Euro- shoes, clothes, souvenirs, international press, Window-shopping, gift purchases and bargains wait- pean town of the same size. food…and service with a smile! ing to be discovered, in a colourful modern agora, which is not at all “touristy ”. Well-known international brands jostle side by side with jewellery stores, local commercial retail-Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.42
  43. 43. 7.Beaches! Kavala boasts many beautiful, clean beaches, some Each has its own particular attractions: Rapsani, Main reason to visit: actually in town. Kalamitsa, Batis, Toska, Palio, Nea Heraklitsa, Nea A great experience for swimming and relaxation at Peramos and the exotic Ammolo . lovely sandy beaches with crystalline waters. They are also to be found east and west of the town, stretching out for kilometers in both direc- Wide sands, green waters, good food, entertain- tions, most with a “blue ag” designation. ment, casual relaxation: this is Kavala in summer!Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.43
  44. 44. 8.The ancient Egnatia Road! On the edge of town, you can visit a well-pre- Philippi, where he baptized Lydia, the rst Euro- Main reason to visit: served section of the Roman Egnatia Road, which pean Christian and established the rst Christian A nature walk on the Ancient Egnatia Road, following ran from Durres in Albania to Constantinople, church in Europe. in the footsteps of Paul the Apostle. passing through Kavala. This is the road Apostle Paul took when walking toClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.44
  45. 45. Places of interest map! Click on any dot on the map, for more information!Click here to return to contents page! p.45
  46. 46. 9. Philippi! Evidence of human settlement in the area dates It was a significant presence in Eastern Mace- Apostle Paul of the first European Christian back to the Neolithic period. Philippi is named donia due to its prominent location, fertile land place of worship (49AD). after King Philip II of Macedonia, father of and goldmines. Of historical interest are: the Alexander the Great Battle of Philippi (42BC) and the founding byClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to places map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.46
  47. 47. 9a. Philippi: Archeological site / Theatre / Philippi Archeological Museum ! A tour of the Archeological site brings the visitor places of worship! And of course, the Ancient The- Main reason to visit: into contact with three different ancient worlds: atre, which today hosts the popular annual cultural Three worlds and three ancient cultures converge and the ancient Greek world of Philip II of Macedon, “Philippi Festival”. The Archeological Museum shel- come to life in the well-preserved ruins of the archeo- the Roman world of the Battle of Philippi and that ters important ndings, from the prehistoric to the logical site, the Theatre and the Museum. of the Byzantine empire. Ancient walls, an acropo- early Christianic eras. lis, the Roman agora, dwellings and Early ChristianClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.47
  48. 48. 9b. Philippi: Apostle Paul / Lydia’s baptistry! Paul the Apostle chose Philippi to found the rst waters, in Lydia’s contemporary baptistry. Located Main reason to visit: European Christian church (49AD) and baptized in the Archeological site is the place where it is A pilgrimage destination in the footsteps of Paul the Lydia, who became the rst European Christian, on thought Apostle Paul was imprisoned. Apostle and to the bir thplace of the European Chris- the banks of the Zygakti river, Europe’s “Jordan”. tian church. Even today, Christians are baptized in the sameClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.48
  49. 49. 9. Philippi (conclusion)! Main reason to visit Philippi: A place of a major archeological importance. A journey through ages, where you can almost feel the passage of many different cultures and the presence of personalities like King Philip II of Macedon, Mark Antony, Octavian, Cassius, Brutus, Apostle Paul, Luke the Evangelist, Apostle Timothy, Saint Silas and many others.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.49
  50. 50. 10. Mud Spa! Since the 19th century, the therapeutic mud spa help to alleviate various conditions and promote Main reason to visit: at Krinides has been renowned. well-being. An exceptional natural spa, unique for its type, offering health bene ts and increased well-being. It is unique amongst spas of this type because the The good reputation of the Krinides mud spa, particular and complex conditions of local nature which is situated at Philippi, is based on thousands created spring waters and therapeutic clay, which of users’ reports.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.50
  51. 51. 11. Thassos island! Verdant, thick with olive groves, pine and plane interest, cultural traditions and shopping. The visi- Main reason to visit: trees. Turquoise, with clear crystalline waters and a tor is quickly won over by this cute little island’s One of Greece’s prettiest islands, with lots of character lacy-edged coastline. charms and can access it all in one day, beaches and pine trees growing right next to the sea! and picturesque villages, due to the convenient Thassos combines all the features of the ideal day 100 kilometers ring road. excursion: leisure, archeological and theologicalClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.51
