If you are one of those travelers that wish to visit a place that reflects the true spirit and atmosphere of a country, without being flooded massively by tourists and party goers, then Thassos is the place to be.
Located at the north part of the Aegean Sea, full of wonderful sandy beaches and a picturesque ambiance that reminds of the Ionian Islands, such as Corfu and Lefkas, Thassos has nothing to envy from the more known and popular, among foreigners, islands. It is true that tourism here was not the main theme until 20 years ago, but as all Northern Aegean Islands, Thassos created a good name and important reputation among the visitors who spread the word, making more people coming to the island.
The capital of Thassos is a wonderful harbor, which has developed increasingly these last few years, offering state of art services to tourists and visitors. It is the perfect base to start when exploring the island as it is full of small shops , restaurants catering local flavors and ‘tavernas’, which are the more traditional Greek way of dining outlet. The town itself features a lovely sandy beach, but most of the tourists seem to prefer the east coast beaches , which are indeed fabulous. All beaches are easily accessible even by those who don’t have their own car. Public transportation in Thassos is very dependable.
The biggest village in Thassos is Limenaria situated at the south west of the island. Its main characteristic is the very cute and narrow sandy beach that runs the entire length of the area, while numerous tavernas and restaurants, as well as bars back the beach, offering their guests a wonderful view. Limenaria feature an array of hotels and studios that can accommodate thousands of tourists who wish to spend their holidays in this small picturesque fishing village.
Potos on the other hand is a former fishing town which turns into a bustling small traditional resort, blending the modern rhythm with the traditional Greek architecture and style. It is very popular among the tourists and definitely for a reason. It has one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, with rich golden sand.
Psilli ammos, Pefkari and Tripiti are some of the other nice beaches of the island, while the fishing villages of the south, such as Aliki offer lovely scenery for those who want to relax and enjoy more secluded holidays. Thassos is definitely a small gem in the Aegean Sea, offering the very essence of the infamous traditional Greek hospitality, reflected in the kindness of the locals, the taste of the cuisine and the aura of the beaches and villages. It is definitely a place to visit.
Thassos does not have an airport and is accessible only via boat from the town of Kavala in northern Greece. Usually the connection with the ferry lasts an hour or so and is very easy to cross , as there are ferry boats all day long.