Location

Nea Iraklitsa

Just outside the city of Kavala, the picturesque harbor of Nea Iraklitsa is a place of unique magic, undoubtedly the most beautiful village of the area.

At its idyllic, crystal-clear beaches you can enjoy swimming and participate in all kinds of water sports. The beaches of Nea Iraklitsa have been awarded every year with the "blue flag", a distinction which is given after a series of 24 criteria is fulfilled, which have to do with beach cleanness, organization, security of its visitors and protection of the natural environment.

Boat owners can have a comfortable stay in the modern marina, according to all international standards.

Nea Iraklitsa also boasts a sailing club, mini-soccer courts, organized parking and lots of bars and seaside tavernas.

In the morning, the place has the calmness of a small village, which gives its place to the vibes of a busy holiday resort in the evening. In the village you will find a great variety of cafeterias, restaurants and tavernas accross the pedestian zone, which await to welcome you and satisfy your every culinary wish.

For those of you who love boat trips, you will have the opportunity to take short tours in the bay of Nea Iraklitsa and admire many of its natural beauties, such as the small islands Fidonisi and Aretousa, the "Red Rocks" and numerous small beaches accessible by boat.

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Kavala

Kavala, the blue city. The most beautiful port of the Aegean, 12 km away from Nea Iraklitsa. A magnificent combination of marine and mountainous natural environment, which charms its visitors instantly. Kavala is the city with the most beautiful beaches of northern Greece. The city itself features many worth-seeing places, such as the old turkish aquaduct (Kamares), the midieval castle and Imaret on top of the old city (Panagia) and the numerous neoclassical buildings, which prove the city's deep historical background.

Kavala has been admired since antiquity. It combines the tranquillity of a small provincial city and the intensity of a modern touristic resort.

Apart from the city, the rest of the region with its sights and monuments attract visitors worldwide and create the impression that, in Kavala, time goes by more slowly.

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Ammolofi

The exotic beaches of Ammolofi are situated 4 km away from Nea Iraklitsa. They have been developed significantly in the past years, without losing their natural beauty. Ammolofi site is just after the village of Nea Peramos and attracts tourists from all over northern Greece, as well as from many countries of the Balkans.

In that area the visitor can also see the medieval castle, the penninsula of "Vrasidas" and the village Eleftheres, which produces wine and tsipouro of high quality.

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Filippi

At a range of 12 km from Kavala there is the archaeological site of Filippi. This site was a town of the macedonian kingdom, and during roman occupation was a significant collony of veteran legionnaires.

The visitor of Filippi is impressed by the flawlessly preserved roman forum, the old-christian churches and the Egnatia Road that crosses the town. Evident sights are also the acropolis, the roman arena, the baths and the Octagon. The theatre of Filippi hosts every year the homonym festival of ancient drama.

The area of Filippi has been inhabited since Neolithic Age, which is verified by a nearby prehistoric settlement. In 42 b.C., after a great battle, Roman colonists conquer it and transform it into a purely roman town.

It was in Filippi that Apostle Paul preached Christianity for the first time in Europe (49 A.D.) and baptized the very first european christian woman, Lydia, whose baptistery is situated a few hundred metres west of the ancient town.

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Nestos

The Delta of river Nestos is situated in the southern borders of the Prefectures of Kavala and Xanthi. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers, as in much of the route the path is very clear and well maintained. The start of the Delta is placed at the exit of the river from the mountains, in the village Toxotes, and stretches to the south, occupying a large area from Nea Karvali to Abdera, with a coastline of about 50 km. It covers a wide area of about 500,000 acres and it is considered as one of the most important wetlands in Europe, because of its great extent and variety in habitating species. It is a mosaic of different wetlands, the largest and most distinct of which are the lagoons of Vassova, Eratino, Agiasma, Kokala, Chaidefto, Keramoti, Monastiraki and Maggana. The Nestos Delta has been characterized by the greek state as a Wetland of International Significance and is protected by the Treaty of Ramsar.

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