Kavala (Greek: Καβάλα), is the seicont lairgest ceety in northren Greece, the principal seaport o eastren Macedonie an the caipital o Kavala regional unit. It is situatit on the Bay o Kavala, athort frae the island o Thasos. Kavala is locatit on the Egnatia motorwey an is a twa-oor drive tae Thessaloniki (160 km wast) an forty minutes drive tae Drama (37 km north) an Xanthi (56 km east).


View o Kavala.
View o Kavala.
Kavala is locatit in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Kavalas.svg
Coordinates: 40°56′N 24°24′E / 40.933°N 24.400°E / 40.933; 24.400Coordinates: 40°56′N 24°24′E / 40.933°N 24.400°E / 40.933; 24.400
Admeenistrative regionEast Macedonie an Thrace
Regional unitKavala
 • Municipality350.61 km2 (135.37 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit112.6 km2 (43.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Population56,371 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
65x xx
Aurie code(s)2510
Vehicle registrationKB


The municipality o Kavala wis formit at the 2011 local govrenment reform bi the merger o the follaein 2 umwhile municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

Municipal units (umwhile municipalities):
Municipal unit Population
Kavala 58,790
Filippoi 11,711

The population o the new municipality is 70,501 an the aurie is 350,61 km^2. The seat o the municipality is in Kavala. Some o the maist important commonties inside the new municipality are:

Commonty Population
Kavala 56,371
Krinides 3,365
Amigdaleonas 2,724
Nea Karvali 2,225
Zygos 2,057


Kavala is biggit amphitheatrically, wi maist residents enjoyin superb views o the coast an sea. Some o the regions inside Kavala are:

Agia Varvara Agios Athanasios Agios Ioannis Agios Loukas Chilia
Dexameni Kalamitsa Kentro Neapolis Panagia
Perigiali Potamoudia Profitis Ilias Timios Stavros Vyronas


The province o Kavala (Greek: Επαρχία Καβάλας) wis ane o the provinces o the Kavala Prefectur. Its territory correspondit wi that o the current municipality Kavala, an pairt o the municipal unit Eleftheroupoli.[3] It wis abolisht in 2006.


Ootside the airport Megas Alexandros.

Heich-gate netwirkEedit

European route E90 runs throu the ceety an connects Kavala wi the ither ceeties. The Egnatia Motorwey (A2) lees north o the ceety. Ane can enter the ceety frae ane o twa Junctions; 'Kavala Wast' an 'Kavala East'. Kavala haes regular connection wi Interregional Bus Lines (KTEL) frae an tae Thessaloniki an Athens.


The Kavala Internaitional Airport (27 km frae Kavala) is connectit wi Athens bi regularly scheduled flichts an wi mony European ceeties bi scheduled an chairter flichts.


Kavala is connected wi aw the islands o the Northren Aegean Sea wi frequent itineraries of various ferry lines.


The ceety is connectit wi aw o the lairge Greek ceeties sic as Thessaloniki an Athens. Aw o the local veelages are connectit via bus lines an aw. The cost o tickets is vera cheap. Thare is a shuttle bus in Kavala wi thir lines an aw:

  • Vironas - Kallithea
  • Dexameni
  • Cemetery
  • Kipoupoli - Technological Institute
  • Agios Loukas
  • Profitis Ilias
  • Stadium
  • Kalamitsa - Batis (anerlie in simmer)
  • Agios Konstantinos
  • Neapoli
  • Hospital - Perigiali


Municipal stadium Anthi Karagianni.
  • Kavala F.C.: AO Kavala (Greek: Athlitikos Omilos Kavala, Αθλητικός Όμιλος Καβάλα), the Athletic Club Kavala, is a profeesional association fitbaa club based in the ceety o Kavala, Greece. The club plays in the Municipal Kavala Stadium "Anthi Karagianni".[4]
  • Kavala BC.: Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greek: Ένωση Καλαθοσφαίρισης Καβάλας - Basketball Union of Kavala) is a Greek profeesional basketbaa club that is locatit in Kavala, Greece. The club is kent as E.K. Kavalas an aw. The club's full Greek name is Ένωση Καλαθοσφαίρισης Καβάλας. Which means, Kavala Basketball Union or Kavala Basketbaa Association in Scots. The club competes in the Greek League.
  • Kavala Chess Club:[5] Chess is vera popular in Kavala an the local chess club ranks tap in Greece, enjoyin plenty o success baith domestically an internaitionally. The heichlicht haes tae be the club's annual Internaitional Open, that taks place ivery August in Kavala an attracts the biggest names in chess frae aw ower the globe
  • Nautical Club o Kavala (1945, Ναυτικός Ομιλος Καβάλας, ΝΟΚ). Sports o sea (soummin, yachtin ,watter-polo ,divin e.t.c.)

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEedit

Kavala is twinned wi:


Postage stampsEedit

Austrian Levant stamp wi blue Cavalla cancellation[6]

Austrick opened a post office in Kavala afore 1864.[7] Atween 1893 an 1903, the French post office in the ceety issued its awn postage stamps; at first stamps o Fraunce owerprintit wi "Cavalle" an a value in piasters, then in 1902 the French designs inscribit "CAVALLE".

Historical populationEedit

Year Toun Municipal unit Municipality
1961 44,517 44,978 -
1971 46,234 46,887 -
1981 56,375 56,705 -
1991 56,571 58,025 -
2001 58,663 63,293 -
2011 54,027 58,790 70,501

Notable figursEedit


  •   This airticle incorporates text frae a publication nou in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–57). "article name needed". Dictionary o Greek an Roman Geografie. London: John Murray. Cite has empty unkent parameters: |HIDE_PARAMETER= and |coauthors= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  1. a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Archived 2017-04-27 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. Detailed census results 1991 PDF (39 MB) (in Greek) (in French)
  4. "Anthi Karagianni Stadium".
  5. [1]
  6. Die Poststempel auf der Freimarken-Ausgabe 1867 von Österreich und Ungarn, Edwin Mueller, 1930, # 6814
  7. Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961, p.215

Freemit airtinsEedit