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Kavala in Regional unit of Kavala, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region, Greece
 

Black Sea - Silk Road

 
 
Black Sea - <i>Silk Road</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2015
1. Black Sea - Silk Road Marker
Inscription. Marker's English Text:

Kavala

The history of the town begins in the 7th century BC, in the reign of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, flourished here the seaport of Neapolis (Kavala) which served the city of Philippi. In 49 AD St. Paul disembarked in the port and began preaching for the first time Christianity in Europe. In the 8th century AD the town changed its name to Christoupoli. In 1391 the town was destroyed and then occupied by the Turks. In 1470 it is first mentioned as Kavala. During the 18th century the port became an important trading post for European trade. In 1913 with the Balkan Wars, Ottoman rule came to an end. Many interesting walking routes traverse this historic town with sites which are worth seeing by the visitor:

1, Old Town
2. Fortress
3. Kamares (aqueduct)
4. The Imaret Mosque
5. Halil Bey Complex
6. The house of Mehmet Ali
7. Monument to St. Paul
8. Archaeological Museum
9. Tobacco Museum
10. The neoclassical mansion of Kyprou Street
11. Kapnergati Square
12. The port
 
Location. 40° 56.453′ N, 24° 23.003′ E. Marker is in Kavala, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region, in Regional unit of Kavala. Marker is on EO Dramas
Black Sea - <i>Silk Road</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2015
2. Black Sea - Silk Road Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a panoramic photograph showing the port of Kavala and the numbered locations that are referred to in the text of the marker.
Kavalas (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region Route 12) east of Egnatia Odos (National Route E90), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located at a scenic roadside rest area, on the high ground, overlooking the port city of Kavala. Marker is in this post office area: Kavala, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region 654 04, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neapolis-Christoupolis-Kavala (7th C.BC. - 20th C.AD.) (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Archeological Area Filippi (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Philippi (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Ancient Theater (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); Annexes to Octagon at Philippi (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); The Octagon at Philippi (approx. 11.5 kilometers away); Christian Philippi (approx. 11.5 kilometers away); Basilica (approx. 11.5 kilometers away).
 
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Black Sea - <i>Silk Road</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2015
3. Black Sea - Silk Road Marker
View of the marker at the scenic roadside rest area.
Black Sea - <i>Silk Road</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2015
4. Black Sea - Silk Road Marker
View of the marker, at the scenic, roadside rest area, on the high ground, overlooking the port city of Kavala.
Black Sea - <i>Silk Road</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 16, 2015
5. Black Sea - Silk Road Marker
View of the port city of Kavala, as seen from the high ground where the marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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