Thassos is an amazing holiday destination in Greece. So how much money do i need in Greece for summer holidays season? You have to wonder about holiday budget in Thassos? Cost of hotels, food and drink, ferry transportation, entry of best beaches, renting car, travel around the island by jeep or a boat. All these things, you should calculate and notice in your list! We will help you on this article about holiday budget in Thassos.
Swimming in blue flag turquoise waters, sun bathing on Marble or Aliki beaches and snorkeling in search of colorful fish are some of the dearest memories we brought back from our trip to Thassos, Greece.
Detailed Costs of Traveling to Thassos
Thassos island is the pearl of the Aegean sea for many people. Thassos is the most Northern Greek island situated approximately 8 miles from mainland Keramoti Port, and it’s nearest city is mainland Kavala. Thassos is also one of the greenest islands with a near perfect climate of hot summer sun and cool winters with a little wind and rain mixed in.
This big Greek Island is very charming, making it the go-to beach destination for many people who live in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Albania, Slovakia ect.
This article is not about its amazing beaches though, even if it has a lot of dreamy visuals, but it’s more of a pragmatic nature since we are going over the detailed costs of traveling to Thassos.
Greek Islands are usually perceived as pretty cheap summer destinations, but you might find that travel expenses vary a lot from one island to another and also according to the time of your booking.
Thassos has a reputation for being among the most affordable Greek Islands, but we found some things to be more expensive than expected, at least during the peak of the season – last week of July.
If you choose Thassos for your summer holiday or you’re just curious about the cost of a Greek holiday and detailed travel budget. Lets have a look our tips and tricks.
Getting to Thassos Island, Cost of Ferry
Thassos Island is one of the top summer destinations for people who live in Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey because of its gorgeous beaches and proximity.
For Romanian people 650 km is pretty close, even if it takes around 14 hours to drive there. For Turkish people 400 km, even if it takes around 4 hours to drive there.
Being the designated driver was exhausting, even if the roads are pretty good. Still, there are lots of speed limits that slows one down, with only a small portion of highway in Bulgaria and another one in Greece.
When it comes to flying options, the nearest airport is Kavala. A better airport option for this trip is Thessaloniki, where you can rent a car and drive around 190 km to Keramoti.
Our travel tip is to keep the car you rent so you can truly experience Thassos, where beach hopping is the main attraction.
Once you get to Keramoti, the trip gets pretty exciting because you have to take the ferry to Thassos Island (one hour trip).
The ferry experience is a beautiful one, especially if you catch the sunset.
The fun part of this ferry trip? There are always seagulls flying around the boat and begging tourists for food, making all the children giggle and fill the air with that summer holiday mood that reminds us of our childhood.
Cost of Thassos Ferry Tickets look that page.
How much money does accommodation cost in Thassos, Greece
We usually book our accommodation well in advance, but visiting Thassos was a spontaneous decision, also taken during high season. All the pretty and affordable accommodation options in Thassos were already fully booked, so we were left with one option – go luxury.
Luxury traveling in Thassos is affordable – we paid 100€/night for a double room at La Boheme in Limenaria (4 nights). On average, our accommodation budget in Europe is 80€/night, so we thought this Thassos boutique hotel was worth the additional cost, even if we have stayed in more luxurious hotels before.
Loved every inch of our hotel room in Limenaria, Thassos! But also other hotels of Thassos are perfect too.
The minimal approach to bohemian design in this boutique hotel room instantly puts you in a romantic mood. Perfect, if you’re a traveling couple!
The well-designed chairs, the minimal canopy bed, the gorgeous details of the lamps and the ethnic patterns of the textiles made this room feel very cozy.
Search and find your best hotel in Thassos according your budget.
Cost of Thassos Beaches
Thassos is all about beach diversity. Sandy, pebbled or fine marble beaches encircling clear turquoise waters will make you fall in love with this Greek Island.
Most beaches in Thassos have restaurants and beach bars that offer sunbeds and umbrellas in exchange for drinks. Parking is very hard to find, but no worries, you can follow the lead of the other tourists and park in a row, on the side of the road.
Top beaches charge for sunbeds and umbrellas, but also for parking provided on their property. But if you have your own umbrellas and towels, every places is your own special area. Its free!
Food and Drinks in Thassos Island
Fresh fish and sun-dried octopus tentacles cooked on a grill, tzatziki, cheese, olives and salads are the best Greek foods to taste on Thassos Island. So we had them on the menu for the most part of our stay, tasting varieties in different restaurants.
The best we’ve come across was a family run restaurant in Limenaria called George Tavern.
When it comes to food expenses, we never save because I think it’s a big part of the whole traveling experiences. So we spend around 38€ per day (per person) for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Thassos.
You can also visit some restaurants in Skala Potamia village:
- Krambousa Restaurant
- Thalassa Taverna
- Green Sea Restaurant
- Akrogiali Fishtavern
- Magic Coast
- Doukas Restaurant
Thassos Travel Budget
Overall, our trip to Thassos was pretty expensive, even a bit higher than our city break in Athens.
The detailed budget for our holiday in Thassos is listed below, but if you have any questions, please leave a comment and we’ll answer shortly.
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Food and Drinks
Beach costs (parking + sunbeds)
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Total Travel Budget for Thassos (4 days trip)
Our Greek holiday was very beautiful, but pretty short because we had only a few vacation days left, so maybe we’ll come back one day to revisit this beautiful island.
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