Kavala’s geographical location, its natural port and its adjacency with gold-bearing Mt Pangaion make Kavala one of the oldest coastal towns, with its traces being lost in the mists of prehistory. It was to this town that the Apostle Paul came to teach the message of Christianity for the first time in Europe in 49 AD, and baptised Lydia, the first European Christian woman, on the banks of the River Zygaktis.

Visit the monument of Apostle Paul, the place that Apostle of the Nations took his first steps to European continent, the old town “Panagia”, the imposing fortress, the old aqueduct “Kamares” which is the most characteristic monument of the city, the picturesque lanes of the Old Town, the Archaeological Museum of Kavala and the tobacco museum.

Discover the city center with the beautiful neoclassical buildings, tavernas by the waves, with wonderful seafood and fish menus to sample Mediterranean cuisine.

The archaeological site of Philippi (UNESCO World Heritage List) and the hamlet of Lydia where St Lydia’s Baptistery is to be found, worth also a visit.

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Municipality of Kavala - Tourist Information Centre
Address: Eleftherias Square, Ionos Dragoumi & El. Venizelou, 65302 Kavala
Winter Opening Monday to Saturday, 08:00 – 20:30, Summer Opening Monday to Saturday, 08:00 – 21:00

Distance from Thessaloniki: 153 klm

Public bus from Thessaloniki: Station “Makedonia”, booking office: +30 2310 595422, website: ktelkavalas.gr

Travel tips:
• The road distance between Thessaloniki and Kavala is 152.7 km.
• The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Kavala is to drive which takes 1h 40m.
• Τhere is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Kavala. Services depart operated by KTEL Kavalas and operate several times per day. The journey takes approximately 2- 2,5h, and departs from Thessaloniki Central Station.

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