5 cultural experiences in Kavala

Walks to the Ottoman monuments, stories from the tobacco era, silk scarves and works of art made of clay make up a special mosaic of experiences in the city of Kavala

A walk to Panagia

Panagia is the old town of Kavala. Built on a peninsula, it brings together all the history of the city: The 15th century fortress made of granite, bricks and marble, with the central circular tower offering a panoramic view. The Khalil Bey Mosque (also known as the Old Music), pink outside, blue inside. The “konaki” of Mehmet Ali (born in Kavala in 1769 and destined to become the founder of modern Egypt), divided into male and female sections, shelamlik for some, haremlik for others. Imaret, once an Islamic seminary, housed in an Ottoman baroque complex with leaded domes, now a boutique hotel. The mansion on Poulidou Street, which was, among other things, the headquarters of the Ohrana during the Bulgarian occupation of World War II. Take a walk to see the landmarks of an important old metropolis of the Greek North.

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Events for the World Wine Tourism Day at the wineries of Northern Greece

On Sunday 13 November 2022, the wineries of the “Wine Roads of Northern Greece” will open their doors with events and guided tours in view of the World Wine Tourism Day.

The wineries of the “Wine Roads of Northern Greece” will celebrate World Wine Tourism Day on Sunday 13 November with guided tours and tastings for the wine-loving public.

The celebration of wine tourism, a form of tourism that is gaining more and more friends in Greece and the world, will be accompanied by many parallel events, while the entrance is free for all visitors.

Visiting wineries in Northern Greece will be open from 11:00 to 17:00 and invite people to taste their top wines.

Read more: https://www.news247.gr/tourismos/ekdiloseis-gia-tin-pagkosmia-imera-oinotoyrismoy-sta-oinopoieia-voreioy-ellados.9822859.html

Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio, Kavala: The ideal destination with packages & offers for September and October

In a beautiful area, easily accessible and ideal for all seasons of the year, the mood for excursions does not stop in the summer period. The property management company Costa Ofrynio Booking in the homonymous beach in the area of Kavala offers tempting packages of offers highlighting the multiple advantages of the place.

Culture, history, gastronomy, natural environment, outdoor activities, wine tastings, are some of the multiple options you will have the opportunity to discover by choosing Ofrynio Beach and the property management company Costa Ofrynio Booking of Kourtidis Group, which is located at one of the largest crossroads of Northern Greece. You can be there in less than an hour from Thessaloniki, but also in just 35 minutes from Kavala and 40 minutes from Drama and Serres.

That is one of the main advantages of Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio, its location and easy access, its connection with the Egnatia highway.

Read more: https://debbiestravel.gr/featured/paralia-ofrynioy-costa-ofrynio-kavalas-o/

Amphipolis with its monuments and secrets in a digital 3D video projection

Amphipolis now exists in digital visualization as well. According to the president of A’ base School of amphipolis, Baharis Baharopoulos, this effort starts now and students have already expressed great interest. As stressed by the Vice President of Culture, Dimos Vitsios, this pilot effort is expected to highlight all the ancient monuments of the region, with the next goal the presentation of the Kasta tomb as well, as soon as it becomes visitable.

Amphipolis was visited on Thursday 09 June by the classes E’ and F’ of all Primary Schools of the homonymous Municipality, where after visiting the archaeological Museum and the early Christian Acropolis, they were presented for the first time with the excellent digital video projection 3D that has been created to be projected in a special room in the “Interpretation Center of the Municipality of Amphipolis”.

Read more: https://www.ertnews.gr/roi-idiseon/i-amfipoli-me-ta-mnimeia-kai-ta-mystika-tis-se-psifiako-vinteo-provolis-3d/

Ofrynio Beach– Costa Ofrynio was awarded with a Blue Flag once again

The list of the cleanest beaches in Greece has been announced for this year. In this list, one can find once again Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio. The well-known and beloved Touzla, at the western end of the prefecture of Kavala, with its countless beauties for the visitor, deservedly won a Blue Flag for 2022.

The Blue Flag criteria are related to environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environmental management, safety, lifeguards, first aid, services, and facilities. It is an institution that is a global symbol of quality and is awarded to beaches, marinas and/or boats.

Apart from the Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio, recipients of this special distinction in the Municipality of Paggaio are the beaches of Ammolofoi, Nea Iraklitsa, Nea Peramos, Sarakina, and Orfani.

In our country, a total of 581 beaches, 15 marinas and six tourist boats have been awarded the Blue Flag. Thus, Greece climbed to second place worldwide, among 53 countries.

The train in the Angitis Canyon is operating again, after a seven-year absence

With high school children from the municipality of Thermi in Thessaloniki, aged between 13 and 15 years old, the train in the Angitis Canyon, the vehicle with which more than 20,000 Greeks and foreigners toured along the river during the period 2009-2014, when its engine was switched off, is back on its route. This was stressed by the scientific director of the Alistratis Cave, Nikos Kartalis, speaking to the AP-MPA, saying that in the last three weeks, when the resumption of the train’s services became known, “our phone has been on fire with interested parties from all over Greece.”.

