Black Sea - Silk Road

Black Sea - Silk Road (HM1LGK)

Location: 654 03
Country: Greece
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N 40° 56.453', E 24° 23.003'

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The history of the town begins in the 7th century BC, in the reign of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, flourished here the seaport of Neapolis (Kavala) which served the city of Philippi. In 49 AD St. Paul disembarked in the port and began preaching for the first time Christianity in Europe. In the 8th century AD the town changed its name to Christoupoli. In 1391 the town was destroyed and then occupied by the Turks. In 1470 it is first mentioned as Kavala. During the 18th century the port became an important trading post for European trade. In 1913 with the Balkan Wars, Ottoman rule came to an end. Many interesting walking routes traverse this historic town with sites which are worth seeing by the visitor:

1, Old Town
2. Fortress
3. Kamares (aqueduct)
4. The Imaret Mosque
5. Halil Bey Complex
6. The house of Mehmet Ali
7. Monument to St. Paul
8. Archaeological Museum
9. Tobacco Museum
10. The neoclassical mansion of Kyprou Street
11. Kapnergati Square
12. The port
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Date Added Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)35T E 279731 N 4535491
Decimal Degrees40.94088333, 24.38338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.453', E 24° 23.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 27.18" N, 24° 23' 0.18" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near EO12, 654 03, GR
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