Kavala, Greece, is located 215 mi/345 km north of Athens in the country's far north. It has a Byzantine hilltop castle overlooking the city, a lively, breathtaking harbor and a huge Turkish aqueduct that was modeled along Roman lines.
Kavala is where you catch the ferry to Thassos, Greece's northernmost island (it has beaches, scenic terrain and nice towns). History buffs may want to visit the 2,300-year-old town of Philippi, 19 mi/30 km north of Kavala, notable for two events in ancient hist... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.