Visit the top attractions of Kavala
Kavala has many attractions that you must see and that you should include in your trip if you want to experience the incredibly enchanting atmosphere of the city.
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It is the old aqueduct of Kavala. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century and has a length of 270 meters and a height of 25, the source of which is at an altitude of 400 meters! It was probably built on the ruins of a Roman aqueduct.
It is a huge building which served as a religious, educational and charitable institution. It is a typical example of late Ottoman architecture and a rare example in Europe. It dates back to the early 19th century.
It is probably the most picturesque part of Kavala. Built amphitheatrically, it offers incredible images of the city. Cobbled streets, houses with wooden balconies, colorful courtyards will enchant you. Here you will find the most historic buildings in the city.
It dominates the top of the peninsula of Panagia. Most of it was built in 1425, on the site of the Acropolis of Christoupolis. It consisted of a complex of towers, bastions and strong walls which guaranteed the effective defense of the city.
The architecture is reminiscent of a European castle and belonged to the Hungarian tobacconist Pierre Herzog, built in the late 1890s. In Kavala the tobacco trade flourished, here you will find many similar tobacconist houses as well as the special Tobacco Museum.
Kavala has a coastline of about 80 km, which passes through the city center and extends west and east. The main features are the clear blue waters, the fine-grained sand and the fact that they are all easily accessible.
The history of the settlement begins in 360/359 BC when settlers from Thassos found the first city. When in 356 BC were threatened by the Thracians, they asked for the help of Philip B. He captured the city, fortified it and renamed it Philip.