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Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas

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Church and Mosaic

This is the ‘grand’ church of Kavala (Church of St. Nicholas. It is centrally located just a couple... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Luminous mosaic

Near the aquaduct and shopping streets, the church of St Nicolas is rightly renowned for its... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
apars0n
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Eccles, United Kingdom
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8 Dec 2018
“Church and Mosaic ”
5 Aug 2018
“Luminous mosaic”
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

This is the ‘grand’ church of Kavala (Church of St. Nicholas. It is centrally located just a couple of streets up from the harbor front. The ‘star attraction’ here is the tremendous mosaic of the Apostle Paul in Neapolis of Philippi located adjacent to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Near the aquaduct and shopping streets, the church of St Nicolas is rightly renowned for its monument with a beautiful mosaic of the story of St Paul arriving in Kavala. Its golden tiles glisten in the sunlight and the detail is impressive You will want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is an open air mosaic. A must visit when in Kavala. The inset gold in the mosaic bits make it very luminous. A fine example of Byzantine art.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed May 2, 2018

It was built as a mosque during the Ottoman period. After the Ottoman rule in Kavala, the majority of the local people turned Christian because of being a Christian. Great mosaic decorations are included. This exceptional work is located in the city center, near the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We all know the story. Paul has a dream that a man from Macedonia asks him to come and visit. Paul comes by boat and lands in Kavala and the mosaics celebrate the story. It is nicely done!

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed August 6, 2017

On the outside wall of a church since 1923 that started as a mosque in 1520 is something to see. A classic Byzantine mosaic it illuminates St Paul's journey in the area

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is the spot where St. Paul's passage through kavala is commemorated. This is quite a photogenic spot

Date of experience: July 2016
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The first place where Apostle Paul stepped on the ground of Europe is in Kavala. There was built a Monument. Nice and interesting place!

Date of experience: May 2016
Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is near the port of Kavala. It is a very nice mosaic about Apostle Paul, right in front of a church. Worth going and taking a look.

Date of experience: July 2016
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Everyone knows that Kavala and its surroundings were the places where the Apostle Paul arrived, moving from Israel. Also in Filipi it is possible to visit the place where he was probably prisoned and where he presumably died. This monument is not impressive, a part...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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djbrownf
January 29, 2018
Response from Erik B
1. The monument is located outside the church so you can visit it all day and night too. I don't know about the church. 2. Imaret Hotel in the old town is the best hotel, really nice but very expensive. The Oceanis Kavala... More
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