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Kavala. Recreation and tours 2018

Description

Picturesque Port


Kavala is the principal seaport of Eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala Region. It is located 150 km east of Thessaloniki, on the Bay of Kavala, opposite the beautiful island of Thassos.
Amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mount Symvolo, Kavala is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. The city of 70000 inhabitants is framed by the rivers Nestos and Strymonas.


A Bit of History


The city was founded by settlers from Thassos at the end of the 7th century BC, who called it Neapolis. The Apostle Paul landed at Kavala on his first voyage to Europe. In the 6th century Byzantine emperor Justinian I fortified the city in an effort to protect it from barbaric raids.
Kavala was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1387 till 1912. In the middle of the 16th century, Ibrahim Pasha, Grand Vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, contributed to the prosperity and growth of Kavala by the construction of an aqueduct.
Mehmet Ali, the founder of a dynasty that ruled Egypt, was born in Kavala in 1769. His house is preserved as a museum.


Mecca of Tobacco


The big tobacco warehouses evoke the memory of a distant past when Kavala was referred to as the” Mecca of tobacco” where thousands of workers earned their living in tobacco factories.


The Meeting Point


The city’s most popular meeting point is Eleftherias Square, while the most buzzing point is the pedestrian Megalou Alexandrou Street featuring chic shops, cafes, bars as well as a tobacco warehouse that has been transformed into a shopping center.



Hotels
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    Bomo Club Tosca Beach
    Region:
    Kavala  
     Rooms:
     100
    Picturesque tourist district Kavala , 1 km from the village of Palio  (with plenty of shops, tavernas, bars and restaurants), 6 km from the city of Kavala, 40 km from the airport "Megas Alexandros" in Kavala, 160 km from the airport "Macedonia" in the city of...
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    Lucy Beach Hotel
    Region:
    Kavala  Kavala
     Rooms:
     148
    Hotelul de lux de cinci stele este situat lângă o plaja cu nisip. Pe de o parte, se afla un frumos oraș de coastă din Kavala, iar pe de altă parte - coasta Kalamitsa. Camere confortabile, design rafinat, internet gratuit, restaurante și baruri, piscină, servicii de...
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    Airotel Galaxy Hotel
    Region:
    Kavala  Kavala
     Rooms:
     149
    This six-storey hotel   near the port  of Kavala was c ompletely renovated and boasts  modern design.  It offers c omfortable rooms,  an a la carte  restaurant , Roof Garden Bar-R estaurant  overlooking the sea , a free gym, internet access, conference...