Set in a stunning location within a historical monument that was built in the 19th Century, Imaret in Kavala is a luxurious hotel that blends original Ottoman architecture with modern grandeur and is considered one of the most exclusive hotels in Greece. 

Originally built in 1817 as a school, gifted from Muhammad Ali Pasha, governor of Egypt, to the town of Kavala- his birthplace; in 2005 it was beautifully restored with all the modern comforts and has become a stunning hideaway, overlooking the town’s port.

From the moment guests arrive, they are treated to first-class services and made to feel right at home- with friendly hosts ensuring they enjoy the tranquility and serenity that surrounds them. 

Location 

With views of the Gulf of Kavala, Imaret is around a five-minute walk from the ancient Castle of Kavala and is located up a steep road fronting onto the sea, boasting stunning views over the bay and bright city lights. Kavala, Northern Greece is around a 1.5-hour drive from Thessaloniki and is a city filled with rich history and beautiful surroundings. 

Style & Feel

Uniquely designed and decorated, this high-end hotel has a palatial feel and features domed ceilings, and fountains surrounding a small swimming pool that graces an inner courtyard. There’s around 3,000 sqm of internal flora and marble arcades, reflecting the charm of the original Islamic gardens. Due to its character and authentic architectural style, Imaret is the ideal getaway for guests seeking peace, seclusion, and privacy.

Rooms 

Rooms and suites lie beneath the graceful domes of the original construction, surrounding inner gardens and marble arcades reflecting the charm of an original Islamic yard. Each bedroom has its own character that transports guests into another era with sculptured fireplaces, luxurious chandeliers, vaulted high ceilings, and the warmth of Persian rugs on the floor. 

Food & Drinks

In the evening, Imaret’s superb fine dining menu is complemented by an impressive wine list. Guests can enjoy beautifully prepared meals on the private terrace, whilst admiring stunning views of Kavala and the sea. The fresh ingredients and rich flavours of Anatolian cuisine are curated from 200 neighbouring monastery and family recipes with fresh salads and seasonal desserts served at the place of your choosing. There is also a glamorous bar that features a library with a wide selection of history books, which sets an arty scene for guests to enjoy their drink of choice.

Amenities

On-site is an upscale restaurant, a sophisticated glass-enclosed cocktail bar, gardens and a terrace. A luxe spa features an original hammam and an impressive wellbeing centre that offers treatments with relaxation benefits. Sounds and scents interact to help restore harmony to body and spirit. 

Ideal for…

Imaret is the ideal getaway for guests seeking peace, seclusion, privacy, quality service and strict hygiene. It’s the perfect place for a romantic escape, a cultural journey, or anyone for a place that offers space for complete rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Facilities & Services

  • Spa & massages
  • Pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Wifi
  • Free toiletries
  • Minibar
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry service
  • Tailoring service
Team IG

This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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