Old town

PhotographerElias Pentikis
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryKavala, Greece
Entry Description

This is the most famous view of my city's oldest settlement. The inhabited peninsula that is called nowadays the peninsula of Panagia (Virgin Mary) flows traces of human habitation back to ancient years. The first organized settlement was built in the 7th century B.C and exists consistently since then. In ancient years the settlement with the name of Neapolis used to be just a small seaport and an entry to the great Macedonian city of Philippi. . Now the city's name is Kavala, has evolved to a city of 60.000 people, while the ancient Philippi is just ruins.