Vacations in Thassos (Nothern Aegean - Greece)
Thassos: Exotic beaches with white sand, turquoise-green water and pine trees reaching the sea
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Information On Thassos
Thassos is located in northern Aegean. It is the thirteenth largest island of Greece with an almost round shape, while being just 6 kilometers away form the coasts of Kavala.
Thassos has many villages, both seaside and mountainous. The capital of the island is the Town of Thassos, also called Limenas, while Limenaria and Potos are major tourist resorts.
Thassos is famous for its beaches, as they are many and beautiful with emerald water and nice sand. The island has rich vegetation and for this reason most beaches are located in amazing verdant landscapes.
Thassos is a popular destination for summer holidays, especially for those staying in northern Greece, being located so close to the shores of Kavala. It is ideal for quiet family vacations, although there is some activity in Potos and Limenaria.
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Beaches Of Thassos
Thassos has many stunning beaches with lovely sand and shallow turquoise sea. You will find some of the island's main beaches, clockwise starting from the north, in the list below.
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Travel To Thassos
Thassos is accessible only by ship throught the ports of Keramoti and of Kavala. The ferry from Keramoti will take you to Limenas of Thassos with the trip being less than one hour, while the ship from Kavala will take you to Prinos of Thassos in just more than one hour. Especially from Keramoti there are many ship routes for Thassos throughout the day. Thassos does not have an airport, but Kavala town does which is right across.
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Transportation On Thassos (Car Rentals)
There are local buses from the town of Thassos (Limenas) for most villages, but the bus schedule is not frequent. It is best having your own transport so you can explore all the remarkable beaches of the island and its scenic mountainous villages. Thassos has a decent road network that runs around the entire island in approximately 100 kilometers.
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Accommodation On Thassos (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Most accommodation is found on the northeast part of Thassos. If you want something quiet you can stay anywhere except from Limenas, Limenraria and Potos, as this is where the island's nightlife is centered. For cheaper vacations inside nature there are 3 organized campings on Thassos, one in Prinos, one on Chrysi Akti and one in Pefkari.
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Food & Drink On Thassos
Thassos is famous for its delicious local goat which you can find in all mountainous villages. Besides fresh fish and seafood you should try local delicacies like stuffed zucchini flowers, tatarika of Thassos (vegetable stew) and saragli (syrup sweet). Make sure you have some of the great local red whine with your meal.
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What To Buy On Thassos
Thassos produces excellent pine honey and homemade spoon sweets. You can also buy olive oil and wine for which the island is famous.
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Attractions On Thassos
Its collection includes sculptures, ceramics and architectural remains from the Neolithic Age up to the Roman Age.
On Thassos there are 3 folklore museums in total, one in Limenaria, one in Theologos and one in Kallirachi.
The Agora is a very large green space where you can combine a stroll with a visit to the marble ruins.
Visiting the Ancient Theatre of Thassos is a must, as it is in very good condition and it is in a location with a great sea view.
Thassos has many scenic mountainous villages that you should not miss, for their rich vegetation as well as for the exceptional food in their taverns.
One of the most popular attractions of Thassos. The monastery provides a spectacular view to the sea as it is literally hanging from the rocks.
It is housed in a stone two-floor building and it is entirely devoted to the art works of the sculptor Polygnotos Vagis, born on Thassos.
A new and modern museum where you can see a representation of olive oil production methods, various olive varieties, but also taste olives and olive oil.
Gkiola is a natural saltwater pool which is formed by the seaside rocks.
Near Kastro village, in a verdant landscape, you will find a small and gentle waterfall that flows into a small pond.
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Alternative Islands To Thassos
Thassos is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Samothrace (59 klm from Thassos)
Lemnos (75 klm from Thassos)
Agios Efstratios (120 klm from Thassos)
Lesvos (178 klm from Thassos)
Psara (236 klm from Thassos)
Oinousses (262 klm from Thassos)
Ikaria (350 klm from Thassos)
Samos (355 klm from Thassos)
Fournoi (363 klm from Thassos)
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