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  • 1 Kamares Aqueduct Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 65110 Kavála

    Spanning the hollow ground separating modern Kavala from the old town, this aqueduct was built in the 16C by Suleiman the Magnificent.

  • 2 South Section Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 640 03 Krinídes

    The Via Egnatia in the South Section was the main street of Roman Philippi (note the ruts worn by chariots). It leads to the ruins of the forum, built mostly in the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius; the market; the Pillared Basilica, which was ne..

  • 3 Ruins of Philippi Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 640 03 Krinídes

    The ancient city of Fílipi, on the outposts of the great plains of eastern Macedonia, was involved more than once in events involving the fate of the Western world. It was here that Anthony and Octavian marched against the army of Brutus and Cassius,..

  • 4 North Section Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 640 03 Krinídes

    In addition to the ruins of a basilica with an atrium (6C) and the finds excavated at the prehistoric site of Dikili Tash on display in the museum, there is a great theatre dating back to the 4C BC. It was refurbished by the Romans in the 2C, then re..

  • 5 Old Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Poulidou GR - 652 01 Kavála

    Within the ramparts lies the picturesque Old Town; its narrow streets and steps wind between the houses from the Ottoman era with tiny courtyards and flowering balconies. Don't miss, near Platía Karaoli, the imarét, a huge and unusual collection of b..

  • 6 Citadel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Isidorou GR - 65201 Kavála

    The kástro (citadel) stands on the site of the ancient acropolis. There are exceptional views of Kavála from the Byzantine ramparts reinforced with towers. The aqueduct below supplied the Old Town with water. Within the ramparts there are prisons and..

  • 7 Archeological Museum

    Museums and art

    R. Ethnikis-Antistaseos GR - 65010 Kavála

    The museum's collections are well presented in a modern building. Room 1 is devoted to the excavations at Neapolis. Note the colossal Ionic capitals from the sanctuary of Parthenos (6C-5C BC) excavated near the Imarét, a huge building built in the Mu..

  • 8 East Section

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 640 03 Krinídes

    Neapolis Gate, the entrance to Philippi (Fílipi) from Kavála, was part of the Byzantine walls, which still exist in places and were reinforced with towers. The section running north climbs up to the Greek acropolis where three towers were built in th..

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