The Municipality of Kavala is a popular tourist destination for both Greeks and foreigners (mainly Balkans, Russians and Turks throughout the year), resulting in a steadily ascendant course of visitors exceeding 1,500,000 per year.
Apart from the deep blue sea and clean sandy beaches, the nice hotel infrastructure, the various thermal springs, the Municipality of Kavala constitutes also a place of Christian and archaeological interest.
The first European church was founded in 49 AD, in the city of Philippi, by Apostle Paul and there was baptized the first European Christian, Saint Lydia of Thyatira.
A great number of well-preserved early-age Christian monasteries and churches can be found in the region.
In close proximity to the city of Kavala and within a short distance from the EUROMEDICA – LYDIA Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, there is the ancient city of Philippi, on the road of Old Egnatia Street, the most important archaeological site of Eastern Macedonia with its ancient theater and castle.
This was also the place where, in 42 BC, the famous battle of Philippi among the assassins of Julius Caesar and the loyal generals of Rome, Antony and Octavian, took place, ending with the prevalence of the latter.
The ancient city of Amphipolis, located across the banks of the Strymonas river and along the ancient Egnatia Street, constitutes a point of reference with its historical monument depicting the Lion of Amphipolis and the recently discovered Macedonian tombs of great archaeological value.
Additionally, the Byzantine Anaktoroupolis, another archaeological site of special interest, can be found in today’s city of Nea Peramos.
In the island of Thasos, the multiple archaeological sites (Acropolis, ancient port, ancient market, ancient theater etc.), the churches and the numerous monasteries, along with its magnificent coastline, receive visits from hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
The city of Kavala, an old colony of Thasos, is rich in monuments aging back to the ancient, Roman and Byzantine times, as well as the Ottoman period (ancient walls, fortress, Roman aqueduct, etc.). Archaeological findings kept in the Archaeological Museum of Kavala, the Tobacco Museum and the Maritime Museum, located in the city, keep the history of this place alive and illuminate the cultural heritage of the region.