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James Bond Star Pierce Brosnan Enjoys Vacation in Kavala, Greece

Pierce Brosnan in the Kavala Airport in Greece
Brosnan arrived in Kavala, Greece with his billionaire friend John Paul DeJoria to head to the North Aegean. Credit: Facebook / Delyn Veaudry

The airport of Kavala in northern Greece, welcomed some unexpected VIP guests, including James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan. The Hollywood star, looking relaxed in summer attire and a Panama hat, delighted fans by taking photos with them.

Brosnan arrived in Kavala on September 3rd with his billionaire friend John Paul DeJoria, known for his involvement in the hair products industry and for owning Patrón tequila. DeJoria has a special connection to Kavala, as his mother hails from the city.

The duo, accompanied by their spouses and two friendly couples, arrived via a private flight from France and checked into the Imaret Hotel, where they intended to stay for a bit before setting sail for the North Aegean.

Their itinerary initially included a visit to the archaeological site of Philippi, but weather forecasts with heavy rain and wind might have prompted a schedule adjustment.

This isn’t DeJoria’s first visit to Kavala, as his mother, Magdalini Kontoudi, was born there. His previous visit to the city was in the summer of 2021.

One of the most prominent of Brosnan’s roles is related to Greece. The first Mamma Mia! movie, filmed on Skopelos, Skiathos, and in Pilio, was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and released in 2008.

Charming Beauty of Kavala, Greece

Kavala, a picturesque coastal city in Northern Greece, offers a rich historical backdrop and stunning natural beauty. Known as the “Thermopyles of Macedonia,” due to its strategic location, Kavala is split between the Old Town (Palia Poli) and the New Town (Nea Poli). It stands on the Bay of Kavala with views of the island of Thassos and easy access via the Egnatia motorway.

Once known as Neapolis in antiquity and later as Christoupolis during the Middle Ages, Kavala has a diverse history, including Ottoman and Bulgarian occupations. After the Greco-Turkish War in 1922, it saw prosperity, especially in tobacco processing and trade.

Notable attractions include the historic Kavala Castle, the well-preserved Kavala aqueduct, and the Tobacco Museum, showcasing the region’s tobacco industry. Visitors like to wander around the charming lanes of the Old Town in the peninsula of Panagia and explore the historic Imaret.

Kavala’s connection to the ancient Roman road Via Egnatia and its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Philippi add to its historical significance. Additionally, Kavala boasts beautiful beaches such as Batis, Tosca, Kalamitsa, Rapsani, and Perigiali, making it a perfect seaside destination.

Kavala also serves as a gateway to Thassos, a stunning Northern Greek island paradise with crystal-clear waters and a laid-back atmosphere, providing visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in nature and experience the warm hospitality of the region. It is the ideal starting point to explore this Aegean gem.

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