Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Arusha-Tanzania, Durham-UK, Kavala-Greece, Kostroma-Russia, Toyama-Japan, Zhuzhou-China

Kavala, GreeceKavala is a port city located on the Aegean Sea. The Committee is partnering with Duke Homestead Tobacco Museum and Kavala Tobacco Museum.


Thanks to all who supported the Kavala Committee “Benefit Reception”, Sept. 14.
Recognizing Durham’s Newest Sister City in Greece
All had a great time at Duke Homestead.

Greek Hors D’oeuvres, Greek Wines, Greek Beers
Presentations on Tobacco links between Durham & Kavala
Auctions of Baskets of Greek food and beverages
We especially appreciate our Sponsors:
Parizade, Captain John’s Dockside, Mariakasis, CHL Wines


Kavala, Greece has a unique connection with Durham.  The economy of both cities in the 19th and 20th centuries focused on tobacco.  Kavala was the port city for grading and shipping Turkish tobacco throughout the world, with much of it going to Durham's tobacco companies. Kavala also has a Tobacco Museum and we are partnering with Durham's Duke Homestead Tobacco Museum in this Sister Cities relationship.