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Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas

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Exceptional Mosaic art

This is an open air mosaic. A must visit when in Kavala. The inset gold in the mosaic bits make it... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
ManoloTravel
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Island of Malta, Malta
First the mosque, then the church

It was built as a mosque during the Ottoman period. After the Ottoman rule in Kavala, the majority... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Erkan Ö
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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 Jun 2018
“Exceptional Mosaic art”
2 May 2018
“First the mosque, then the church”
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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.

Thank ManoloTravel
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

Thank Erkan Ö
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!

Thank stephenparsons2017
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

Thank Michael C
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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

1  Thank Ectoras_gr
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!

Thank DianaIK
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.

Thank glust
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

1  Thank Roberto D
Reviewed October 22, 2015

very nice.. It is in the center of the city. it is 100 meters from the port. It is a beautiful mosaic with great details, located next to the church of St. Nikolas

Thank Teo T
Reviewed July 9, 2015

This monument, is dedicated to St. Paul, and is placed in the area where the ancient port from which he arrived in Kavala and in Europe in general, was. It is a beautiful mosaic with great details, located next to the church of St. Nikolas...More

1  Thank Patgeo313
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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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