Thassos Menu

Thassos Sights

Thassos Sights Map

Thassos sight seeing guide

Our Thassos sight seeing guide is designed to help holiday makers as well as travellers decide which of the islands sights and attractions they want to visit whilst on the island.

Our pick would be to make your way to the south coast and take a dip at Giola, a natural rock swimming pool that’s a nice place to spend an afternoon relaxing by the sea and jumping off the rocks into the water.

Family friendly Thassos sights

This is perhaps where Thassos struggles, there’s no water park and not many activities for kids in the towns, there’s no crazy golf, no go-karting and not much in the way of lively evening entertainment for those in and around their 20s.

What Thassos does have is some great beaches with water sports available to keep youngsters entertained. So all is not lost if you’re visiting as a family.

Historical sites in Thassos

Thassos has an Archaeological museum in Limenas and the ancient agora is in the capital too.

There’s an old town up in the mountains in the centre of the island and an archaeological site in Alyki so although there isn’t many sites there is something to keep the history buffs among you pleased.

Religious sights in Thassos

If you're the type of person that likes to take in the peace and serenity of the local churches whilst on your Greek island holiday then Thassos has a couple of places to look out for. Probably the best of these is the Monastery of Saint Archangel Michael down on the south coast close to Giola and offers gorgeous scenery, gardens and stunning views from it's position on the cliff side. 

Other Thassos sights

There are a number of boat trips and tours that you can get on for a day out, most leave from Limenas, Limenaria or Potos but there are also some from Golden beach and Astrida too as well as some of the other beaches around the island. Ask at one of the tour operators either at the ports or in town for details on whats available.

Top 9 Thassos Sights

Island Features

Island Features
  • All
  • Average Popularity
  • Beach Sports
  • Boat Hire
  • Changing Cubicles
  • Families
  • Music
  • Naturism
  • Parking
  • Pebble
  • Pedalos
  • Picturesque
  • Quiet
  • Sandy
  • Shingle
  • Showers
  • Sun Loungers
  • Table Service
  • Taverna
  • Toilets
  • Turtles
  • Very Popular
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Acropolis

The Acropolis of Thassos is set up in the hillside above the capital Limenas. It’s the remains of an ancient settlement with stone walls, an amphitheatre, castle, temple and caves. Getting to the Acropolis is a bit of a walk but worth it as the views are superb.

Aliki Archaeological Site

Aliki Archaeological Site is found on the Aliki peninsular which is in the south east of Thassos. The Archaeological Site is a historical site dating back over 2000 years. There’s actually 2 parts one just above ruins beach and the other further up the hill side.

Ancient Agora

The Ancient Agora is close to the centre of Limenas and it's the remains of a market place, cultural and political centre that was built between 400 and 200 BC. Inside you’ll find a number of ruins from previous structures as well as columns, stone carvings and more.

Ancient Tower of Thimonia

The ancient tower of Thimonia is located close to the south coast of Thassos. Despite the lack of information signs on site it’s still an impressive place to visit, you get an impression of the original size of the tower and the views are worth it.

Archaeological Museum

Thassos Archaeological museum is located close to the old harbour and right next to the Ancient Agora in Limenas. It's just 2€ per person and consist of pottery, sculptures and tools that have been excavated from the island plus models of how structures would have looked.

Giola

Giola is a natural swimming pool cut into the rock close to Astrida on the south coast of Thassos. Once there you’ll see a 15m wide section which has been eroded out of the rock face over the years by the tide, with perfectly clear water.

Kastro

Kastro lies 500m above sea level in the mountains in the centre of Thassos island. The word Kastro means castle in Greek and the walled village and the castle that used to stand here were used for protection against piracy for many years.

Mount Ipsarion

Mount Ipsarion or Mount Ypsario is the tallest peak on the island at 1204 meters. It's perfect for a hike, you can set off from Panagia or Potamia and the walk will take you around 2 to 3 hours, along the way you’ll get to take in the lush green vegetation of Thassos.

Saint Archangel Michael Monastery

Saint Archangel Michael Monastery is a huge religious site on the south coast, it's beautifully decorated and maintained with flowers, shrubs and trees and offers stunning views out over the Aegean sea and the Thassos coastline.

Thassos Sight Map

Where Next

Limenas Thassos

Thassos Resorts

Go to the Thassos resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.
Saliara beach Thassos

Thassos Beaches

Go to the Thassos beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.
Giola Thassos

Thassos Sights

Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Thassos with our Thassos sight seeing guide.
Limenaria Thassos

Thassos

Go back to the main Thassos guide to find out more about this lovely Aegean island and what it has to offer.

The Greek Islands

Find info on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Thassos on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

Help us improve

We want Which Greek Island to be as accurate and informative as possible, so, if you notice anything wrong with this listing about Thassos Sights or any other page please let us know.

There may, from time to time be places on an island that we’ve missed completely so if you see a town, village, beach or attraction that’s not listed then please use the contact us page to let us know and we’ll get it added to the site.
Contact Us
Booking.com

Thassos Climate Charts

Below are the average temperature, hours of sunshine and rainfall charts for Thassos.

Average Temperatures

Average Hours of sunshine

Average rainfall

© 2019 Which Greek Island

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram