Kavala is a very beautiful city, built amphitheatrically over the homonym graphic gulf. It is a big harbour, commercial and industrial centre with tradition in the processing of tobacco. Over the city dominates the castle with the fantastic view and below unfolds the old city. In the old city the traditional settlement of Panagia is a genuine sample of traditional Macedonian architecture, with the alleys and neoclassic mansions.
The modern city of Kavala, maintains inalterable a lot of elements from its old physiognomy and creates a combination of the old and the modern.
The city was inhabited from the Neolithic era. It is first mentioned in the 7th century BC with the name Neapolis as colony of Thasos. Later the Romans strengthen its position as commercial harbor and make it a junction point of Egnatia Road. Apostle Paul passed from Kavala in 50 AD in order to teach Christianity. At the Byzantine years it was renamed Christoupolis and during the Ottoman domination Kavala.
The beaches of the prefecture are beautiful with clean waters and tourist infrastructure.