The greenest of all the North Aegean Islands, Thassos is located less than 8 kilometers from the coastline of the province of Kavala. It is an island of 394 sq. km. and is about 100 km around. An asphalt road goes around the whole island and leads the visitor to the dozen or so towns and villages all around the island as well as some of the loveliest beaches you can imagine. Our beaches are clean and golden and lapped by the turquoise seas of the Aegean.
Approximately 9,5 km from the capital of the island, Thassos town (Limenas), the village of Potamia, built out of local stone and nestled at the foot of the mountain Ipsarion, and from where you can walk easily along footpaths right to the summit of the mountain, 1204 meters high. You can visit the renowned museum of Vagi with its Dionysian statues and sculptures. The road from Potamia, all the way down to the coast, gives you mountain views, right to the sea side village of Skala Potamia – on Golden Beach.
To get flight travel information to Thassos, we recommend you visit the www.gothassos.ws site. The Kavala airport, Alexander the Great, is only 10 kilometres from the ferry port of Keramoti. If you are in the city of Kavala, you can get the Flying Dolphin from the mainland port of Kavala, a 40 minute flight over the waves in air conditioned comfort.
To get around the island there are regular KTEL bus services. Car hire is easily available as are motor bikes to rent and taxis. Everything to help you to get around if you should decide to come to Thassos with or without your car.
Thassos also attracts tourists who are interested in history, archeology, archeological remains and ancient sites as well as those who are interested in the history of the church and religion walkers and rock climbers are also well catered for. Gentle paths as well as steeper climbs can be found all around the green and densely wooded slopes of the mountains.
The monasteries of Archangelos and the Church of the Holy Virgin in Maries, St. Pantelimon in Kasaviti, the Church of the Madonna in Panagia and the numerous small churches and shrines provide great interest for those who have an interest in religion.
The ancient theatre in Limenas, the Acropolis, the Museum, the ancient Agora or market place, the numerous shrines and icons on the road and hill sides the ancient marble quarries in Aliki and all the archeological sites all over the ideal, some still being excavated, will provide cultural interest and understanding of present day island life for you during your stay.
One of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the whole of Greece, Golden Beach is a two kilometre stretch forming a deep sandy bay beneath the mountain. The fine, golden sand dips into the clear clean waters which have had the Blue Flag award for cleanliness. The beach shelves gently into the sea, making it safe for bathers of all ages and a full range of water sports and beach games are available.
On Golden Beach, at the small harbour (Skala Potamia), you will find the ancient building "Tarsanas" which was built in 1908 by the monks of the Prodromos Monastery. All this is enhanced by the effect of the densely wooded green mountain slopes tumbling right into the water's edge.Your stay will lack nothing.
The villages and beach resorts offer a wide variety of restaurants, tavernas, fish restaurants and grills. They all offer a choice of local, regional and European cuisine. All tastes and appetites are catered for and your enjoyment will be further enhanced by enjoying a pre or post dinner drink in one of the well stocked and good value bars to be found at every turn.