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Greece's Thassos Island Guide, Where is Thassos?

Thassos Island offers a harmonious blend of nature, history, and stunning landscapes, making it a captivating destination for visitors seeking a Greek island experience. Thassos, a unique and little-known Greek island, is a strong contender for your blue voyage stopover!

The island is more isolated and solitary than the other Aegean islands. There is no direct link to other Greek islands, and the best way of transportation is the charter boat, which keeps the area from the rush of tourists and preserves its innocence. All of these characteristics of the island make it a great location for a calm and private encounter.

Thassos is the ideal destination for a relaxing vacation in a remote location where you can fully forget about the rush and bustle of everyday life and live in the moment. This comprehensive guide to Thassos Island has everything you need to make your ideal trip come to life.

Where is Thassos?

Thassos is located on the North Aegean Sea, about 10 kilometers from Keramoti and around 25 kilometers from Kavala. Only a luxurious and private yacht at your disposal can provide the most perfect transportation since it will continue to explore the coves and islands along the trip from the Turkish coast.

Thassos Greece

What is Thassos well-known for?

Thassos is known for its local products, including olive oil, honey, wine, and traditional handicrafts. The island’s olive groves produce high-quality olive oil, while the beekeeping industry thrives due to the diverse flora. Thassian wine, made from local grape varieties, is also popular.

There are remarkable sculptures at Thassos, where the marbles used in their construction were collected from old quarries and are now shown in the Limenas Archaeological Museum. Jumping cliffs favoured by freediving aficionados, in addition to nice beaches, adorn the Instagram walls of many sportsmen. Because of its geographical location, Thassos has a shorter summer season than other Greek Islands, but the average temperatures throughout the year are relatively good, and the winters are not harsh, making the island ideal for travelers throughout the months.

Limenas Archaeological Museum

What is the best way to get to Thassos?

On the island, there are two ports. And the best way to get to Thassos is by water, aboard a charter gulet or luxury motor yacht that suits your needs and expectations. The boats, which run daily on the Thassos-Keramoti route, arrive at the port in Limenas, Thassos’ capital, after a 25-minute ride. Every 15-30 minutes, especially during the summer, there is a connection to the mainland. Ferries departing from Kavala arrive to reach the port of Skala Prinos after a 1.5-hour voyage. numerous individuals choose to enjoy the sea, Greek islands, and Mediterranean-style leisure by chartering our luxury yachts with numerous possibilities and plenty of comfort because flying and taking a ferry are not very comfortable options for them.

When Is the Best Time to Travel to Thassos?

As previously stated, the occasionally oppressive heat during the summer months of Thassos differs from that of other Greek islands. As a result, the best season to visit Thassos for a sea holiday is from June to September.

If you visit right before the start of summer, in April-May, or towards the conclusion of the season, in October, you can experience the island’s peaceful mood, breathtaking views, and hidden bays in the more expansive and fresh air. All you need to do in these situations is bring a light jacket.

Summer in Thassos

Thassos’ summers are perfect for everyone, with pleasant weather that isn’t as scorching as in other Greek vacation destinations. The average temperature would not be as high as on the southern Greek islands. Summer days are clear, dry, and cloudless. It’s the ideal season to go hiking, enjoy water sports, climb, mountain bike, and generally enjoy the outdoors to your heart’s content. People crowd the streets, while tables at eateries and taverns overflow. The island is bustling with both natives and foreign visitors.

The sea temperature remains low in June and reaches its peak in July and August. Summer in Thassos is ideal if you want congested streets, vibrant restaurants, and a dynamic environment. Remember that boat rates change in the summer months compared to the off-season and that selections are limited. Also, don’t forget to contact our charter team and reserve the most suitable blue cruise boat for you without wasting time.

Yacht charter fees are lower in the fall due to the end of the high season, making it an excellent time for budget travel. However, don’t be misled by this. Making your appointment early is advantageous because there are many enthusiasts for this season.

The Best Ways to Get Around Thassos

Thassos is a large but modest Greek island that is both rewarding and not exhausting in terms of its natural beauty. The island is circled by a primary road that goes around the entire circumference. As with most Greek Islands, mooring in the coves that surround the island, visiting isolated beaches and distant coastal communities, or hiring a bike or car to explore the land is the best way to see every corner of Thassos. You do not need to be concerned about the organization of such plans. Everything is meticulously organized by us, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the blue seas of the Mediterranean.

The Best Things to Do in Thassos

Thassos is known for its natural beauty and lush vegetation. The island is covered with forests, including the famous Thassian pine trees. It offers excellent hiking and nature exploration opportunities, with trails leading to waterfalls, mountain peaks, and ancient sites like the ancient marble quarries.

Thassos is a peaceful island where you may enjoy Mediterranean-style relaxation and island life to the utmost. This is not to say that there is nothing to do on the island… Quite the contrary! Thassos is a one-of-a-kind destination for picturesque and lively towns, Mediterranean-style relaxation, delicious seafood, water sports, and historic ruins. Everything is intertwined with nature here.

Marble Beach

The hiking trails of Thassos are a popular destination for those who enjoy trekking. Routes and pathways on the island carry you to breathtaking landscapes such as lakes, streams, pine forests, olive groves, and idyllic beaches. There are plenty of special sites on Thassos that will make you pleased, whether by boat, on foot, or by bike.

Archaeological remains and historical sites abound throughout Limenas, a centuries-old settlement region. It is a treat to visit this town with such a unique and special atmosphere. Take some time to stop by the Thassos Agora, particularly at Limenas. The old market on the island is a must-see. You should spend a little more time at the Archaeological Museum.

Limenas is also a good shopping destination. It is the island’s primary commercial area, thus it is a good place to buy local handicrafts, souvenirs, and organic products like olive oil and honey.

