Kavala attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Kavala

Philippi Archaeological Site

Founded in 356 BC by the energetic Macedonian dynast Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great, this evocatively sited ancient city is on Unesco's World Heritage list, and lies just 16km northwest from Kavala. Its s…
Historic Site in Kavala

Panagia Quarter

Named for the Panagia church, this historic peninsula's narrow, tangled streets are lined by pretty pastel houses. A calf-stiffening walk leads up to the castle, while other highlights include the restored ruby Hali…
Historic Building in Kavala

Mohamed Ali House

Dating to around 1770, this superb example of late-Ottoman architecture was birthplace and home to Pasha Mohamed (or Mehmet) Ali, wali of Egypt and an important figure in that nation's modern history. Displays acros…
Museum in Kavala

Tobacco Museum

This surprisingly interesting museum whirls through the history of tobacco cultivation and production in eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Bright murals, old photographs, a curious collection of pipes and a tobacco pres…
Castle in Kavala

Castle

Surmounting Kavala's historic peninsula of Panagia, this picturesque fortress was built on the foundations of a Byzantine acropolis destroyed in 1391. Dating mostly to the early 15th century, it offers great views o…
Museum in Kavala

Archaeological Museum of Kavala

Sculpture, jewellery, grave stelae, terracotta figurines and vases from ancient Amfipoli are found in this quiet, well-presented museum. Looted during WWII, the permanent exhibition nonetheless traces the city's tur…