KAVALA AND THASOS
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Kavala
Population: 70.000
Backing on to the lower slopes of Mount Simvilon, is the second largest city of Macedonia and a principal port for northern Greece. Coming in through the suburbs there seems little to commend a stay, but the Panagia quarter above the port preserves a scattering of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings, and considerable atmosphere. It is by far the most attractive part of town to explore, wandering amid the twisting wedge of lanes and up towards the citadel.

Mehmet Ali, the Pasha of Egypt and founder of the dynasty which ended with King Farouk, was born in Kavala in 1769 and his birthplace, at the corner of Paulidou and Mechmet Ali, is maintained as a monument. To visit its wood-paneled reception rooms, ground-floor stables and first-floor harem, ring for the caretaker. Another caretaker may escort you through the Citadel (summer daily 10am–7pm) so you can explore the Byzantine ramparts and dungeon; in season it hosts a few festival performances, mainly dance, in its main court.

The Archeological Museum (Tues–Sun 8.30am–3pm) at the west end of the waterfront, just off Erithri Stavri, contains a fine dolphin mosaic, a reconstructed Macedonian funeral chamber and many terracotta figurines decorated in their original paint. Close by, on Odhos Filippou, is the Folk Art Museum (daily 9–11am & 6–9pm) which, as well as traditional costumes and household utensils, has some interesting rooms devoted to the locally born sculptor Polignotos Vigis.

In the main square, Platia Eleftherias, is an EOT office, which can provide schedules for daily ferries from Kavala to Thassos and other east Aegean islands. There are hotels, beaches, museums, restaurants and taverns as well as an aqueduct and Byzantine citadel. Boats can be hired for fishing, water-skiing and sailing. Popular sandy beaches are at Kalamitsa, Batis and Toska, and secluded ones at Iraklitsa and Peramos. There are also some little-known stalactite and stalagmite caves and many archaeological sites nearby. Mount Pangaion is a good area for hunting and climbing.

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Municipalities and communities of the KAVALA Prefecture (Please visit Wikipedia and insert info in each place.)

Agias Kosmas Agiasma Agios Andreas Akropotamos Antifilippi Amissiana Amygdaleonas

Ano Kefalari Astris on Thasos Avramilia Chalkero Chrysi Akti Chrysochori Chrysokastro
Dialekto Dipotamos Disvato Domatia Elafochori Elaiochori Eleftheres Eleftheroupoli
Eratino Folia Galipsos Georgiani Gerontas Gravouna  Karavangeli Kariani Kavala
Kechrokampos Keramoti Kipia Kokkinochoma Koryfes Krinides Kryoneri Lefki Lekani
Limnia Loutra Elefthero Lydia Lykostoma Makrychori Melissokomio Mesoropi Moustheni
Myrtofyto Nea Karvali Nea Karya Nea Komi Nea Iraklitsa Nea Peramos Nikisiani Orfani
Ormos Prinou Ofryni Palaia Kavala Palaiochori Perni Petropigi Piges Platamonas
Platanotopos Podochori Polyneri Polystylo Pontolivado Skopos Touzla Zarkadia Zygos

Ancient Macedonian City of Philippi

Map Of Kavala


THASOS

 

Municipalities and communities of the THASOS


Aliki on Thaso Kallirachi, on Thasos  Kalyves, on Thasos Kastro on Thasos Kinira on Thasos
Krini, on Thasos Limenaria on Thasos Makryamos, on Thasos Maries on Thasos Theologos, on Thasos
Skala Kallirachis on Thasos Skala Maries, on Thasos Skala Rachinou, on Thasos Skala Sotiros, on Thasos
Sotiris, on Thasos  Panagia, on Thasos Potamia, on Thasos Potos on Thasos Prinos, on Thasos
Rachoni, on Thasos Thasos Theologos, on Thasos


THASOS Information

Map of Thasos



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