A coastal city that stands out for its fantastic hilltop views. Its cute old town and a number of nearby historical monuments await your visit.

A panoramic view of the port of the city of Kavala including the seafront promenade and a part of the old town.
photo: CeeGee / CC BY-SA 4.0

Kavala Beaches

A picture showing a part of the sandy beach at Ammolofoi at Nea Peramos.
distant ≈ 23km

Ammolofoi Beaches

Nea Peramos

Four beaches on four small bays with clear waters, soft sand, reefs, and excellent views of mountains. Beach bars, cocktails, fun.

Numerous sunbeds and umbrellas at the beach bar of the Keramoti (Ammoglossa) Beach.
distant ≈ 36.7km

Keramoti Beach

Keramoti has a sandy peninsula, a bit like a tropical island. Almost 5 km long, it has shallow waters, and so it attracts families.


Camping Batis Beach

Private beach of Batis Camping with state-of-art facilities and quality infrastructure for events. Perfect for families with kids.


Nea Iraklitsa Beach

Nea Iraklitsa is a long fine-sand beach with beach bars, easy access and accommodation options, and a beautiful view to Fidonisi islet.


Kalamitsa Beach

An urban beach, fully-organized and comfortable, it's Kavala's easy escape on hot summer days. Kalamitsa is sandy and most importantly clean.


Rapsani Beach

On hot summer days, Rapsani presents Kavala a get-away. It's a developed beach with facilities. When in sea, mind sharp stones and urchins.


Perigiali Beach

Located at the eastern edge of Kavala, Perigiali beach has bars and all amenities you may seek. Fine sand, nice waters - not too bad for an urban beach.

Kavala Attractions


Kavala Old Aqueduct

Famous landmark which served the city with water for many centuries starting from the Roman period. Locally referred to as "Kamares".


Kavala Town Hall

An extraordinary building with a gothic revival architecture style that houses the Town Hall. It was built by a Hungarian family in 1890s.


Archaeological Site of Philippi

This city built around 360BC had important economic and strategic role to play in the expansion and development of the Macedonian Kingdom.


Kavala Castle (Fort)

The castle was built on the top of the hill where the old town of Kavala is located. It has a long history and has turned to be the city's trademark.


Saint Paul Church

Kavala's Cathedral is dedicated to St Paul who preached and converted (at Philippi - close to Kavala) the first Christian on European grounds ever.

Kavala Things to Do

Exterior view of the Panagia Eikosifoinissa Monastery with the main church and some of the surrounding buildings.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 36.3km

Monastery of Panagia Eikosifoinissa

This old monastery played an important role during the Greek revolution. You will find it surrounded by forests, a long drive up the mountain.


Old Town of Kavala

The area around the Castle of Kavala will take you back into the past. Locally referred as "Panagia" (Mother Mary).


Profitis Ilias Church

Thanks to its white colour and architecture, the Prophet Elias church has a Greek-island feel. It's built atop a rock and enjoys stunning views over the city.

Kavala Why visit?

  • The first place in Europe to welcome Apostle Paul and Christianity.
  • Named Neapolis in antiquity, and Christopolis in Eastern Roman times.
  • Founded by settlers from nearby Thasos island.