Cruise Port Atlas | Kavala, Greece Map | Location

Kavala, Greece Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Kavala: Voyages of Discovery, Azamara Club Cruises, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Holland America

Recommended Attractions: Imaret, Fortress, Aqueduct, Church of Panagia, Promenade, Archaeological Museum, Philippi, Mud Spa, Lydia, Nestos Delta, Wineries, Alistrati Cave, Beaches

The small city of Kavala, on the northern coast of the Aegean, has many attractions for cruisers. Neapolis (its original Greek name) was founded by the Greeks and Thracians. It is near the important ruins of Philippi, founded by Alexander the Great's father Phillip II of Macedonia. Philippi was the first place in Europe visited by Paul the Apostle and the place he wrote his New Testament letters to the Philippians. It was an important port for the Byzantines and the Ottomans who built and rebuilt the fortress that overlooks the old city (Panagia). It is the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, the founder of modern Egypt, and his birth home and the madrassah he built are important attractions. There are several "blue flag" beaches rated for their clean waters and excellent facilities. Nearby is the huge delta of the Nestor River, where bird-watching, hiking, and canoeing are popular. Kavala was an important tobacco growing area for a couple centuries, so it features a Tobacco Museum. The local wineries offer tours and some excellent vintages. The Alistrati Cave is a great place to see massive stalactites and stalagmites.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Greek

Secondary Languages: none

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Kavala's Old Town by Thanatos666

Geography and Population

Kavala is one of Greece's northern-most cities along the northern coast of the Aegean in the area that has long been known as Macedonia.  The region around the city is rocky, but relatively flat for Greece.  The Nestor River Delta is about 30 KM east of the city. The population is just under 75,000.

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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How Far?

Taxis within the city are inexpensive and you should pay around 3 Euros for a ride to locations in the city.  There is a surcharge for pickups at the airport or port terminal.  Bus tickets within the city are about 1 Euro.  Taxis are metered.  Ask for a receipt to ensure that you are not overcharged.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Kavala Passenger Terminal Cruise Berths 25-200 meters 1-3 minutes walk  
Kavala Passenger Terminal Airport 35 KM 35 minutes  
Kavala Passenger Terminal Imaret 0.25 KM 5 minute walk  
Kavala Passenger Terminal Fortress 1 KM (taxi), 0.5 KM (walk) 3 minutes (taxi), 15 minute (steep walk) 3-5 Euros
Kavala Passenger Terminal Church of Panagia 1 KM 3 minutes (taxi), 15 minute (steep walk) 3-5 Euros
Kavala Passenger Terminal Aquaduct 0.75 KM 2 minutes (taxi), 15 minute (steep walk) 3-5 Euros
Kavala Passenger Terminal Promenade 1 KM 3 minutes (taxi), 15 minute (walk) 3-5 Euros
Kavala Passenger Terminal Archaeological Museum 1.25 KM 4 minutes (taxi), 17 minute (walk) 3-5 Euros
Kavala Wineries 40 KM 40 minutes  
Kavala Philippi 17 KM 30 minutes  
Kavala Nestos River Delta 35 KM 40 minutes  
Kavala Alistrati Cave 65 KM 70 minutes  
Kavala Kalamitsa Beach 4 KM 10 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


General Hospital of Kavala, Sachtouri 6-10, Kavala, 1.1 KM, 5 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Bank of Greece, Ethnikis Antistaseos 2, Kavala, 1 KM, 4 minutes, 12 minute walk
Geniki Bank, Vasileos Pavlou 8, Kavala, 1 KM, 4 minutes, 12 minute walk

Post Office

Post Office, Mitropolitou Chrysostomou, Kavala 652 01, 1 KM, 4 minutes, 12 minute walk

Port and Berths

Passenger Terminal

Aktoploiki Grammi, Kavala 65201, 25-200 meters from Cruise ship Berths
GPS - 40.930934, 24.409849