Kamares, Aqueduct of Kavala

The Kamares is the name of the arched aqueduct that is 270 meters long and 25 meters high. It is one of Kavala’s great landmarks and although no longer serves any particular purpose it maintains its beauty and grandeur.

It is believed that there was originally a Roman aqueduct that stood in this very same spot, which was then restructured by the Byzantines in the 14th century into a barrier wall. The current edifice however, is attributed to Ibrahim Pasha, the first Grand Vizier of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who reformed the wall into an aqueduct once again.

The aqueduct supplied drinking water to the town of Kavala from the Mount Pangaeus up until the beginning of the 20th century. The source of this water is at an altitude of 400 meters and is referred to as the “mother of water.”

Tip: Book an official Tour Guide and enjoy the picturesque old town of Kavala and the Aqueduct monument

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