Kavala prefecture is situated between the rivers Nestos and Strymonas, which are also its natural borders. Its geographical location on the shore of the Aegean Sea and Via Egnatia, that linked East to West, makes it an ideal point of communication between cultures. The airport "Alexander the Great", in a distance of 27 km from Kavala, is connected with Athens and with a number of Western European cities. Kavala can be reached by bus from Athens, Thessaloniki, Drama, Serres, Xanthi, Komotini, and Alexandroupolis. Also, it is linked by boat with Thassos, Limnos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes, Kymi, Agios Konstantinos, Piraeus, Mytilini, and Samothrace.