"With bags of bars around the town, picturesque port-side tavernas, a busy beach, plenty of shops … and ruins of the ancient town thrown in for good measure, the island’s capital aims to keep everyone happy."
A modern town spreads out behind an old and pretty fishing port, filling the gap between the sea and the ancient acropolis. All eras of Thassos life are here. Classical relics include temples, shrines, an amphitheatre and part of the Roman road. A medieval fortress led the way in architectural reclaim – utilising stones from fallen ruins. Old-world atmosphere focuses on the fishing harbour, while contemporary town streets are home to up-tempo bars and clubs. And there are café bars – and superb ice-cream – around the church square. The golden sand beach, close to the harbour, is a lively and popular place, with pine trees for shade and tavernas for sustenance. And on the outskirts of town, Varthy is one of a sprinkling of quieter bays and coves. Known locally (and signposted) as Limin or Limenas, Thassos Town is also the island’s best place for shopping with plenty of places to purchase the local specialities... white marble, honey, repro icons and spoil-yourself jewellery. All you need is here, including opportunities to explore the rest of the island.
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Our hotels and apartments in Thassos Town include Aberdeen Studios, Finikes Studios, Hotel Lido, Hotel Makryammos, Hotel Pegasus, Hotel Villa Nisteri, Thassian Villas, Thetis Apartments & Studios and Villa Eden.
North Coast of the island
10 mins plus 30 to 35 mins ferry crossing