Its possible to visit towns of Gumulcine (Komotini), Iskece (Xanthi) ve Dedeagac (Alexandroúpoli) with Turk population on the way to Kavala. We recommend to visit these places on the way if you are going with your vehicle. Both presence of Turks and interest of Turkish tourists leads to use of Turkish widely.
The most attractive place in Kavala without any doubt, is the Mension of Mehmet Ali Pasha. Its has been rumored that Greek people loves him just for starting an uprising against Ottomans after he promoted as the governer of the Egypt.There is also a statue of him. Further there is a church just next to and gardens with an amazing see sight behind the mension. This place is a wanderful place to watch sunset.
Historical town centre of Kavala will warm your hearth. Narrow cobblestone streets towards the castle are curling between old stone buildings. This is one of the spots to be seen in the town. There are cafes with wanderfull views that you can rest through your wander around the town.
If you visit Kavala in summer you shall stop by Tasos Island. It will be a cheap but high quality rest alternative with its quite and pretty beaches and hearth warming atmosphere, small but charming restaurants, and also you will enjoy swimming in crystal clear waters. You want go to Tasos Island by ferries from Kavala departing through all day.
For last lets remind you the first thing pops to mind about Kavala: Kavala cookies. You can find both cookie factories and sales shops in front of them .
There is a shooping place and restaurants aligned in the city centre. May be its view is not as glamorus as the view from the castle, but Kavala shores can offer you palatable dinner. We can not tell you to bargain before the dinner because restaurant prices in Greece are quite affordable and food is delicious. Especially they are very good in serving fresh sea food with best presentation and very reasonable prices.
Its very easy to reach Kavala which is the most beatiful cities in Greece. It takes about 6 hours to go to Kavala from Istanbul. Alternatively after you can go from Turkey by your car and this takes about 5 hours. But your trip might get longer if there is a rush at the Ipsala border gates, and you might need to wait in ques for kilometers long if you happen to come up with the return of expatriate holiday return. Its also just 2 hours from Selanik by land road.