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Basic information

  • Area: 112.6 km² (43 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +30
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 60,802
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: (UTC+2/3)

Kavala – Overview

Kavala is situated on the Greek mainland coast 150km east of Thessaloniki. It is a major city in
northern Greece, and acts as the main port of eastern Macedonia. Kavala backs onto the lower
slopes of Mount Simvilon, its harbour setting is blissful, and the city of 70000 inhabitants is framed
by the Nestos and Strymonas rivers. Said to be built on the ancient city of Neapolis founded around
400BC, Kavala is steeped in ancient Greek history, and areas such as the Panagia quarter above the
port preserves considerable atmosphere.

Kavala is easy going and retains and unspoilt feel. Its woodland and natural beauty is ripe for
exploring. Its sandy beaches are also beautiful, many of them Blue Flag standard, lying just a stone’s
throw from the city centre. Seafront taverns provide superb freshly caught seafood. Wash it down
with some local wine or traditional tsipouro brandy.

The weather in Kavala is pleasantly varied, with it falling to single figures in winter, into the mid 30s
during July and August. Autumn sees the leaves on the tree hills turn golden, and rain helps keep the
region beautifully green and lush. The port acts as a perfect jump off allows to other islands in the
Aegean Sea, and so tourists are well catered in the area. Accommodation is plentiful can suit most
pockets, ranging from government run campsites, to five star all inclusive hotels.