Kavala sits amphitheatrically around a wide bay and is the second most populous city of Macedonia in northern Greece. The port of Kavala is a principle hub for ferries to the North Aegean Islands and showcases a picturesque old quarter, inviting cafés and restaurants, as well a 15th century Byzantine castle and the aqueduct of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.
Altogether there are two ferry companies offering services to and from Kavala ferry port. Ferry services to Chios, Limnos, Mytilene/ Lesvos and Piraeus/ Athens are available all year round by Hellenic Seaways, and seasonally by Blue Star Ferries. From the port of Kavala, Hellenic Seaways offers regular routes to Mykonos, Agios Kirikos/ Ikaria, Limnos, Fourni, Karlovassi/ Samos, Syros and Vathi/ Samos, whereas ferry crossings to Evdilos/ Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Lavrio/ Athens and Patmos are only offered seasonally. In addition, Blue Star Ferries serves Kavala ferry routes to Karlovassi/ Samos, but again, only on a seasonal basis.