Kavala Town and Tobacco Museum
Departing from the port of Kavala, we start with a short panoramic drive to the centre, passing by the ancient walls of Neapolis, which was the previous name of Kavala. The next is the neighbourhood of Panagia, the oldest one in the town and not far away we drive under the best known monument of Kavala – the aqueduct. From the modern times, there is the only shipyard of the area. We reach the main commercial street and the shopping area and arrive at the Tobacco Museum to get acquainted with the history of tobacco cultivation and production in eastern Macedonia.
Following the museum visit we continue on foot passing by the City Hall of Kavala, a building of unique architecture surrounded by impressive buildings from the 19th century. Going through the garden of the City Hall we reach the pink tobacco warehouse, an industrial building from the period of the prosperous cultivation of the tobacco. We walk through the busy centre of the city towards the famous aqueduct of Kavala, or so-called Kamares, built during the Roman and re-built during the Ottoman occupation of the city. We shall also see the Church of St Nikolaos, built in the same place where Saint Paul stepped for the first time in Europe in 49 a.d on his way to preach Christianity! ! Then, we continue to tavern where we shall try local drink Ouzo after which we return to the port.
|SIGHTSEEING DRIVE ENDING AT||00:30|
|VISIT TOBACCO MUSEUM||01:00|
|WALK THROUGH THE TOWN.||01:00|
|RETURN TO THE PORT – WALK||00:05|
TOTAL DURATION: 3 HRS
- Larger part of the tour is on foot, so passengers should wear non-slip shoes.