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St. Nicholas Church, Kavala

Saint Nicholas church
Ι. Ν. Αγίου Νικολάου
AffiliationGreek Orthodox
DistrictMetropolis of Philippi, Neapolis and Thasos
LocationKavala, Greece
St. Nicholas Church, Kavala is located in Greece
St. Nicholas Church, Kavala
Shown within Greece
Geographic coordinates40°56′10.0″N 24°24′47.9″E / 40.936111°N 24.413306°E / 40.936111; 24.413306
TypeMosque, church
StyleOttoman architecture
Minaret(s)1 (now bell-tower)
MaterialsBrick, stone

The Church of Saint Nicholas (Greek: Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Νικολάου) of Kavala is a Greek Orthodox Church in the town of Kavala, in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. It was built during Ottoman period as Ibrahim Pasha Mosque (Turkish: İbrahim Paşa Camii) before it was converted into a church in modern times.[1]


The building was erected in 1530 during the Ottoman rule of Macedonia as an Islamic mosque, perhaps on the site of a pre-existing Christian church, by Ibrahim Pasha, vizier to Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and it was the largest mosque in Kavala.[2]

In the 1920s the mosque was converted into a church for Christian worship, dedicated to Saint Nicholas; the bell-tower was built upon the base of the destroyed minaret.[3][4][5] On the eastern side of the church there is a mural depicting the arrival of Apostle Paul in the port.[2]


See also


  1. ^ Multiple 2008, p. 264.
  2. ^ a b Λωλίδης Βασίλης (17 August 2017). "Ανακαλύπτοντας την ιστορία της Καβάλας" [Discovering the History of Kavala]. (in Greek). ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Κομβόπουλος Διαμαντής. "Καβάλα - Φίλιπποι" [Kavala-Philippi] (in Greek). Ιστοσελίδα Ξεναγού Κομβόπουλος Διαμαντής. Retrieved July 28, 2012.[dead link]
  4. ^ Δημητράς Μυρίλλας (December 19, 2010). "Σινεμά, συνεργεία, τώρα πια διατηρητέα" [Cinemas, workshops, are now preserved]. (in Greek). Εφημερίδα Ελευθεροτυπία. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Μελκίδη Χρύσα (June 4, 2007). "Καβάλα" [Kavala]. (in Greek). Τουριστικός Οδηγός Περιφέρειας Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας και Θράκης. Retrieved July 28, 2012.


  • Multiple (2008). Η Οθωμανική Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα [The Ottoman Architecture in Greece] (in Greek). Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού (ΥΠ.ΠΟ.). p. 264. ISBN 978-960-214-792-4.

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