Nea Iraklitsa is a cosmopolitan resort just next to the west boundaries of Kavala. It perfectly combines nightlife and natural life. The main attraction of the area is the church of Panagia Faneromeni. There you can see the miraculous icon of Panagia, which according to the tradition was painted by the Evangelist Luke. On the 23rd of August the area hosts one of the largest commercial festivals throughout Northern Greece associated to Panagia (Virgin Mary).