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Thassos or Thasos is the most northerly of the Greek islands. it’s part of the Aegean group and offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The island is relatively unspoiled by tourism whilst still offering all the amenities that tourists require. Thassos tends to be greener than a lot of the other Greek islands, this is due to it getting a bit more rain than other islands.
Thassos is a top pick for those that like to spend their days on sandy beaches. The island is covered with them. There’s the fantastic Golden beach up in the north east that’s over 2km long and the fabulous San Antonio beach on the south coast. There’s also lots of smaller beaches dotted around where you can find a bit of space to call your own.
Although not covered with ancient, historical sites like some islands, Thassos does have a couple for history buffs to enjoy. There’s the archaeological site at Alyki as well as the ancient agora in the capital Limenas. Limenas is also where you’ll find the archaeological museum. There’s also an interesting old town called Kastro up in the mountains in the middle of the island
Unfortunately Thassos doesn’t have its own airport, the closest airport is Kavala on the mainland. From Kavala airport head to Keramoti port and take the short 30 minute ferry ride to the island.
Another route is to fly to Thessaloniki airport, the flights are usually a bit cheaper but as it’s further away from Keramoti port you’ll probably need to allow an extra couple of hours to make the drive.
It’s also possible to drive from Thessaloniki airport to Kavala port which reduces the drive but the ferry from Kavala port to Thassos takes longer and costs more so the choice is yours.
Like all Greek islands, Thassos is perfect for a summer holiday with pretty much all day sunshine and although it rains more than some of the south Aegean islands there is still minimal rain throughout the summer months.
The best time to visit is from late May to early October. June, July and August are the busiest times and the later in the year you leave it the warmer the seas will be. If you want a bit more peace and quiet then try to go just outside of the school holidays it’ll be quieter with less young families but still good weather.
Thassos is recommended for those who like quiet and relaxing breaks, particularly couples or groups of friends, most older people will likely be more than happy here but the island may be a bit too quiet for teens or twenty somethings looking for late nights and partying.
Young families may find the travel arrangements required to get to Thassos a bit of a challenge and as there’s no water park and not much, other than the beaches or hotel swimming pools to keep the little ones entertained there could be easier Greek islands for you.
Thassos has Golden beach which is arguably one of the best beaches in Greece, with soft golden sand, a wealth of facilities and gorgeous waters, if you like beach holidays then Thassos could well be for you.
Thassos has a wealth of hotels, many in the capital but also in the other main towns and around the best beaches, the major towns and larger villages also offer a good choice of restaurants and bars as well as shops like supermarkets and places to pick up souvenirs like fridge magnets, t-shirts and others.
The choice on where to stay will largely depend on your personal preferences and our resort guide will help you to make that decision. The majority of people will probably want to stay in one of the main towns, Limenas and Limenaria being the most popular.
If you prefer to stay close to a gorgeous sandy beach and don’t need the sights of the capital then staying close to Golden beach could be a good choice. For those that prefer to get away from the normal tourist resorts, why not try out one of the quieter towns like Panagia or Aliki
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