  52. 52. 12. Alistrati Cave! A 2 million year old spectacular monument of na- The spacious cave is 3000 metres long, with a sur- Main reason to visit: ture, proving its superior interior design talents face area of 25000 square metres. A trully magni cent cave. One of Europe’s best! with a variety of wonderful geological formations and red and white stalactites as long as 35 meters.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.52
  53. 53. 13. Maara Cave ! The halls and galleries of the Maara cave are deco- Greek caves (12 kilometers long), although only one Main reason to visit: rated with stalactites up to 2 meters in diameter. section of 500 metres is accessible for visits. Uniquely atmospheric cave, outstanding natural environ- ment, with plane trees and fresh water streams. Their striking colours are due to mineral ores and The cave is located in Prosotsani in the Drama prefec- water re ections from the Aggiti river which runs sub- ture, at the Aggiti river source. terraneously. The Maara cave is the longest of theClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.53
  54. 54. 14. Palia Kavala Nature Trail ! An organized nature trail in a splendid natural en- caves and water mills, thrills visitors through the Main reason to visit: vironment: a “small jungle”, with centuries-old seasons. Relaxing and invigorating nature walk. plane trees and fast- owing brooks of clear fresh water. Starting point from Palia Kavala village. The vigorous waterfall with its dual backdrop ofClick here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.54
  55. 55. 15. Wine tourism! Discover new wines on this fascinating wine trail. known outside Greece. The visitor is given a Main reason to visit: guided tour, information on how the vines are cul- An excursion full of taste, with bouquets of unique, Kavala is situated at the centre of a rich wine- tivated, the wines produced and how to recognize quality wines. growing region with many traditional vineyards particular regional wine characteristics, with abun- and wineries producing quality and award-win- dant tasting opportunities! ning wines, many from unique local cultivars un-Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.55
  56. 56. 16. Xanthi Old Town / Abdera Archeological Museum! A contemporary regional Greek town. Its peak pe- mansions, traditional dwellings and bright court- Main reason to visit: riod, due to the tobacco trade, was from the mid- yard gardens. A stroll in the Old Town can be com- A stroll through the stone-paved alleys of one of the dle of the 19th century up to the early 20th bined with a visit to the Abdera Archeological largest and best-preserved traditional Greek settlements. century. The Old Town was built by locals and new- Museum, which includes a number of unusual ex- comers of various nationalities and religious faiths hibits bringing to life the period of ancient Abdera, and is architecturally interesting, with neoclassical the birthplace of Democritus.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.56
  57. 57. 17. Nestos River Delta and Straits! The Nestos river delta is one of Europe’s most important to Abdera.The Protected Area is located in the Nestos Main reason to visit: wildlife waterlands: a wild animal and sh sanctuary and river straits, a valley covering 27 kilometers of land in the A unique natural backdrop, ideal for hiking and long a crucial stopover for the world’s migrant bird popula- northern section of the Kavala and Xanthi prefectures. walks, bird-watching and extreme sports. tions. A natural paradise, with lakes, the great forest of This is nature at its best, with improbably tall trees, caves Kotza-Orman containing rare tree species, and beaches and sandy beaches. It is great for long hikes, canoeing, by the clear blue sea. It covers the area from Nea Karvali kayaking and rock-climbing.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.57
  58. 58. 18. Panagia Eikosifinissa Monastery! The Holy Monastery of Eikosi nissa is one of the who established the 5th century monastery in Main reason to visit: best known holy sites, attracting thousands of visi- order to provide it with a roof. Aluminous monastery with a centuries-old history, lo- tors and pilgrims. Home to a miraculous icon of cated in a beautiful environment, encouraging in the the Panagia (Mother of Christ), it is believed that The monastery is located in the forest on the visitor a feeling of getting closer to divinity. no human hand was involved in its making: that it slopes of the Pangaio hills, on the border of the was given by the Panagia herself to St. Germanos, Kavala-Serres prefectures.Click here to return to contents! Click here to return to city map! Click here to return places of inerest list! p.58
  59. 59. Local flavours with distinct character!Click here to return to contents! p.59
