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About Kavala

A fascinating cultural crossroads between East and West, Kavala sits on the tranquil shores of the Aegean Sea. Many visitors pass through the city on their way to the islands of the Northern Aegean — but Kavala is a wonderful destination in its own right. Close to the old town, our pick of the best places to stay in Kavala offer everything from contemporary cool to timeless luxury.

Begin your explorations in the city's charming old town, with narrow cobbled alleys and tiny squares lined with bustling cafes, tavernas and boutiques. The western side of the city has more modern architecture, with shopping arcades and larger, sun-drenched squares, whilst the harbour and waterfront are perfect for leisurely strolls and admiring the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine fortress, see the striking Kamares — a 16th-century aqueduct — and step back in time at the Archaeological Museum of Kavala.

Guided walking tours are a fantastic way to get a sense of the city, or to discover the surrounding countryside and coastline. Take cycling tours, clamber up the verdant Pangaion for dazzling views, or enjoy boat trips out to gorgeous Thassos, home to the iconic Philippi ruins. Return to your pick of the best places to stay in Kavala to unwind in style!

The Best Places to Stay in Kavala

For a Chic B&B

  • Anthemion House offers just seven guest rooms, set behind a 1927-built neoclassical façade. Chic, contemporary interiors are clad in light grey tones, with blue and green accents and custom-made furniture in pale wood. Savour hearty breakfasts before you head out to discover the city -- beginning with the neighbouring Aqueduct monument.

For Lavish Luxury

  • Imaret is a magnificent five star hotel, built in 1817 by the Imaret of Mohamed Ali Pasha. The entire hotel reflects the opulence of the Ottoman age, with lavishly decorated rooms and suites, a swimming pool shaded by orange trees, and a gorgeous gourmet restaurant. The views of the port are striking, too. A romantic and luxurious choice.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Kavala International Airport, 30 minutes by bus or taxi from the city. Alternatively, travel by ferry from other nearby hubs, such as the Halkidiki Peninsula.
  • There's plenty to see in Kavala! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 25 - 30°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.

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Best Hotels in Kavala

  • Anthemion House Kavala 7 rooms from £56

    Local exploring  -  This hotel's location makes it the perfect base for local exploring in the city; start at the neighbouring Aqueduct monument
    City Style  -  Set in a beautifully restored heritage property in central Kavala, this hotel has lots of local city charm
    Romantic Break  -  The beautifully appointed suites at this hotel make an elegant backdrop for a romantic break on the coast
    Sights nearby  -  Start your sightseeing at The Aqueduct of Kavala, popularly known as the Kamares, situated next to the hotel
    Air conditioningGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    Situated next to the landmark Aqueduct monument, this hotel offers a sophisticated stay in Kavala. The property's neoclassical facade gives way to elegant, contemporary apartments with custom-made furniture and unique design pieces. Enjoy a refreshing Greek breakfast before you set out sightseeing. See More

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  • Imaret Kavala 26 rooms from £226

    Spa  -  A wide range of hamam, massages, baths and facials are on offer.
    Full of character
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendly
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

    Beautifully restored Ottoman mansion hotel, an Arabian Nights fantasy with a water garden, lovely rooms full of character, and gourmet dining with views of the bay. See More

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