Silversea Luxury Cruises A Kavala

Kavala
Kavala

Situated on the Bay of Kavala across from the island of Thasos, the northern Greece city of Kavala is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and capital of the Kavala prefecture.Kavala is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo, thus forming one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. From its cobblestoned, palm tree-lined port to the Old City, Kavalas features an eclectic blend of ancient and modern landmarks, mansions and districts highlighted by inlets, capes, harbours and idyllic beaches. View more

According to archaeological finds, Kavala's Panagia District has been inhabited since the 7th century B.C. The city's strategic and economic importance over the centuries is attributed to its strategic position in Via Egnatia. Built during the Roman Era, Via Egnatia traversed the city, connecting east and west to its port and the natural fortification of the peninsula on which the Old City was built. Kavala endured numerous invasions and battles during the Byzantine Era. The city was occupied by the Ottoman Empire for several centuries, and Bulgaria during the first Balkan War and World War I. Following the Greco-Turkish War, Kavala entered a new era of industrial and agricultural development that was greatly influenced by the processing and trading of tobacco. Today, the modern city of Kavala boasts a unique character reflecting its recent past; the city's Neo-Classical mansions, large tobacco warehouses and Tobacco Museum evoke this era of prosperity. Kavala's lovely waterfront is home to modern buildings and tavernas, while fishing boats cast their reflection on the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Among the city's most popular destinations are Eleftherias Square and Megalou Alexandrou Pedestrian Street, which features chic shops, cafes, bars and a tobacco warehouse that has been transformed into a bustling shopping center. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursiones en Kavala

Famous Site of Philippi & Lydia

Visit the famous site of Philippi which lies north-west of Kavala, on the northern border of the marsh that in Antiquity covered the entire plain separating it from the Pangaion hills to the south.


Philippi

Depart by coach for a 20 minute scenic ride from the beautiful port of Kavala. Enjoy history that goes back to its foundation in the 6th century BC by settlers from Thasos and Eretria. Today Kavala is a busy city, where life centres around the harbour below the castle. The archaeological site of ancient Philippi is where Apostle Paul first preached Christianity. Visit the main site to see the ruins of the glorious ancient city, the two Basilicas, the Forum, the Byzantine Headquarters, the so -called jail of Apostle Paul, the theatre of the classical period.


Lydia

Next, stop and visit Lydia site, the stream where Lydia was baptised as well as the modern baptistery.


From here a short drive will take you to ship. Time permitting you may choose to remain in town for time at leisure.


Please note: This tour involves extensive amount of walking (Approximately 800m / 0.5 miles), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Tour sequence may vary to avoid overcrowding.

Kavala Beach Escape

Discover why Greece is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches during this delightful, half-day excursion to Tosca Beach.


Depart the pier for the short drive to Tosca Beach. Located just three miles (five kilometres) from the port of Kavala, this lovely, golden-sand beach with lush vegetation has been awarded the 'Blue Flag' designation for its crystal-clear water and organisation. A four-star hotel, restaurant and cafeteria are located on-site.


Upon arrival, leave the coach for the brief walk to the sun beds and umbrellas. During your visit, you can relax and unwind whilst sunbathing, swim in the crystal-clear water of the Aegean Sea, take a stroll on the soft sand and/or sip a refreshing drink at the beach bar. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking (200 metres/0.12 miles), at times on uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Two sunbeds and one umbrella are provided per couple. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. This tour may not be able to operate on October 8th. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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