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Kavala – Philippi

Kavala, which was once called Neapolis, is one of the most beautifully situated cities in Northern Greece. The city, which now has about 54 000 inhabitants, was visited by St. Paul during his apostolic mission, who sailed there from Samthrace in the year 50AD. The city and the surrounding areas have much to offer to visitors. Starting from the many sites worth seeing, such as the colourful old town on Panagia hill overlooking the scenic port of Kavala, the Mohamed Ali museum (the founder of the Egyptian dynasty), Kavala’s historic aqueduct, and the archaeological museum; and ending on the beautiful sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea. There are many sites located close to the city which are also worth mentioning, such as the archaeological site of Phillipi with its interesting museum, or the nearby Lydia park (Lydia was the first woman in Europe to be baptised by St. Paul); the thermal springs in Eleftheres or the mud baths in Krinides. In order to visit Kavala, Phillipi, and the surrounding areas – all of which a licenced English-speaking guide like myself could tell you much about – a day may not be enough…