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Kavala from the 16th to the 19th century
Kavala in the 19th century
Kavala in the early 20th century
Kavala after the liberation

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View of Kavala from the sea
Lithograph with a view of the town of Kavala from the sea, 19th cent.

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View of Kavala from the sea

Ancient Neapolis, the port of Philippi where apostle Paul first landed on European soil, became the Byzantine town of Christoupolis, the last stronghold against a host of aggressors; the city was fortified by Andronikos II Palaeologos only to be pillaged in the 14th century by irregular bands of Ottoman Turks. From the 15th century, under its new name, Kavala, this strategically located city once again flowered both economically and culturally.

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Civilization - Civilization in Modern period
Travelling - Modern Macedonia

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