Greece City: Cavala

Lying on the shore of the same name Gulf-port Cavala (Kavala) – the second largest city of Macedonia and the second port of Northern Greece.


In the XIX century, it was a thriving shopping center, tobacco from which was diverged throughout the light. Picturesque citadel "Blue City", How often is Cavalu for the obvious prevalence of sea blue in her landscapes, looks down from the rocky rogue east of the port, and the elegant arches of Ottoman Aqueduka Literally permeate modern quarters, and old coastal areas. Wedge-shaped Quarter Panayia Eastern port is almost completely built up with rich mansions of the XVII-XIX centuries (many of them are rebuilt on expensive hotels and restaurants), and his picturesque alleys run up to the foot of the citadel. And in the yard of the native Houses Mehmet Ali (now also turned into a high-class restaurant) is an elegant equestrian bronze statue that is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece.

Citadel itself (open daily: in summer with 8.00 to 19.00, in winter – from 8.00 to 17.00; Entry free) Although it is called Byzantine castment, But for almost 800 years by all the rulers of the region. Here you can explore the towers, dungeon and tank, a beautiful panorama opens from the walls, and in the period of the festival, colorful musical performances are held inside the fortress walls.

Cities of Greece Cavala

On the other side of the harbor, opposite the Old Town, there are three good museums: Archaeological Museum (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 17.00; 2 euros), Municipal Museum (open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 14.00, on Saturday – from 9.00 to 13.00; The entrance is free) in the complex of old tobacco warehouses and, not surprisingly, – Tobacco Museum (open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 13.00; Free admission). "Tobacco prosperity" Cavalai Best demonstrates the incredible facade of the nearby municipal tobacco municipal warehouse (Dhimotiki Kapnapothiki) at Platia Kapnergati, which is quite capable of competing with many palaces in Europe.

Around the city

a small village Keramoti (Keramoti, 9 km east of the city airport) is famous for a fairly decent beach framed by pines and covered with grass dunes, baths of Nestos River (places).

Cities of Greece Cavala

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