Thasos Island Travel Guide

  • Temple of Athena viewed from the castle
    Temple of Athena viewed from the castle
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    Site map showing floor plan
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  • Agora view 4
    Agora view 4
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Thasos Island Things to Do

  • Restaurants/ Tavernas in Golden Beach:...

    Restaurants Tavernas we have eaten at in Golden Beach ThassosSotiris Taverna. Lovely setting right on the beach, great to watch the sunset. very authentic and the meal are cheaper than many other local tavernas. Our Top choice.Federas Taverna; a bit large an commercial you could be anywhere but a much wider choice on the menu, something for...

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  • Restaurants/ Tavernas in Skala Potamias

    Restaurants/Tavernas worth eating at when in Skala Potamias in ThassosCaptains Fish Taverna; On the waterfront. Very good fish and the house speciality of a Lamb Hotpot; Prices are reasonable. Service is friendly.Akrogialia Taverna; A picture Postcard typical Greek taverna. Family run. All the traditional Greek dishes. wonderful. good for a...

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  • Recomended beaches

    Skala Marion... it located on the south west part of the island. There are 3 beaches, one before the village, one in the village and the third one after the village towards Limenaria. The third one is the best for me. That one is on the pic. Water is crystal clear, no algae, but it is not touristy at all, no public shower. If you prefer natural to...

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Thasos Island Restaurants

  • GOOD VALUE GREEK FOOD IN LIMENARIA

    THIS RESTAURANT IS TO BE FOUND IN LIMENARIA,IT SITS ON THE SEA FRONT LOOKING ACROSS TO THE SOUTHERN AEGEAN,THE SEATING IS BRIGHT AND COSY ,NOT YOUR NORMAL WOOD AND REED,AND OFFERS GOOD VALUE GREEK FOOD AT GOOD PRICES. I DINED HERE ONLY THE ONCE AND HAD A MIX OF STARTERS,VINE LEAVES, AND GREEN BEANS WITH POTATOES IN TOMATO SAUCE.FOR MY MAIN COURSE...

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  • A VERY GOOD GRILL

    THE THASSIAN RESTAURANT,IS ONE OF THOSE THAT YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO PASS, ON YOUR WAY TO SOMEWHERE ELESS,OR ON THE WAY BACK FROM A NIGHT OUT.SO I WAS PASSING AS YOU DO, AND THE WAITER SAID YOU HAVE PASSED HERE EVERY DAY WHY NOT TRY US SO I DID.THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD,NOT ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD SAY AS OUTSTANDING BUT HONEST AND WELL COOKED,THE INSIDE OF...

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  • GOOD FOOD IN A PERFECT SETTING

    This is one of four tavernas in ALKYI,and is very popular,its setting is realy quite superb,with the bay and beach in front of you and the pine trees comming down to the waters edge.This all added up makes it a retaurant with a lot of charm and charactor.The food served here i found was very good and tasty,the service was very friendly.I reccommend...

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Thasos Island Nightlife

  • Head Banging....

    In 1981 we were young and very much into heavy rock music but not really night clubs. We had been told good music was played at the Euro Club so on our last night we gave it a try. Sure enough the music was up to scratch and we were soon "head banging".Don't you just love the garden gnomes? I'm not sure what part they played in the grand scheme of...

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  • Limenas downtown

    Anywhere you go out in the evening will be fine. Downtown Limenas is full of bars, cafes, beach bars... Or if you prefer, you canhave a walk down the main street (the shops are open until midnight or even later, and it's full of people), or simply by the shore...

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Thasos Island Transportation

  • Ferryboat

    There is daily connection by ferryboat between Kavala – Prinos (13 m.) Keramoti - Thassos (Limenas) (6 m.).

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  • Buses

    The bus network is a good one. You can reach almost any point of the island and it is comfortable and pretty fast. There are some delays and sometimes (as it happened to me) a flat tire!

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  • Ferry between Kavala and Skala Prinos

    There is also a connection between Kavala and Thassos Island. I wasn't tempted by it because it incurred a higher loss of time when I arrived in Kavala. Crossing time is 3 times longer from Kavala than from Keramoti, schedule is less frequent and costs are high.The ferry from Kavala, if you ask me is worth taking only if you arrive in Kavala...

