Thassos - Simply marvellous
Thassos, is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, combining sea and mountains. The excellent beaches with the crystal clear waters, the remote tiny bays, the picturesque villages and the busy night life make Thassos an ideal and popular resort.
History goes back as far as ancient times. Thassos is girdled with myths. According to one of them, Zeus took shelter on Thassos after kidnapping the Phoenician queen, Europe.
There is excellent service from Kavala (Mainland Greece) and Keramoti of Kavala to Prinos and Limenas. Kavala has an international airport.
There is a very good bus service from Limenas. Cars, bikes and bicycles are available for hire. Taxis are also available.
Worth a visit
The mountainous villages
The historic monuments
Archangelos Michael Monastery
18 January (Agios Athanasios day) - Limenaria
29 June (Agioi Apostoloi day)- Megalos Prinos
27 July (Agios Panteleimon day) - Prinos
15 August (Our Lady day) - Panagia
16-16 August (Our Lady day) - Rahoni
Alyki, fine, golden sandy beach with trees
Arsanas, beautiful beach accessible by boat
Astris, sandy beach
Atspas, small but nice beach
Hrysi Ammoudia, one of the most famous beaches on the island. 3.5 Km of fine white sand
Hrysi Akti, fine gold sand
Limenaria, extended and wide sandy beach
Pachis, beautiful fine white sand, at the northern part pf the island
Pefkari, fine sand, trees
Potos, fine sand, one of the best on the island
Potos, wonderful sandy beach
Prinos, wide and extended with sand and trees
Psili Ammos, fine sand
Rosogremos, wide sand and shallow waters, close to Potos
Scala Potamias, fine sand in a dreamy setting
Thimonia, excellent sandy beach
Touring Thassos Island
Thassos or Limenas
is the capital of the island. It is a picturesque town with beautiful shops, tavernas and ouzeri, ideal for walk in the narrow streets. For those staying in the capital, Limenas has some excellent beaches with shadow from pine trees.
The ancient site begins from the harbour and was already established by the 4th B.C. century. There is an archaeological museum with findings from Thassos Island from 7 B.C. until the 7th A.D. century.
is one of the most picturesque villages on Thassos Island, built on a hill side above a valley. The stone made houses are beautiful and having a drink in the square under the shadow of the trees is a real joy.
was developed at the end of the 19th century. It is a nice and busy town, surrounded by beautiful beaches. There are plenty of hotels, tavernas and bars.
is a traditional and very nice village and once was the capital of the island. The church of Panagia (Our Lady) and the cave Drakotrypa are interesting places to visit. Not far away from the village is the crystal clear water sandy beach Hrysi Ammoudia. There are tavernas, cafeterias, hotels and rooms to rent.
is built in the flanks of the Ypsario mountain. The churches of Agios Dimitrios and Agios Nikolaos and the Folklore Museum are interesting places. There are tavernas, cafeterias hotels and rooms to stay. Just 3 Km away is the fantastic beach of Hrysi Akti with sand and pine trees.
is one of the most important tourist resorts in Thassos Island. There are plenty of tavernas, restaurants, bars, cafeterias and snack bars. There is also a great selection of hotels and rooms to choose from. The beach is excellent, but all the beaches around Potos are beautiful too. Pefkari has fine sand and pine trees, Psili Ammos, Astris and a bit further Thymonia and Alyki all with sand.
is the second port of Thassos island and became famous after the oil found in the near area. Close to Prinos are the nice villages Megalos and Mikros Prinos. There is camping and plenty hotels and rooms for accommodation. Restaurants, tavernas, cafeterias, bars will satisfy all tastes. The beaches are excellent, wide and extended with sand and trees.
is the seaside village of Rahoni. It is a quiet village with some rooms to let and a camping. There are tavernas, restaurants and cafeterias. The beach in Scala Rahoniou is nice.
is the seaside resort of Potamia. It offers a dreamy setting and sandy beach with all necessary tourist facilities - hotels, studios, restaurants, taverns.
Police (Limenas): 25930 22500
Tourist Police: 25930 23111
Medical Center (Prinos): 25930 71100
Medical Center (Limenas): 25930 22222
Medical Center Theologos: 25930 31211
Buses (Limenas): 25930 22162
Port Authority (Limenas): 25930 22379
Port Authority (Skala Prinos): 25930 71663
Buses: 22540 22464