If you’re looking for a low-key vibe and an unspoilt setting, book a flight to Thassos - it’s Greece’s best-kept secret.
Small, friendly and brimming with traditional flavour - that’s this Aegean beauty in a nutshell. The most northerly of the Greek Islands, it’s kept itself fairly clear of the tourist radar. So if you book a flight to Thassos, you’re guaranteed a break with an authentic edge. All whitewashed houses, silvery olive groves and little fishing villages, every inch is stamped with Greek trademarks. And where striking scenery goes, a laidback vibe follows. Spend your days relaxing on the buttermilk sands at Paradise Beach, soaking up yesteryear Greece at the cliffside Monastery of Archangelou, and exploring the maze-like streets of coastal villages like Potos and Aliki.
Thassos Top 5
SOAK up the sun on Paradise Beach. With its powder-white sands and azure-blue waters, it gives Caribbean swathes a run for their money.
STOP by the Monday market at Prinos to snap up a marble carving. This traditional piece of Greece will slip nicely into your suitcase – just watch out for the weight.
TRY out the island’s famous tipple, ‘tsipouro’. This distilled spirit is often flavoured with cinnamon or aniseed, and can be served steaming hot or ice-cold.
TREAT yourself to after-dinner cocktails at the Island Café in Limenas. This beachside bar has a ready-made dancefloor right on the sand.
HIKE Thassos’ highest peak, Mount Ipsarion. It’s tough work but well worth it for the spectacular views.
Just So You Know…
Flights to Thassos touch down at Kavala – Megas Alexandros Airport. For all those taking a package holiday to Thassos and flying on Wednesday, your luggage will go on the coach, which will cross on the ferry.