Κavala, known through out Greece as the "Blue City", the former "Mecca of Tobacco", having been the center of intense tobacco trading activity during the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of the mountain range "Simvolo".
It is rated as one of the most beautiful and graphical cities of Greece, due to its unique appearance and privileged location at which it was built. Capital of the homonymous prefecture, which is located between the rivers Strimona and Nestos, which form its natural boundaries. The city’s position, next to the sea and on the route of the Egnatia Highway, with driving destination 2 hours from Thessaloniki (165 km), it neighbors with the prefectures of Serres (West), Drama (North) and Xanthi (East), making it an ideal proposition for vacation.
Upon entering the city, one sees the city unfolding amphitheatrically among the slopes of the mountain range that surround it and the Northern shore of the Aegean Sea. Kavala is a big touristic area and has touristic characteristics alike the most beautiful summer and winter destinations of Greece, even Southern Europe, with the island of Thassos and the coastal zone of the rest of the prefecture being distinctive due to its variety in land scapes and clean beaches. Kavala is connectede with the rest of Greece by land, air and sea transportations and with Europe with charter flights.
In the city of Kavala, one can see and visit:
Also, one of the oldest and most important festivals that takes place in Greece, the second in longevity after the Festival of Epidavros, is the Festival of Philippi where concerts are organized, ancient drama plays, and other festivities in the ancient theatre since 1957. The festivities take place from mid July till the beginning of September.
Oceanview Beach Hotel has a distance of 5 km from the panhellenically known beach of Ammolofi.
The prefecture of Kavala is suitable for many different forms of tourism, as also the neighbouring prefectures of Serres, Drama and Xanthi. With Oceanview Beach Hotel as your starting point, you can organize short, one day excursions and visit the following places:
In the prefecture of Kavala:
Distances in kilometers from Oceanview Beach Hotel:
Kavala - 28 km
Chrisoupoli Airport - 58 km
Thessaloniki - 137 km
Drama - 64 km
Xanthi - 84 km
Serres - 94 km
Athens - 652 km
Thermal Baths of Eleftheres - 14 km
Mud Baths of Krinides - 45 km
Archaeological Site and Ancient Theatre of Philippi - 44 km
Baptistery of Saint Lydia - 45 km
Thessaloniki Airport - 154 km
You can organize short, one day excursions and visit the following places in the neighbouring prefectures of Serres, Drama and Xanthi:
Finally, a trip to Thessaloniki for shopping at its stores and malls, and also for coffee at Aristotelous Square and the sea front is recommended.