Kavala Tourist Attractions

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Kavála, the principal port in eastern Macedonia, is beautifully situated on the slopes of Mt Symvolon, rising from the harbor to the Byzantine castle on the acropolis.

Kavála Archeological Museum

The Archeological Museum in Kavála displays finds from the town and surrounding area (Abdera, Amphipolis, Dráma). On the ground floor, to the left of a corridor, are two rooms. Room I: Ionic columns from the temple of the Parthenos at Neapolis, amphora in early Geometric style, etc. Room II: rich finds from the necropolis of Amphipolis (funerary stele, including a painted stele, gold jewellery, pottery). In the courtyard are pieces of marble sculpture. On the upper floor: pottery, a mosaic from Abdera (third century B.C.), coins, etc.
Address: 17 Erythrou Stavrou Street, 65110 Kavála, Greece

Acropolis

The acropolis of Kavala was built in the early 15th century on the site of the former Byzantine acropolis. The site sits high on a rock outcropping, and over looks the town of Kavála.

Kavála Municipal Museum

The Kavála Municipal Museum is housed in a late 19th century neo-classical building. It has a collection of costumes and household items and a good display of work by local artists.
Address: Filíppou 4, Greece

Surroundings

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HIGHLIGHTS

Castle & Aqueduct

Above the harbor, occupying the site of the ancient acropolis, is the Byzantine castle. Within its walls is the house Aqueduct in which Mehmet Ali was born in 1769. The two-story aqueduct which supplied the castle with water was built by the Turks in the 16th century. On the way up to the castle we pass an imaret (soup kitchen for the poor) founded by Mehmet Ali. Higher up is a square in which is the birthplace of Mehmet Ali, with an equestrian statue in front of it. The defensive works of the citadel are well preserved; fine panoramic views.

Lion Statue, Amphipolis, Greece

This ancient Macedonian city, 60km/37mi west of Kavála near the mouth of the river Strymon, was a major Greek stronghold and in Roman times an important staging-point on the Via Egnatia, the great highway running from the Adriatic to Constantinople.
The site extends out into the sea. Greek excavations have revealed sections of the town walls, and in 1972 brought to light a building which has been identified as a gymnasium. The most striking monument is a majestic stone lion of the Hellenistic period which stands outside the ancient city, immediately west of the bridge over the Strymon.

Archaeological Museum

The Amphipolis Archaeological Museum explores the history of Amphipolis from prehistoric times to the Byzantine period. On display are figurines, gold jewelry, coins, sculptures, and other miscellaneous collections.

Drama, Greece

Station on the Salonica-Alexandroúpolis line.
The town of Dráma, 36 km/22 mi northwest of Kavála in eastern Macedonia, lies at the foot of Mt Falakron (2,194m/7,199ft), on a river which is harnessed to drive oil-mills. The area is well watered and fertile, producing cotton, rice and tobacco which are processed in the town.
Dráma is a good location from which to enjoy all the sports offered by Mt Falakro. The mountain of remarkable beauty boasts ski slopes for winter sports enthusiasts and four well-equipped refuges for climbers.

Kokinogies - Mara's Cave

Mara's Cave, at Kokinogies, 20 km from Dráma, is filled with stunning colored stalactites, some of which are two meters in diameter with tips reaching the water's surface.

Eleftheres Spa

The Eleftheres Spa is recommended for chronic rheumatism, arthritis and gynaecological disorders. The method of threatment is bathing.
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