Thassos

Authentic Greece

Of all the Greek Islands, Thassos is a true authentic. While some of its neighbours have added international elements – like karaoke bars and all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurants – to their offerings over the years, Thassos has remained traditional to a T.

Mountains and beaches

Thassos’ scenery is trademark Greek. The island is blanketed with rolling hillsides, fertile vineyards and olive groves. Move down to the coast, and it’s got an A-grade collection of beaches. Golden Beach, on the east coast, is probably the best-known stretch of sand, partly because it’s the longest in Thassos and partly because there’s a decent selection of tavernas and hotels near the sand.

Thassos Town

Life on Thassos can be traced back to the Stone Age. Since then, a number of empires, including the Romans and the Egyptians, have tried to claim the place as their own. As such, the island’s capital, Thassos Town, showcases all sorts of mementos from the past, including an ancient Roman amphitheatre and an acropolis.

Limenaria

Limenaria, on the west coast, picks up where Thassos Town’s history leaves off. The island’s second-largest town was the nucleus of Thassos’ mining industry in the 20th century. You can still see the turreted mining headquarters on the headland overlooking Limenaria Beach, and there’s a mine beneath it, which you can take tours of.

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Potos

Potos sits on the south coast of the Greek island of Thassos. The village has a bit of old-world charm mixed with a bustling nightlife – so narrow cobbled streets in the old town come alive with authentic eateries and cheery pubs. You’ve also got a good stretch of sand, dotted with beach shack restaurants and bars. And the historic capital, Thassos Town, is 45 minutes’ drive away.

Thassos Town

The island of Thassos sits 12 kilometres off the coast of northern Greece. And Thassos Town – known locally as Limenas – is its capital. It’s long been a Greek getaway, but it’s now firmly on the map for holidays that cleverly combine old and new. There’s a pretty port with seafront tavernas, a modern centre filled with shops and bars and, up on the hill, a Roman amphitheatre and temples.

Skala Prinou

This little village on Thassos’s northwest coast is one of the island’s 2 main ports. You’ll see a clutch of hotels and apartments on the seafront, but otherwise this is an authentic Greek village, pretty well untouched by tourism. People flock here for its beautiful sandy coastline, mountain views and greenery. It’s the ideal spot from which to explore the island – and you can drive round the whole thing in close to an hour.

Thassos Town

The island of Thassos sits 12 kilometres off the coast of northern Greece. And Thassos Town – known locally as Limenas – is its capital. It’s long been a Greek getaway, but it’s now firmly on the map for holidays that cleverly combine old and new. There’s a pretty port with seafront tavernas, a modern centre filled with shops and bars and, up on the hill, a Roman amphitheatre and temples.

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