History of Town
Kavala, one of the loveliest cities of the Greek north, is located 40 km away from Keramoti and can be easily reached through a 25-minute drive. This city presents Ottoman treasures, Byzantine walls, and a lively harbor.
The city trademark, the double, gigantic arches, are 270 metres long and 26 metres high and are the last section of a large water supply system, measuring 6,400 metres in length. According to the prevailing view, the Kamares were constructed between 1520 and 1539 on top of an even older Roman aqueduct, so to as cover water supply needs, linking Panagia with the springs at Palia Kavala. Nearly half a millennium later, it is no less impressive.
Things to do in Kavala
A tour around the Old City (Panayia)
There are so many sights and attractions to explore. The landmark of the Old City is the Mohamed Ali square (named after the 19th-century Ottoman governor of Egypt who was born in Kavala and whose home and the statue can be found here). A tour around Mohamed Ali Street will lead you to the oldest district of the city, where you will have the chance to visit Hussein Bey Mosque (or Music Mosque). Wandering in the paths of the past in the old city, you cannot miss the beautiful castle that stands on the top of the peninsula hill, offering visitors a unique view of the sea and the colorful old town.
The modern town
The city’s most popular meeting point is Eleftherias Square while the most buzzing point is Megalou Alexandrou Pedestrian Street featuring chic shops, cafes, bars as well as a tobacco warehouse that has been transformed into a shopping center. Near Eleftherias Square you will discover the church of Agios Nikolaos which was transformed from a mosque into an Orthodox Christian place of worship. Outside the church is a digital presentation of its history and on its southern side is a wonderful memorial to the Apostle Paul.