Vieuw on Kavala!
Today we went to Kavala, you have too see this place before you leave Jan, thats what Mehmet told me when we're leaving Komoti. Most of the year the weather is good and the sun is shimming almost every day, but this week was different and also today. Rain, fog and too cold for the time of the year. Kavala, the prefectural capital, is one of the most attractive of Greece's largest cities, rising like an ampitheatre from the beautiful harbor up to a huge Byzantine fortress. Built on the ancient city of Neopolis, the cities population doubled in 1922 when the Greeks from Asia minor made there way here during the exchange of populations. The spacious squares, contemporary buildings, and shopping centres on the west side of the city form a pleasant contrast to the traditional old houses, tiny gardens and flagged alleyways of the eastern side. The harbour is particularly picturesque with its countless brightly coloured fishing caiques moored along the waterfront. Among the city's impressive landmarks are the old walls, the Byzantine castle, and the Kamares - the aqueduct erected by Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century , Mehmet Ali's house (18th century) and the Imaret, a Turkish building.
we have explored the city, but time was too short. On the quay, we sat and drank some drinks.
On the way back we drove through Xanthi
and we made an evening stroll through the city, than we used our meal in a nice fastfood restaurant.
Again a wonderful day!