Kavala Travel Guide

Kavala is one of the largest cities in northern Greece and the bridge to The Green Island of Greece – Thassos Island.To get in Kavala, you should know that the city has a developed infrastructure, with multiple modes of transport: road, sea and air. So you can reach Kavala, either by car, on the European road E90 and from the Egnatia Motorway or you can use the inter regional transport – Bus Lines (KTEL), linking Kavala to Thessaloniki and Athens.

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One of the advantages of traveling by car is that you can sit right on the city hill, staying up even in one of the hotels who offer a wonderful view of the entire city, the Aegean and the island of Thassos which is visible from afar. The city has an international airport,  “Alexander the Great”, which is 27 km from Kavala port and connects it with Athens and the major cities of Europe. Also, to get here, you can opt for boat or ferry or to go from Kavala, to the ‘Emerald Isle’ – Thassos.

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·         Nea Iraklitsa, a 1.5 km long beach with fine sand, restaurants and cafes along, offering the possibility to make a boat trip, exploring caves and islands such as Kokkina, Fidonissi and Panagia. The scenery is gorgeous, the water is light blue with iridescent turquoise, the green hill seen at the horizon and the sun seems that merges with the entire landscape. Here, lounge chairs, umbrellas and tray tables are free, but the condition is to consume drinks, which is not much, considering that prices for drinks are more than ok, a bottle of water is 0.5 cents, a frappe, around 2 Euros, a Fanta dose, 1, 5 euro. (The official currency is the euro). Also for families but not only, is the Nea Peramos beach, which includes three villages, ideal facilities to spend a vacation and the tourism is well developed.

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Ammolofoi is the most popular beaches, especially among young people, parties and good vibes, being crowned all the time. Here the beaches have sand dunes, desert vegetation, Caribbean-style bars and facilities for water sports, the atmosphere being livelier.

·         Ammoglossa in Keramoti, Perigiali beach, Rapsani, Kalamitsa, Batis, Tosca, Sarakina and a part of Ammolofoi and Nea Iraklitsa, have been awarded a “blue flag”.

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