Kavala (Philippi), Greece

Kavala (Philippi), Greece

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Voyage to the heart of Eastern macedonia

Clinging to the foothills of Mt. Symvolo, the city of Kavala rises like an amphitheater out of the sea. Known as the “heart of Eastern Macedonia”, with historical monuments and buildings almost too plentiful to list, there is no shortage of deep history in this vital port.

Perched atop the town, the Castle of Kavala sits like the crown jewel, with traces of Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish influence. Don’t miss the impressive 60 arches of Kamares, the old medieval aqueduct, built to bring water from the mountains to the Old Town of Panagia. 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.

CASTLE OF KAVALA

CASTLE OF KAVALA

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CASTLE OF KAVALA

CASTLE OF KAVALA

Perched atop the town, the Castle of Kavala sits like a crown jewel, with traces of Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish influence. Explore the old fortress, theater, and old city walls.

KAMARES

KAMARES

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KAMARES

KAMARES

The trademark of Kavala, the 60 arches of Kamares make up the medeival aqueduct dating back to 1550.

Philippi

Philippi

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Philippi

Philippi

Phillipi is best known for the battle of Filippi in 42 BC in which Octavian and Antony defeated Caesars’ murderers, Brutus and Cassius. Excavations pre and post WW2 uncovered a Greek theater, the forum, three Basilicas, the baths, the octagonal church, private residences, and more.

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Kavala (Philippi), Greece At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 41°1'30.37"N 24°20'19.15"E
Size: 112.60 KM2 (43.48 MI2)
Population: 58,790
Density: 522 Pop/KM2 (202 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +30 251

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