Greece Holidays in Thassos Island. An island with crystal beaches and lush greenery, Thassos holidays in Greece is the northernmost island of the Aegean Sea, very close to the coasts of the mainland. Ideal for family and relaxing holidays, Thassos island has gorgeous beaches, either organized or totally secluded. The mountainous villages in the inland have traditional architecture, with stone houses, paved streets and grey-tiled roofs. The surrounding landscape is great for trekking with paths leading to abandoned places, castle ruins and caves. The most interesting sightseeing to visit in your Thassos holidays is the Ancient Agora, while the Monastery of Archangel Michael offers breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea.
Thassos Island, island of the Sirens, offers you as many options as there are colours in the blues of the sea and sky, the greens of the trees and the golden hues of the sandy beaches.
This island in the North Aegean is one of the best options for your summer holiday in Greece, thanks to its beautiful beaches and traditional allure. You will enjoy your stay in the excellent hotels, sample local delicacies in the villages, hike the trails and seek out the island’s secrets. If you are a nature lover, into water sports or just want the good life, Thassos Island is your ideal emerald escape.
Summer Holidays in Thassos
An island for nature lovers
The colour green in all its hues envelops you on Thassos Island. Take the tree-lined roads from the beaches to the ravines, lakes, cascades and foot-paths around the village. Discover the following trails, on foot or mountain bike and be rewarded: Maries–Prinos, Panagia–Potamia–Ypsario, Kallirahi-Prinos, Hrisi Ammoudia-Limenas. For lovers of outdoor sports, Thasos Island is the ideal summer destination for an adventure-filled holiday.
Arrival at Limenas
This is Thassos’ link to the mainland and its capital since antiquity, Limenas. Be sure to see the ancient agora; the sanctuaries of Herakles, Dionysos, Artemis and Poseidon; and the incredible view from the Acropolis and the 5th century BC theatre – all testament to the island’s long history. To get back to today’s world, walk through the central market and its dozens of shops as well as the small harbour on the beach. At night you’ll have fun choosing your favourite from among dozens of restaurants and bars.
Palataki at Limenaria in Thassos Island
Palataki (little palace) is a two-storey rectangular building with a pair of towers, a typical example of eclecticism. Built in the early 1900s to provide office space for Speidel, the German company that was in charge of the island’s mines, it’s considered the most impressive of the administrative buildings and attractions in the Aegean and it’s surrounded by one of the most important industrial monuments in the Mediterranean. Thasos has been a mining centre since antiquity with rich deposits of mercury, lead, iron, manganese and white marble.
Paradise on Earth
Truth in advertising! The exotic beach that goes by the name Paradise is considered one of the finest in the Aegean.
You will probably run out of stamina before Thassos Island runs out of beaches: Chrysi Akti, Chrysi Ammoudia, Agios Antonios, Alykes, Trypiti, Skala Potamia, Paralia Limena, Pefkari, Skala Rahoiou, Gkiola, Saliara or Marble beach as the enamoured foreign tourists call it. The combination of the azure of the sea, pale or golden sanhttp://www.holidayify.com/greece/macedonia/halkidiki/halkidiki-beaches/akti-aretes/d and green backdrops with enchant you. Topping it off are the tavernas, beach bars and water sports available at some of the most popular beaches in Thassos.
Thasos has it all: scuba diving and instructors at Pefkari, water skiing at Chrysi Ammoudia, Pefkari and Psili Ammos, windsurfing at Paradise and boat rides to the most isolated beaches from all over. Fun and games in the sea and wind on the island of your dreams.
No matter your budget, Thassos will more than satisfy you. Whether you opt for one of the five-star hotels and villas, or just a room or furnished apartment, everything is here for you, from swimming pools and poolside bars with a view of the sea in a well-tended garden, to water massages and restaurants.
Hidden gems of Thassos
The annual summer Kavala – Thassos festival hosts notable performances and concerts. The cultural events reach their peak with the representation of the ‘Thassos wedding’, where you’ll relive the revival of ancient Dionysian traditions through local wedding customs.
The Archaeological Museum of Thassos
A 3.5m tall kouros – an imposing statue representing a male youth – greets you as you enter the museum, which holds an important collection of finds from the 7th century BC to the 7th century AD, in a renovated and expanded building of the 1930s.
The villages of Thasos
Whether on the coast or inland you’ll discover beautiful little villages all over the island: Agios Georgios, Alyki, Theologos, Kallirahi, Kastro, Kazaviti, Koinyra, Limenaria, Maries, Panagia.