SEE

The interior enclosure of the fortress, a unique view of Kavala, concerts and theatrical performances in the open air theatre, also digitalized and 3D items, monuments, videos and texts.

LISTEN

The sound of the sea, the rustling of tree leafs, birds, but also local residents’ testimonials about life in the acropolis.

FEEL

The tranquility and mystique of the place, the history, the authenticity, feel the fortress walls, buildings and armory, and browse the digital touch screens that will quickly transfer you in time and space.

TASTE

Navigate within the old town walls and taste local cuisine in picturesque taverns, walk to the top to visit the fortress and have a beverage or a snack while enjoying the peaceful environment and view of the fortress’s interior.

The Acropolis of Kavala, built around the first quarter of 15th century, stands at the top of Panagia peninsula where the old town is situated. It was built on the remains of the Byzantine Acropolis of Christoupolis (former name of Kavala) which was destroyed in 1391, incorporating parts that survived from it. The various fortification interventions are quite obvious and were carried out by Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans.

 

 

 

 

Today, visitors can see:

  • The central circular tower that served as the past resort for defense. The tower's roof offers a unique view of the town of Kavala.
  • The arsenal and food storage that was converted to a prison in the 18th century.
  • The guardhouse that served as the guards and officers quarters.
  • The cistern.

The entire Acropolis is built with local granite stone, mixed with marble and bricks. From the main gate, one can see the division between the internal and external enclosure by a transverse wall. The internal enclosure was the most crucial part of the Acropolis, as it enclosed the vital defense facilities.

One polygonal and two square towers are located in the external enclosure, along with a modern open air theatre that regularly accommodates music events, theatrical plays and various festivities. After touring the site, the visitors can enjoy their favorite beverage at the cafeteria while enjoying a view of the theatre.

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City of Kavala showcased


 

 

 

The Fortress of Kavala is one of the few monuments in Greece operated by a Municipal Enterprise. DIMOFELIA is responsible for management, operation and promotion, and in cooperation with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala - Thasos and the Municipality of Kavala implements related projects and interventions. The Fortress, also known as the Acropolis of Kavala, receives each year tens of thousands of visitors and is a symbol and a landmark for the city of Kavala through the centuries.
Contact Us

Public Benefit Organisation of the City of Kavala
Tourist Information Centre
Α: El. Venizelou & I. Dragoumi str., PC 65302, Kavala
T: 2510 231011
F: 2510 231011
Ε: touristinfo@kavalagreece.gr

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 20:30.
Fortress
Α: Isidorou 28, PC 65201, Kavala
Τ: 2510 838602
E: tourism-castle@kavalagreece.gr


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