RELIGIOUS SPACES

The legacy of Greek Orthodoxy was an integral part of national identity and is a huge attraction for many visitors.

The churches with their fine iconography, mosaics, wall paintings and rare icons, the imposing Cathedrals, the chapels, monasteries and outdoor places of pilgrimage are testimony to the close and long relationship between Greeks and religious worship.

At many points in this region, the visitor will come across many religious buildings and monuments to various dogmas and religions, which shine a light on the multicultural history of the region over the centuries.

Municipality of Kavala

Holy Temple of the Holy Trinity and the Five Holy Martyrs

The Holy Temple of the Holy Trinity and the Five Holy Martyrs, in which the Sacred Relics of Saints...

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St. Lydia's of Philippi holy baptistery - Photo by Giannis Giannelos
Holy Shrine – Baptistery of Saint Lydia of Thyatira

This is located on the River Zygaktis, west of ancient Philippi. According to Luke the Evangelist (Acts 6.11), who...

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Holy pilgrimage St Gregory - Photo I. M. Philippon
Holy Shrine of Saint Gregory

Nea Karvali in Kavala is a continuation of the old Cappadocian Karvali (Gelveri) and is a link in the...

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Monastery of Apostle Sila - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of Apostle Silas

At a distance of just 3 km from Kavala, following the Thessaloniki-Kavala National Road and at the exact point...

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Metropolitan church of St.John The Baptist - Photo by Artware
Holy Metropolitan Church of Saint John The Baptist (Timios Prodromos)

In 1864, the Greek Orthodox community of Kavala gained the right to build a district outside of the town...

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Church of Agios Nikolaos - Photo by Artware
Holy Church of Saint Nikolaos

The building of the church of Saint Nikolaos was erected in the mid-16th century and functioned as a mosque...

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Church of the Assumption of Mary - Photo by fashion Travel
Holy Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Panagia)

The church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Koimiseos tis Theotokou) is located in the historic district of Panagia,...

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Church of Agios Athanasios - Photo from Dimofelia's archive
Holy Church of Saint Athanasius

This is the third oldest church in Kavala, after those of Timios Prodromos and the Dormition of the Virgin....

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Church of Profitis Ilias - Photo by Giannis Giannelos
Holy Church of the Prophet Elias

The history of this church, which stands imposingly at the top of a cliff, above Kavala, begins in 1928...

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Church of Apostle Paul - Photo from Dimofelia's archive
Holy Cathedral of Apostle Paul

The Holy Cathedral of the Apostle Paul was founded to honour and praise the fact that in this town...

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Church of Agios Georgios - Photo from Dimofelia's archive
Holy Church of Saint George

The church of Saint George in Kavala, in the area of the same name in the centre of the...

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The Lazarist Monastery - Photo by Achileas Savvopoulos
The Lazarist Monastery

The Catholic Monastery of St Paul in Kavala, otherwise known as the Lazarist Monastery of St Vincent de Paul...

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Municipality of Nestos

Monastery of Metamorfosis Sotiros - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

A women’s monastery, located in the mountainous region of the River Nestos.

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Municipality of Pangaio

Monastery of Panagia Ikosafinissas - Photo by Iraklis Milas
Holy Monastery of Eikosifoinissa

Built in AD 400, this is the oldest monastery in the region, and perhaps one of the oldest in...

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Monastery of Ipapantis - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of Ypapanti (Candlemas)

The monastery, grand in size, follows the Old Calendar. It was built in 1955, on the ruins of the...

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Holy Monastery of Panagia Pangaiotissa (Virgin Mary)

This women’s monastery was founded in 1979 and operates according to the Typikon (regulations) of the monasteries of Mount...

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Monastery of Agios Panteleimon - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of Saint Panteleimon

This women’s monastery was founded in 1978 and operates according to the Typikon (regulations) of Mount Athos.

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Monastery of Agios Dimitrios at Nikisiani
Holy Monastery of Saint Demetrius

A women’s monastery which was initially a chapel of Saint Demetrius, piously maintained by a family of shepherds.

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Monastery of St. John The Baptist - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist (Timios Prodromos)

The chapel was built first in 1900, after which the cells were added, and since 1992 it has functioned...

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Municipality of Thassos

Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Panagia)

Tradition holds that the Virgin herself, in the form of a woman dressed in black with a halo, appeared...

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Holy Monastery of Saint Panteleimon

The monastery is located at the peak of Mt Ypsario, at an altitude of 770 m above the traditional...

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Monastery of Archangel Michael - Photo by Artware
Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael

In the year 1110, a small church was built on this spot, from inside of which holy water gushed...

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