Northern Greece is a part of the country, which covers the regions of Macedonia and Thrace. The area boasts of a rich and fascinating history yet to be uncovered by tourists. Subject to Roman, Macedonian, Byzantine and Ottoman rule it has been left with several cultural influences and impressive architectural remains. The territory is composed of a distinct, Mediterranean environment and a beautiful landscape with access to the Aegean Sea. Its mountainous terrain has some of the most striking mountains of Greece including Mount Pangeon.
Kavala is one of the most picturesque towns of the region. It has been built amphitheatrically along the slopes of Mt Symvolo gifting it with breathtaking views and scenery. Settlers from the island of Thassos initially conquered the town in the 7 th BC and since then it has been subject to a number of invasions across different eras. Various architectural monuments preserve the town’s history including: impressive Ottoman mansions, the Kavala aqueduct, the stunning fortress at the town’s hilltop and numerous tobacco factories. It is a true melting pot of cultures and stories giving it a unique character and charm.
In its modern form Kavala is a vibrant town, one of the main urban centers of Northern Greece and home to the principal seaport of the region. Along the harbor one can spot fishermen unloading their catches of the day, parked next to luxurious yachts and sailboats. A number of taverns are dotted along the port selling mouth- watering Greek delicacies and fresh seafood. The city’s most buzzing area is Megalous Alexandrou Pedestrian Street, which is filled with small boutiques, cafes and bars. The locals will spend their weekends filtering in and out of the shops and catching up on the local gossip over coffee.
This place has truly managed to preserve the history, culture and beauty that define authentic Greece.