Kavala is the oldest coastal city in northern Greece, during its 40 centuries of existence, the sea has always been the dominant element of the city’ life and economy. Shipbuilding is an important naval occupation of the inhabitants besides fishing that continues a tradition of centuries as Kavala bay remains to this day, one of the major fishing areas in Greece. Another link in the chain of maritime tradition of Kavala, is commercial shipping. From as far back as the 7th century, sea routes from southern Greece, the Aegean islands and Asia Minor cities, ended in ancient Neapolis – today Kavala which has evolved in a significant commercial port. Thus, a club was founded in 2005 with the desire of its members and the pioneers of the idea to establish an institution capable to collect and preserve relics and memorabilia from the naval history, maritime tradition and the seamanship of this city-port throughout the centuries. The club managed to collect more than 650 items, including four traditional boats classified by the Ministry of Culture as monuments of local shipbuilding tradition. These are housed since December 2005 in the old warehouse buildings of “Apentomotirio” in the city’s port area, which will be developed into a Maritime Museum. The collections are temporarily housed in the Municipal Tobacco Warehouse Exhibition centre. The museum is a member of the Naval Museum of Greece and since 2008 a full member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).