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Best Things To Do In Kavala, Greece

best things to do in kavala

Explore the modern town of Kavala in Greece, built on the slopes of Symvolo Mountain, with its incredible scenery. Rich in a mix of symbolic buildings and modern vibes, this Greek city is known as a thrilling destination, perfect for people who are fond of outstanding travel experiences.

1.The bizarre Tobacco Museum in Kavala

Kavala Museum of Tobacco
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Located in the northern part of the country, Kavala falls among the list of top cities worth exploring while in the area. Ranked the second biggest Greek town, Kavala offers first-time travelers the unique opportunity to get to know its best features which have retained their natural antiquity like no other city in Greece.

This contemporary town excites with its numerous mansions and tobacco warehouses, which awaken memories of the old days when the bourgeoisie used to be in charge. As a matter of fact, Kavala was also known as the Mecca of tobacco, due to its wide number of tobacco workers, both male and female. Today, travelers can get a picture of what it was like back then, thanks to the black-and-white photos hanging on the walls inside the prominent Tobacco Museum.

Why it’s worth it: Take a walk inside the unconventional museum to get to know more about the history of tobacco, along with the processing, sales and the loading the ships, as you learn about this prosperous time back in the day.

Tobacco Museum

Adress: 4 Paleologou Konstadinou, Kavala 654 03, Greece

Price: from 2 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Contact: +30 251 022 3344

Website: Tobacco Museum

2.The enigmatic Fortress of Kavala/Byzantine Castle

The tower of Kavala castle
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The prominent Fortress of Kavala is also known as the Byzantine Castle as well as the Acropolis of Kavala and was built around the 15th century. The emblematic fortress sits atop the Panagia peninsula.

Why it’s worth it: The famous castle offers incredible views over the town of Kavala which travelers can enjoy from the tower roof. These days, newcomers are invited to see the cistern and guardhouse along with the central circular tower and the food storage which was once used as a prison.

Fortress of Kavala/Byzantine Castle

Address: : 117 Omonias | Top of Panagia Peninsula, Kavala 654 03, Greece

Price: from 2 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 8pm. Closed on public holidays.

Access: On foot/by train, suggested route: Kountouriotou – Th. Poulidou – M. Ali – Anthemiou – Feidiou.

Contact: +30 251 083 1388

Website: Byzantine Castle

3. Meet the ancient museum of Philippi

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The ancient museum of Philippi is perhaps the most noteworthy archaeological site in the region. Once you arrive, you will see not only partial remains and ruins scattered all over but the memory of an old town.

Why it’s worth the visit: Exploring the grandeur of a period as old as time is simply outstanding! The site offers magnificent structures displaying the perfectly preserved, glorious past of the city.

The Museum of Philippi

Address: Archaeological site of Philippi, 64003, Krinides

Price: from 6 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 8pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Contact: +30 2510 516251

Website: The Museum of Philippi

4.Larnaca Aqueduct: A memory left by the Ottomans

Source: Photo by user Edal used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Bathing in fabulous evening light, the world-recognized Larnaca Aqueduct – another great tourist spot in Kavala – impresses with its colossal arches and columns that spread across the countryside. Located in Larnaca District, the outstanding structure sends travelers to a bygone era with its numerous arches and columns. The noted Larnaca Aqueduct absolutely tops the list of worthwhile spots and landmarks in the Greek town.

Why it’s worth it: Enjoy an amazing light show in the evening while contemplating the gorgeous sun sinking on the horizon. As for the aqueduct, it is well-preserved and looks as if it could be roused into action, even today. Tip: Find a bench and take some time off while rejoicing in the wonderful setting.

Larnaca Aqueduct

Address: Larnaca Aqueduct is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) west of the city.

Contact: +33 370 699 45718

Website: Larnaca Aqueduct

5.Panagia: The distinguished old town of Kavala

Posted by Anastase Papoortzis on Thursday, 4 February 2016

Also known as Panagia, the distinguished architecture of the old town of Kavala is a small but significant example of the city’s numerous treasures. The extraordinary architecture of the old town takes us back to an essential period in the history of Kavala. Panagia houses some of the most marvellous and perfectly preserved mansions of its time.

Why it’s worth the walk: Entirely surrounded by exceptional mansions, the illustrious old town quarter named Panagia exemplifies a genuinely important period which marked the peak of Greece on a cultural, religious and even an architectural level.


Address: Eastern side of Kavala, Greece

Contact: +30 2510224716

Website: Panagia (in Greek)

6.Charismatic Ammolofoi Beach in Kavala

Castle of Nea Peramos and Mount Pangeon
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Exploring Kavala’s riches and beautiful landmarks without stopping by the greatest beach in the area would be a total underestimation. Naturally, Kavala, Greece, is known as an exotic and sunny destination offering some of the best beaches, with crystal waters, long coastlines, and lovely beach bars. The wonderful beach of Ammolofoi features shallow waters, a magical landscape, fine sand as well as a long line of cozy beach bars and cafes, where sun lovers may stop by for a cold beverage to cool off from the heat.

Why it’s worth the visit: Often referred to as one of the best Greek beaches, lovely Ammolofoi Beach is sectioned into two areas by a rocky peninsula. Sea lovers and adventurers often compare the Greek sea to the lavish Caribbean islands because of its heavenly features.

Ammolofoi Beach

Address: : Nea Peramos, Greece

Contact: +30 697 2202 157

Website: Ammolofoi Beach

What to expect

As exotic as Kavala is, it boasts a marvellous array of landmarks that reflect upon the city’s rich history. Here, travelers can contemplate magical sunsets while strolling down the sandy beaches. Crystal waters, desert-like sun and cozy cafes and bars lining the beach all make up a picturesque view that all sea lovers will love. Once visitors get enough of the sun-bathing, they might want to plan a sightseeing tour in and around the gorgeous town of Kavala.

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