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Thasos Island Shopping

  • Jewelry Factory in Limenaria

    Iris Gold is considered one of the top production adn wholesale distribution units for jewelry in Greece. It employs two of the world best jewelry artisans, and it also has a high aesthetics 400 sq. m. showroom. Silver, Gold, Natural stones.

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  • Buy a Second hand Lilo from Skala...

    At the beach kiosks at Skala Potamias some owners sell second hand lilos so it is a good idea to get one from there instead of buying a new one for the days of your holidays.These cost a few euros, and you can leave them behind in case you don't wish to carry them with you. You can take them back to the same kiosk if you wish so that another person...

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  • Local Products to buy in Thasos

    Some of the most popular products that a visitor can buy from this beautiful island are products related to oil. You can find them anywhere throughout the island. Purchase oils and olive oil, spiced olive oils, olive related products, wine, ouzo, tsipouro, jellies and jams, sweets, honey and honey products. Some of these products can be found only...

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Thasos Island Local Customs

  • Monday of Lent and the Carnival in...

    Every year on the first day of Lent, otherwise known as Clean Monday, or "Kathari Theftera", a large festival is held. People will start gathering, many in costume, and they start eating, drinking and dancing as they wait for the parade to begin. The wine is free and food is available for very low cost as well. The parade starts about 2pm and...

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  • All Saints Day 1st of November

    On the eve of the 1st of November, All Saints Day, the women in the village prepare kourbani, a special meat boiled with cracked wheat. They prepare it in the churchyard and then distribute it to anyone who would like some after the church service. All Saints Day is also an important holiday for the Greek Orthodox Church because it is the day that...

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  • Hanging of Octopus on lines

    It is a custom in Thassos as well as on any other island to hang the legs of octopus on lines to get dry. Of course they put oil around it so that the bees and flies not go near it and hang them until they dry. In this way they don't smell at all. They wash them dry before putting them on the grill where they become an excellent meze to have with...

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Thasos Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Thasos snakes

    The question of snakes on Thasos I have been to this island paradise now 6 times.I have not seen one yet,but I have been asked as to what snakes are here,there are answers to this on a few web sites.The most common snake im informed is one called the Montpellier sometimes found in olive groves,it can bite but is NOT FATAL but like most kinds of...

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  • Golden Sun bankrupt!

    Golden Sun – the Tour Operator – went under 2 weeks after our holiday! There were thousands of people stranded on the islands of Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Croatia and about 20,000 prospective holidaymakers were stuck with no pre-paid holiday. We are so thankful that we had ours and that this didn’t happen whilst we were there!So if you want to...

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  • Aliki Beach

    Not exactly a danger, but be careful when swimming after 5 o'clock in the afternoon as wind starts to blow in Aliki bay. The water becomes colder and you have a good chance of catching a cold. I still had reminiscents of that cold even 10 days after I caught it

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Thasos Island Tourist Traps

  • Get an umbrella and beach bed and stick...

    When you come to Skala Potamias beach you will see that there are a number of beach beds and umbrellas on the beach.These are not free of course, but have in mind that you can not move them because a few metres further the beach beds might belong to another owner.Don't leave your belongings with money when you get down the beach because you never...

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  • My green greek island

    Timetable for ferries from/to the continent changes usually without any advise. Be sure that your information is updated the day before using the ships

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  • Makryammos Beach

    Not really a tourist trap but you do have to pay an admittance fee to go on the beach which being of Yorkshire stock, I begrudge!!!The beach was pleasantly sandy and the waves were rolling in so I guess it must be fairly shallow.The bugalow complex tucked away behind the beach was the first accommodation to be built on Thassos and a fairly...

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Thasos Island What to Pack

  • Bee Sting Treatment

    Don't forget a bee sting treatment especially if you have allergies. One of the islands main industries is honey and although beautiful it is of course made by bees with the obvious consequences. Don't swipe at them and you will be ok. Comfortable open flat sandals. You will find you are walking a lot. This island has so many beautiful tracks to...

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  • Mosquito Repellent or suffer... I mean...

    Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. As you are bound to do alot of walking, bring a daypack and a water bottle.Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. Pack comfortable walking shoes (sandals are ideal) for the heat, plus proper trainers/sneakers/tackies for walking....

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Thasos Island Off The Beaten Path

  • The temple of Athena [Acropolis Limenas]

    High above Thasos town/Limenas is the temple of Athena,this 5c BC temple is to be found on the acropolis pasted the medieval castle.The ruins on the site are quite scant and you are called to use your imaginenation .To reach here follow the pathway to the theatre,keep right when you reach the Theatre and follow the path to the acropolis once there...