Archaeological Sites of Thassos

Thassos is home to several archaeological sites and ancient ruins. One notable site is the Ancient Agora of Thassos, an ancient marketplace with preserved ruins of temples, a theater, and other structures. The Archaeological Museum of Thassos in Limenas exhibits artifacts and treasures from the island’s ancient past.

Archaeological Museum of Thassos

The Thassos Archaeological Museum, located close to the old market (Agora), houses a significant collection of historical artifacts discovered in several archaeological sites on the island. Antique pottery, statues, ancient coins, and even ancient jewelry pieces are worth seeing.

Ancient Theater of Thassos

The Ancient Theater of Thassos is possibly the most important and well-preserved archaeological site on the island. It was constructed in a natural valley on a Limenas hill. It may be found on your way to the Acropolis. Over the ages, the marble construction has been altered to suit various types of displays. In the first century AD, the orchestra section of the Theater was turned into an arena for duels.

The theater, which has superb acoustics, is still used for summer concerts and local festivals today. The audience capacity of this amazing theater is 2000 people, and the scenery becomes extremely spectacular when the theater is packed.

Acropolis of Thassos

The Thassos Acropolis is surrounded by protected marble walls and is located on a hill overlooking the ancient market. In ancient times, these walls were utilized to safeguard the town, its inhabitants, and its riches. If you wish to visit the Acropolis in the summertime, bring drinking water and wear suitable walking shoes. The path up the hill provides a breathtaking view of lush woodlands and the turquoise sea. Along the journey, notable historical sites include the Sanctuary of Pan and a fifth-century temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.

The Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael

The Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael

The Holy Monastery of the Archangel Michael is the most popular and spectacular site in Thassos. The monastery is perched on a cliff’s edge, providing stunning views of the Aegean Sea and Mount Athos in the distance. The monastery, which was erected between the eleventh and twelfth centuries and is still in use as a monastery today, is a fascinating place.

Thassos’ Beautiful Villages

Starting with Limenaria, there are numerous charming Mediterranean villages to visit on the island. Kalyvia is about 2 kilometers from Limenaria and is considered likely to top the list of villages you may visit. It is a small, prosperous village based primarily in Limenaria that prospered financially by being a favored place during the mining boom in the region.

Theologos, a little village located 220 meters above sea level on Thassos’ hilly scenery, is full of narrow stone-paved lanes and houses influenced by Macedonian architecture. The town of Theologos is famous for its historic stone bridge. The community has its own delectable cuisine, as well as several little churches and a folkloric museum housed in an old mansion.

Limenaria town

Potos is a more modern coastal village that has a solid reputation among tourists. The beach village is located on the island’s south shore, approximately 40 kilometers from Limenas. There are several gorgeous beaches in the vicinity, and it is a perfect place to visit if you’re planning to get off your luxury yacht and enjoy some nightlife while on vacation. Potos venues also provide one of the most stunning sunset views on Thassos.

If you enjoyed Theologos, another wonderful village not to be missed is Panagia, a picturesque mountain village around 8 kilometers from Limenas. There are quiet stone streets and lovely village houses with modest balconies and wooden verandas in the village. The pleasant impact of the water channels and streams running through the village will cool you off and calm you down on hot summer days.

Kazaviti, about 20 kilometers from Limenas, is one of the most beautiful settlements on the island, and it is separated into Small (Micro) and Big (Megalo) Kazaviti. The alpine community is only accessible by foot. With its organic meats, vineyards, and traditional taverns and gourmet restaurants serving classic Mediterranean specialties, this area of Thassos is a must-see.

Beaches of Thassos

Thassos is renowned for its beautiful beaches with crystal-clear waters. Some popular beaches include Golden Beach (Chrysi Ammoudia), Paradise Beach, Makryammos Beach, Pefkari Beach, and Aliki Beach. These beaches attract both tourists and locals, offering opportunities for relaxation, swimming, sunbathing, and various water sports.

Giola Natural Pool

The Giola, a natural pool, is undoubtedly one of Thassos’ landmarks. Giola is a natural rocky lagoon in the Astris region surrounded by stones up to 10 meters tall. It is possible to dive into the clear blue waters of the natural pool here.

Giola Natural Pool

Best Restaurants in Thassos

Pefkospilia is one of the island’s greatest restaurants. The traditional tavern on Pachis Beach serves a delectable selection of freshly caught seafood prepared with love. There is also a beach bar.

Taverna Giannis is situated on the edge of a cliff near Kazaviti, with breathtaking mountain and sea views. It has a wonderful sunset view for a meal. The restaurant is well-known for its goat meat dishes, which are typical of Greek cuisine.

La Skala Beach Bar is suitable for anyone seeking a full-day journey from morning to night. Without leaving the beach, you may enjoy wonderful food in the restaurant or from the comfort of your sun lounger at this luxury beach bar near Limenas.

Thassos’ Finger Licking Flavors

Thassian-filled zucchini blossoms and Sarmadakia – an island delicacy of zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese and egg, dipped in flour, then fried in fresh olive oil. Cabbage with peppers is a wintertime dish that is popular among the locals, but it is also available in the summer.

Thassian Tatarka is a traditional delicacy made with simmered fresh veggies and herbs. Seafood is one of the must-have options as the island’s hallmark.

Kolios “Gouna” is a smoked and baked mullet and mackerel fish dish. Bouyourdi is one of the island’s most popular dishes. Feta cheese is baked in a clay pot with fresh tomatoes, chopped peppers, olive oil, and other soft cheeses. And, Thassian honey and olive oil are the must-haves before you leave the island.

If you’ve always wanted to visit the magnificent Greek Islands, now is the time to make that dream a reality by booking a vacation with Guletbookers. For more information, please contact our charter specialists.

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