Friday, June 9, 2017


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

This morning we took a short flight from Athens to Kavala, a small town on the Aegean Sea in eastern Greece.

We're staying at the Imaret Hotel. This is a historic property that started life as a madrassa (Islamic school) and imaret (soup kitchen to feed the poor). It is now a luxury hotel.
As befits its past as a madrassa, there is still a small mosque on the property.
Dogs and customers share the tavernas along the harbor.
We saw several box turtles on our walks through Kavala. (Of course, I think our Eastern Box Turtles are prettier!)
The city is built on a steep hillside. In the afternoon we climbed up steps and steep streets to reach the "castle" at the top of the hill.
Kavala's medieval "castle" is really more of a fort.
The view from the top of the tower is worth the climb. This is looking east.
And this is looking west.
A 16th century aqueduct runs through the town.
Another view of the aqueduct.

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