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  • A LOST COLUMN

    WHILE WALKING AROUND THE BACK ROADS AND STREETS OF THASSOS TOWN,I CAME ACROSS A SMALL CEMETARY,AND DESIDED TO WALK THROUGH IT AS IT LOOKED VERY PEACEFUL,AND AS I WAS I NOTICED A LONE COLUMN STANDING NEXT TO A WALL,I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT BUT AS YET CANT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON IT,MAYBE SOMEONE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON IT.

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  • THE MARBLE OF ALIKI

    THE QUARRYS OF ALIKI,ARE TO BE SEEN ON THE PENINSULA THAT FACES SOUTH AND EAST,IN THE FOLLOWING PAGE I WILL TRY AND SHOW SOME OF THE WORKINGS OF THIS ANCIENT SITE.

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Thasos Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Gyola

    One of the most exciting things we had done on Thassos was to go to the Gyola, a natural swimming pool. It is created by the sea and it is a big pool in the rocks near the sea, It was very difficult to find because there are no signs for it and it was very useful that I found the directions on the internet. It can be considered hiking combined with...

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  • Potos Popular Beach

    Potos beach is in the southern part of the island. This beach starts from the centre of the village and extends to about 2 kilometers. Potos beach attracts many visitors every year and it has a lot to offer since it is right in the village. There are bars and restaurants and many souvenir shops in the area, and villagers sell fresh fruit on...

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  • Unbeattable beaches !

    In Thassos you can find amazing scenery as the island combines mountain and sea and is rich in greenery.There are so many organised ones with umbrellas, sunbeds, beach bars and taverrnas by them and also many private, secluded or if you prefer "hidden" ones that can offer a truly unique pleasure.The sea is so clean and crystal clear that makes you...

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Thasos Island Favorites

  • More views around the agora

    The ancient shrine of Aliki it is a place that has it all. a Sandy beach history and peace plus of course Tavernas. To many but I do love the sunsets.

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  • The Shopping streets of THASSOS.

    Thasos town been the point of entry for everyone.I would take them up to the kastro to view the town and see the wonderful panoramic green landscape. The beaches and the wonderful landscape,also its history.

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  • VIEWS OF LIMENARIA [2]

    THESE ARE SOME GENERAL STREET VIEWS OF LIMENARIA,ALL WERE TAKEN MAY 2012 THE BEACHES ARE GREAT, THE MILES OF GREEN TREES,THOSE QUINT LITTLE VILLAGES,AND THE PEACE AND QUITE FOUND AROUND THE ISLAND.

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OLD VIEWS OF THASSOS DIGS
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SAND SEA AND HISTORY IN ALYKI
Off The Beaten Path
VIEWS OF GOLDEN BEACH
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FINDING A PATH AROUND
Off The Beaten Path
One of the oldest taverna in Limenaria
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Good food and a Great Place to watch the sunset
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Beach:Panagia - Chrissi Ammoudia
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Aliki Beach
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Ferry between Keramoti and Limenas
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Best ferry to Thassos Island
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Driving in Potos
Warnings and Dangers
Scenic Driving
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Paradise Beach
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Don't miss the fresh squid!
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Kazaviti Picturesque Village
Off The Beaten Path
Useful Phone Numbers
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Kinira Village
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The Village of Panagia
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The Fishermen's Port at Skala Potamia
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No Valuables with you on beaches !
Warnings and Dangers
Make a Round Trip of Thassos the First Day.
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Alyki Beach
Off The Beaten Path
Limenaria Village
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Visit POTAMIA Village
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Traditional Cuisine
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Travel Distances from Neighbouring Countries
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Limenas or " Thassos " the capital of the island
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The Monastery of Archangelos Michail
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Thassos Internet Cafe
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Campsite Dedalos
Sports & Outdoors
Horse Club in Prinos
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Theologos Village
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By BUS from Athens and Thessaloniki via Kavala
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Fly to KAVALA and then take the FERRY
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Catch a Ferry from KERAMOTI
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WAYS TO COME TO THE ISLAND OF THASOS
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For a perfect Greek meal
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Ferry
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Honey, olives and other stuff
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Nuts
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Map of Thasos Island

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