Discovering Kavala through a City Walk: Fortress Edition

Take your backpack, a snack and water, and step in history

One of the most popular city walks is the trail from the port that goes around the castle and leads to Panagia, from there you can visit the Fortress and get lost to the old City

Start point From Marina

The Fortress Walk:

Coast road of Kavala

Starting from the marina in Kavala, visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque harbor and admire the yachts and boats moored there. The marina serves as the perfect starting point for a scenic walk through the city, offering a unique and memorable experience. Whether you are a local or a tourist, a city walk from the marina is a must-do activity for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the city’s rich history and culture.

Straight to the Harbor


Just 500 meters east of the city center lies the harbor of Kavala, a bustling hub of activity and a gateway to the Aegean Sea. Visitors can board ferries from the harbor to explore the nearby island of Thassos and other destinations. Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply looking for a place to unwind, the harbor of Kavala is a must-visit location for anyone exploring this beautiful coastal city.

The trail to Panagia

The trail from the port to Panagia offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors to Kavala. This scenic path is dotted with perfect views of the Aegean Sea, surrounded by lush greenery, and dotted with ancient city walls. The trail is also lined with steps, making the ascent to Panagia an enjoyable workout. Visitors can experience the beauty and history of the city as they make their way to the historic site of Panagia

Insiders Tip

At the top of panagia just across the Church there is a nice coffee shop called “Briki”, you can catch your breath there and enjoy the view.

The trail to fortress

As you descend from Panagia along the stone trail, you will find signs that will guide you to the historic Kavala Fortress. The trail, surrounded by lush greenery, leads visitors through a journey of discovery, offering stunning views of the city and the Aegean Sea. The signs along the trail provide information about the history and significance of the fortress, making the walk both educational and enjoyable. At some point you will reach the fortress and you can visit with a small ticket price.

How much is the price for Kavala’s Fortress??

There is a small cost included for visiting the fortress around 5 Euros and for more specifically check the photo:

Visiting Kalava Fortress, is it worthing?

Absolutely, visiting Kavala Fortress is worth it. The fortress is a historical site with significant cultural and architectural value, offering breathtaking views and rich history to explore.

Road of water kamares

After visiting the Kavala Fortress, the trail will lead you to Kamares, also known as the “Road of Water.” This scenic route offers stunning views of the sea and is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. From Kamares, you can make your way to the center of the city and search for a small restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal.

Concluding your journey in Kavala, the Coast Walk offers a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere along the city’s stunning coastline. Stretching from the port to Faliro, this lively promenade is filled with people, palm trees, and fishing boats in the marina. The sounds of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque views make this walk the ideal place to sit and relax in Faliro Park, a serene spot for taking in the views of the Aegean.

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