Tobacco Museum of Kavala

From the mid nineteenth century onward, Thrace and Macedonia became centre of tobacco culitivation, with Kavala acting as the main commercial hub of the tobacco trade. Tobacco was exported throughout Europe and to other provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The Tobacco Museum of Kavala is a witness to this history and is a depository to the memory of the cultivation and trade of tobacco.
The museum explains to the visitor the processes involved in the cultivation of tobacco and the intricate commercial connections in which Kavala was the center. The social history of tobacco is examined, with the impact the cultivation of the crop had on the lives of the people. Tobacco brought a prosperity which can be seen by existence of fine mansions and impressively large warehouses throughout Greek Thrace and Macedonia. Some families became very rich out of the tobacco trade, however, tobacco also spawned and political and social awareness among the people.

The exhibits displayed in the museum include sample of the diversity of the tobacco plant, agricultural implements used in its cultivation, machinery used in its processing, plus a wide selection of photographs, paintings , documents and artifacts all of which have interesting information about the tobacco trade.

The museum has educational and research services.

(There is the opportunity to tour groups and beyond the opening hours, upon request by the museum.)


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η μοναδικότητα του Μουσείου Καπνού του Δήμου Καβάλας η αναβίωση της κλασικής επεξεργασίας καπνού και η κατασκευή εκθεσιακών δειγμάτων , οι επτά θεματικές ενότητες και το πλούσιο αρχειακό υλικό είναι μοναδικά στην Ευρώπη .


    Address 4 K. Palaiologou, 65403, Kavala


    Opening hours Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 14:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00


    Telephone 0030 2510 223344



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