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KAVALA, Town, MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE

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Overview

  Gorgeous scenery, fascinating historical monuments, superb beaches, plus all the services and facilities accompanying sound tourist development, await the visitor to Kavala, one of the gems of eastern Macedonia.
  A city with a distinguished past, Kavala occupies the site of the ancient Neapolis. Its buildings rise like the tiers of an amphitheatre up the slopes of Mt. Simvolo, overlooking the picturesque harbour. The area has been settled since Neolithic times (3.000 B.C.), while Antisara, covering the present villages of Kalamitsa and Kipoupolis just outside town, was founded in the 5th century B.C. Neapolis, of some what later date, knew great prosperity thanks to its strategic location in the region: its proximity to the gold mines on Mt. Pangeo, on the one hand, and its position on the main trade route uniting East and West on the other. Much later, in commemoration of St. Paul’s visit, Neapolis was renamed Christoupolis.
  Over the course of time, the region of Kavala had a turbulent history of invasions, wars and oppression before evolving into the important commercial centre it is today. Besides having an active port, Kavala is the capital of the tobacco industry in Greece.
  Although a modern buisiness centre, Kavala is amply endowed with charms to attract and captivate any visitor, for it has managed to hold onto many features of its former appearance, resulting in a graceful balance of old and new. The spacious squares, contemporary constructions, shops and warehouses on the West side of the city blend harmoniously with the old houses with their gardens and enclosed balconies that jut out over the flagstones of the narrow alleyways on the east side. Traditional and modern meet and merge both in Kavala’s architecture, and its layout.
  Furthermore, its up-to-date facilities for tourists, its nightclubs and its tavernas provide all the amenities while offering endless possibilities for a most pleasant stay.
  Kavala’s harbour is particularly beguiling, filled with dozens of brightly coloured fishing caiques bobbing up and down at the quay before set out at twilight, lamps lit for the night’s adventure.
This text (extract) is cited August 2003 from the Greek National Tourism Organization tourist pamphlet (1988).

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Town hall, Prefecture capital, Province capital, Cathedral house
Postal Code: -
Tel +30 2510
Altitude: 53 meters
Longitude: 24o 24' 48.31" E
Latitude: 40o 55' 58.97" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 56571
1981 56705
Located in the same area of:
NEAPOLIS Ancient city, KAVALA , GREECE
Located:
North (N) at the cove of: KAVALA GULF Gulf, MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE , GREECE
Distances:
245 Nautical miles Southwest (SW) the municipality seat PIRAEUS Town, ATTIKI , GREECE
680 Kilometers Southwest (SW) the capital of the country: ATHENS Town, ATTIKI , GREECE
233 Nautical miles South (S) from the port: VATHY Port, SAMOS , GREECE
173 Kilometers West-southwest (WSW) the provincial capital THESSALONIKI Town, MAKEDONIA CENTRAL , GREECE
342 Nautical miles South-southeast (SSE) from the port: RHODES Town, DODEKANISSOS , GREECE
90 Kilometers Northeast (NE) the prefectural capital XANTHI Town, MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE , GREECE
36 Kilometers Northwest (NW) the prefectural capital DRAMA Town, MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE , GREECE
44 Kilometers West (W) the ski center: PAGGAIO Ski centre, KAVALA , GREECE
Ancient sites within Municipal's District:
VREA Ancient city, KAVALA , GREECE

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