Greek cities combine all the elements needed to attract the demanding visitor. Each Greek city has its own special colour and its entirely own urban character. Even cities with only a short distance between them have completely different features and qualities. The age-old history of each Greek city together with local traditions has created a richly-hued urban culture. Each city’s monuments, suburban landscapes, the events it hosts throughout the year, their totally distinctive customs provide an enchanting, multicoloured ‘canvas’ that waits for each traveller to add his own colours.
Unexpected CombinationsGreek cities combine both morphologically as well as culturally, various features that make them very alluring. Most coastal cities are more often than not situated only a stone’s throw from mountain destinations. Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis, Volos, Kalamata, Patras, Nafpaktos and many other cities are singular in that they combine proximity both to the sea as well as to the mountains. The visitor can enjoy countless experiences, become familiar with places of incomparable beauty and delight in totally different aspects of nature, in the minimum amount of time and by travelling only short distances.
Kavala, for example, is a seaside city. Its seafront is inviting, enabling the traveller to enjoy the urban beaches and the picturesque harbour, as well as the shores stretching further out, like Palio, Nea Irakleitsa, Nea Peramos, and many others. At the same time, just a short distance away, are the archaeological site of Philippoi and Mount Pangaion, a fascinating mountain teeming with ancient memories, celebrated Byzantine monasteries and traditional villages, amidst lush, self-sustaining nature. And if one wishes to explore the area even more, he may take the ferry boat and be on the island of Thasos in less than an hour.