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"Panagia ? The old city" Top 5 Page for this destination Kavala Things to Do Tip by Sojna

Kavala Things to Do: 34 reviews and 61 photos

  Th. Poulidou str. and cafe "Glaros"
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  • Th. Poulidou str. and cafe "Glaros" - Kavala
      Th. Poulidou str. and cafe "Glaros"
    by Sojna
  • Xalil Bei complex (mosque and mendresse) - Kavala
      Xalil Bei complex (mosque and mendresse)
    by Sojna

The peninsula of Panagia is the oldest part of the city, with houses that reveal the characteristics of ottoman architecture, of the 19th century. Although there have been some unfortunate interventions in the past years, the settlement has kept a lot of its charm and historical semblance.
The best way to visit the old city, is of course on foot. Walking all along the Theodorou Poulidou street, you will pass the most important sights, such as Imaret, Mohamet Ali square, with his family house and his statue, the church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) - from which derives the name of the settlement - and you will end up to a nice cape, with an old lighthouse and beautiful view to the city of Kavala and the open sea. From there, you can take the path down to the big rocks, that surround the peninsula, and go for a swim, like some locals do!
Don’t miss the chance to wander further through the narrow cobbled streets of Panagia, which will probably lead you up to the Castle of Kavala and then down again on the eastern part of the peninsula.

Directions: Panagia is the idyllic penisula, seen from almost every spot of the city - you can' t miss it!

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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