I often wonder what makes a travel destination more popular than another location.
Is it the views?
Kavala, Greece has one of my top overlooking views I’ve ever been to.
It is accessible by going up the castle.
Is it the historical background or importance?
In Kavala, you can ride a bus to take you to the ancient site of Philippi.
This is where Brutus was defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. This Battle of Philippi was triggered after the assassination of Julius Ceasar. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the area of Philippi dates back all the way from prehistoric times (5500 BC).
We had a dog for a tourist…
Is it the food?
Old Aqueduct Kamares
I don’t have the pictures for it, but there was this Greek place we went to two times out of the two days we were there because they just have one of the best gyros I’ve ever tasted.
Is it the water?
Okay, maybe Kavala is not the best when it comes to water destinations, especially against other beach destinations in Greece. But Kavala’s port still offers a picturesque view of the city and the water which makes for a nice, quiet walk around Panagia.
This view reminds me of the one in Amalfi, Italy.
Is it the charm?
Kavala has got the charm.
Maybe it’s the geographical location. Kavala isn’t really the most situated location in Greece. Maybe it’s character, or definitive or defining features of a place. Kavala doesn’t really have much on that aspect. Maybe it’s the famous people or media that are influencing a certain travel destination to become popular. I didn’t know about Kavala until I got to Greece. I always hear about Santorini, Athens, and Mykonos. Okay, maybe Kavala isn’t really the best, but I really think that it is way too underrated.
Can you think of at least one underrated city or place you’ve been to?