  60. 60. Local flavours with distinct character! (3/3) The distinct character of a destination is expressed culture, as well as the imagination of local chefs. its riches and the microclimate. These elements in how it appeals to the senses. Taste is always an harmoniously conspire to create quality local important part of this appeal! As a town with a centuries-old history created by products, which enjoy national recognition. many different peoples, Kavala is distinguished by Local gastronomy, traditional recipes and interest- the variety and quality of its gastronomic offerings ing avours arise out of regional cultivation, local and its raw materials: the fertile earth; the sea withClick here to return to contents! p.60
  61. 61. Local flavours with distinct character! (2/3) The best way to enjoy these delights is during a Characteristic local avours are always popular delicious cooked dishes visitors enjoy in Kavala’s visit to their birthplace, alongside locals “in the ambassadors. Local food products make great sou- restaurants unfortunately cannot be packed in a know“ about the right combination of avours for venirs and gifts to friends and loved ones back suitcase, there are many excellent local products the right time of day: when to eat which “meze” home. that can! (appetizer), which sweet or savoury taste, accom- panied with which drinks! Although the fresh sh, fruit and vegetables andClick here to return to contents! p.61
  62. 62. Local flavours with distinct character! (3/3) Local products include: eating olives; extra virgin Particular items deserving mention are: “tsipouro“, K avala’s lo cal p roduc ts are a n integra l par t of its olive oil; pure honey; melt-in-your-mouth a grappa-like brandy, and “Protected Designation pa r ticula r c ha ra c ter, a goo d mem or y to take “kourambiedes“, (traditional shortbread cookies), of Origin” ouzo. There are also a hundred local h o m e w i t h y o u a n d o n e m o re g o o d re a s o n t o made with butter and whole almonds; or walnut wines so unique they are designated “Protected re s c h e d u l e a v i s i t ! “spoon sweet“ preserve. Pangaio Local Wines.“Click here to return to contents! p.62
  63. 63. General information!Click here to return to contents! p.63
  64. 64. General information (Geography / Morphology)! (1/4) Kavala is a prefecture of Greece, with Kavala town as the region known as Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. It there is a well-maintained regional road network. its capital. It is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of is 680 klm from Athens and 165 klm from Thessa- There is a regular ferry to and from nearby Thassos is- the Symbolo hills, by the North Aegean sea loniki. It has the second most important port in Mace- land. donia and one of the most important in Greece. Geographically it is located in the Northeastern sec- Kavala is strategically located on the New Egnatia The population of the Kavala municipality numbers tion of Greece (longitude 24º 44’/latitude 40º 56’), in road axis, connecting Igoumenitsa with Istanbul and around 75,000.Click here to return to contents! p.64
  65. 65. General information (Climate)! (2/4) Mild Mediterranean climate, similar to that of Average temperatures during the hot season range coolest months, January and February. Average tem- Barcelona and Monaco, with 275 to 300 sunny days between 20-30°C. The weather is stable, the sun peratures range between 10 and 20°C. Rain showers throughout the year. Summers are warm and dry, bright and the sky normally cloudless. Cooling, are short and cloud cover does not normally last winters are mild, with low to medium rainfall. pleasant breezes come in from the sea making the more than a few consecutive days. The sea also plays The summer period lasts from April through Septem- hottest days quite bearable. The winter period starts its role in winter, softening the cold with milder tem- ber, with the hottest months June, July and August. in October and lasts through to April, with the peratures.Click here to return to contents! p.65
  66. 66. General information (Other facilities)! (3/4) As a major city, Kavala offers many facilities: • Municipal authorities • Telephone and telecommunications, • Local, regional and national bus service • Commercial port, • Banks, connections (KTEL), • International airport, • Police authorities, • Car rental services, etc. • General hospital, • Fire brigade, • Post Office, • Customs authorities,Click here to return to contents! p.66
  67. 67. General information (Important links)! (4/4) Click on any dot on any link, to open web site! Kavala municipal authorities: Chamber of Kavala: Eastern Macedonia and Thrace www.kavala.gov.gr www.kcci.gr regional authorities: www.pamth.gov.gr “DIMOFELIA” - Kavala public bene t Kavala port organisation: organisation: www.portkavala.gr www.kavalacruise.gr www.kavalagreece.grClick here to return to contents! p.67
  68. 68. Contact us! For further information, please contact: “DIMOFELIA” – Public bene t organization / Municipality of Kavala 117, Omonias St., 65403 Kavala, Greece Τel.: +30 2510 831388, +30 2510 831358 Fax: +30 2510831378, Ε-mail: tourism@kavalagreece.grClick here to return to contents! p.68
  69. 69. Local authorities!Photo credit: Nikos Desillas, Theodoros Papadopoulos, Makis Pavlides, Achilleas Savopoulos, “Dimofelia” archives Click here to return to contents!
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