Representatives of schools and cultural associations and not only, from, among others, Thessaloniki, Serres, Lemnos, Kalamata, Patras, Volos, Trikala, Heraklion, Crete and Rethymnon, have already made their reservations for the next period. “And today I got a call from a grandmother who booked seats for her and her grandchildren next Monday. There is a strong interest from individual visitors as well,” she said.

Read more here: https://ergasia-press.gr/leitourgei-ksana-to-trenaki-sto-farangi-angiti-meta-apo-eptachroni-apousia/

Egnatia Highway: Easier access for travellers to the beaches of Kavala

From 27 May, Egnatia Highway will facilitate the road transport of travellers to the beaches of the western coast of Kavala and beyond.

Specifically, in view of the summer season, the branch of the Egnatia Highway from the city of Kavala to the on-grade junction of Agios Andreas, which serves the traffic -among others- to Nea Peramos and Nea Irakleitsa, is returned to traffic.

For the time being, however, the toll plaza at the uphill junction will not operate and the passage of vehicles will be free of charge until further notice, while its canopy will be installed within three days of the road being opened to traffic.

Subsequently, by 3 June, the branch of the Egnatia road from Agios Andreas to Thessaloniki, where there is no MAP, is expected to be opened to cars. The timetable of the works was discussed during a recent meeting of the responsible deputy regional governor, Alexios Politis, with the Director of Operations and Maintenance of “Egnatia Highway S.A.”, Konstantinos Pardalis and the head of the company’s Projects and Maintenance Department, George Taliotis, at the offices of the Regional Unit of Kavala.

Source: https://www.iefimerida.gr/ellada/egnatia-odos-stin-kykloforia-dromoi-metakinisi-kabala

The benefits of “early booking”

In recent years, more and more people are choosing the “early booking technique” for their holidays. The reason? But of course, the multiple advantages of booking your trips early, compared to doing it at the last minute.

So, if you think summer is slow and there is no reason to arrange your summer getaway now, you should probably think again…

The earlier you book your holiday, the easier it is to save money, as there are offers for those who get organized before the start of the summer season. In addition, you have more time to plan the expenses you will incur and save a sum of money until the time comes for your holiday.

The fact that you have plenty of time to organize your excursion schedule gives you the opportunity to do it better. You can more comfortably carry out your research about where to go, the sights you will see, the restaurants you will eat at, etc.

Do not forget that by booking your holiday early, you get the best options. You will not book “what’s left over”, but you will choose the one that suits your needs.

Finally, it is much easier to arrange your holiday if you know early on when you want to go on holiday.

If all the above reasons have not yet convinced you, we would like to inform you that by booking now in one of our accommodations, you will enjoy a 10% discount!

Experience the most beautiful summer holidays at the enchanting Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio…

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Almond tree: a symbol of rebirth

For us at Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio, the arrival of spring is synonymous with the blossoming of the almond tree. A large part of the local population is occupied with agriculture, with almonds being one of the main local crops. Every year at this season, the countryside is flooded with the blossoms of this plant, the landscape takes on its characteristic white-pink colour and a sweet fragrance dominates the atmosphere.

But how many of you know the legend about this plant that is found in abundance in our region?

According to ancient Greek mythology, the son of King Theseus Demophon, after the end of the Trojan war, found himself in the Visaltes. There, he met Phyllis*, daughter of King Sithon, and the two young people fell in love and became engaged.

Demophon, though, had to leave for Athens and so he separated from his beloved, who was pining away as her fiancé delayed his return to her. The gods, in order to save her from this torment, transformed her into a tree.

When Demophon finally returned to the place where Phyllis was waiting for him, he saw before him a withered trunk, and as soon as he realized what had happened he embraced it, and then the tree began to blossom. Thus, the almond tree was born, and since then it has been a symbol of love and rebirth.

*The area between Mount Paggaio and the rivers Angitis and Strimonas, according to Herodotus, was called “Phyllis”.

16 new air routes at “Macedonia” airport in 2022

Thessaloniki will be “very different” in terms of tourism and air connections in five years from now, according to Fraport Greece’s General Manager of Commercial and Business Development, Georgios Vilos, who said he is still “cautiously optimistic” for 2022, disclosing that “several carriers are going to put a total of 16 destinations at Macedonia Airport this year”, with capacity and aircraft seats on offer recovering to pre-pandemic 2019 levels. “From the slots we see the intention of the airlines to have a flight schedule in Thessaloniki almost identical to that of 2019,” he said, during a workshop held today in Thessaloniki, explaining however that these new routes have not been finalized, but the intention to operate them results from the ongoing discussions between the airport’s operator, Fraport Greece, and the airlines. Mr. Vilos added that in 2022 a new airline, “Flyr” (a Norwegian low-cost airline) will “enter” Macedonia airport, while the air “bridge” from and to Croatia will be opened, with routes of “Aegean” and “Ryanair”.

Read more: https://politic.gr/thessaloniki/thessaloniki-erchontai-16-nea-aeroporika-dromologia-sto-aerodromio-makedonia-to-2022/#.YjXV_-pByMo