In the pine forest that surrounds the citythere is a dense complex of forest roadsand paths available to those who want to be
close to nature without moving away from the urban net and walk on trails of small and of greater difficulty.
In the central part of the suburban forest there is the most famous route ofthe area,
which leads from the ring road to the chapel of St Panteleimon and then to the
spot "Stavros", at a height of 328 meters, which remains the best place to admire the whole cities of Kavala and Thassos.
Two roads lead to "Stavros": The first road starts from the intersection to the City Hospital, in the area of the Holy Monastery of St. Silas. As soon as we pass the traffic light and before the intercitybus stop we turn right towards the "Konstantinio Nursing Home". We follow the road to the top of the mountain. The first 900 meters of the road, which leads to the facilities of the Kavala Nature Club,is asphalt. Then turn right on the dirt road, as indicated by the roughsign. The second street starts a little above the old "Sanatorium", from the point where there is a metal green arch which was placed there after the great forest fire of 1985.
This path has no sign but is open and passes through an area with the typical vegetation of the Kavalaarea and ends at the forest road that leads from the old hospital to Stavros. The view from the spot will compensate the visitor, as it is something they will rarely enjoy unless they proceed to long ascents on mountains. Another interesting path is the one that from "Koule", the last tower of the long wall of Kavala, it leads to the southeast in the area of Platanakia,and after it intersects with the cement road that leads to the adjacent farmhouses, moves parallel to the long wall and enters again the pine forest above the 1st Lyceum.
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