Kavala is a striking provincial city in northeastern Greece and is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia. It is dominated by a hilltop Byzantine castle, below which is the extraordinary Imaret (“inn” or “hospice” in Turkish). This was built by Mehmet Ali, who founded the Egyptian royal dynasty that ended with the overthrow of King Farouk in 1952. The Imaret is a complex of exotic structures, built in an Ottoman style and topped by no fewer than 18 domes. Once an almshouse run by dervishes, it has recently been restored and converted.