Thassos is an island in the north Aegean sea with rare natural beauties and long history. There are some great beaches, such as Paradiso and Alyki which are rarely crowded. The pace of life is certainly very laid back here but what more would you want for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Thassos.
Reachable by plane or car to Kavala and from there to the closest port of Keramoti and a 35 min journey by ferry-boat to Thassos.
Thassos enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers which start to rise during May and last through to September.
The hottest months are June, July and August with average temperatures of 80-86ºF (27-30ºC), while late May has an average high of 73ºF (23ºC), and in September highs of 78ºF (26ºC).
Out and About
Thassos is mainly geared towards summer visitors with most of the facilities being centred around the seafront. There is plenty to see and do which makes it a popular family destination.
One of the best ways to explore the olive groves, pine forests and rugged mountains is to hire a bike and enjoy the many paths and trails that will take you through the traditional fishing villages and past the medieval monasteries and ancient Greek ruins.
There are many historical sights throughout the island with many of them being in Limenas (Thassos Town). Take a trip to the amphitheatre then follow the ruined city walls up to the ancient acropolis or visit the archaeological museum. There are some great beaches in Limenas and plenty of facilities which can make it quite lively, especially in the summer months.
Other attractions include the mountain village of Panagia with it's natural spring, the white marble quarries in Alyki and the centuries old marble sculptures which can be found in the museum in Limenas. Many of the products made from the white marble can be purchased on the island.
The resorts of Golden Beach, Limenaria and Limenas tend to be quite lively with plenty of beachside facilities, tavernas, bars and shops and the Capital and Limenas are good bases for explorers and offer a variety of restaurants, shops, beaches and archaeological sites.
Out for Lunch!
Thassos is famous for its amazing quality and flavour of Greek food. The flavours from the food available are just divine. There are plenty of fine dining restaurants as well as fast food joints and snack bars.
The best place to go to try out the local delicacies is Thassos Town. All food is fairly priced in the restaurants unless you go to a luxury one where the price will be more expensive.
Flight Time - Reachable by plane or car to Kavala and from there to the closest port of Keramoti and a 35 min journey by ferry-boat to Thassos.
Currency - Euro
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit: May to October
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