Holidays In Thassos
Thassos Holidays at a glance
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The emerald green isle of Thassos has fabulous pale sand beaches and scenery that is similar to that of Skiathos or Corfu, but with far fewer visitors, making it ideal for those seeking a holiday in beautiful surroundings with less of the touristic hustle and bustle. Just 12 kms from mainland Greece, the island offers a slower pace of life, ensuring that you will forget all about day to day stresses. If relaxation is what you need, Thassos is the place to go!
Who holidays in Thassos?
Those who want to get away from the crowds and enjoy peaceful tranquillity on stunning beaches.
Key Facts - Thassos
- Time Difference+2 GMT
- Flight Duration from UK3.5 hours (Approx)
- Nearest AirportKavala (KVA) on Greece mainland (transfers are not included).
Thassos Holidays - Destination Profile
There are many wonderful beaches to choose from on Thassos. Fine beaches are within easy reach at Pefkari, Psili Ammos and Tripiti, whilst other places well worth visiting in the south of the island are the Archangelos Monastery and the pretty fishing hamlets at Maries and Alyki, each with their own small beach. Thassos is a little jewel of an island off the main tourist track, so come and discover this hidden gem for yourself.
Holidays in Thassos - Things to see
Thassos offers a number of unspoilt, beautiful beaches, coves and bays. Limenas, Golden Beach and Limenaria offer lovely beaches with safe waters and excellent facilities such as shops and tavernas. Explore some of the quieter beaches that lie alongside tiny fishing villages such as Skala Rachoni with its original Greek charm still very much in place.
Another point of interest is the famous white marble of Thassos. The exquisite white marble has been the island's major product of export for more than 2,000 years. Pick up a beautiful marble sculpture in one of the many specialist art shops or visit the ancient marble quarries.
The archaeological museum in Thassos Town (Limenas) offers exquisite sculptures, ceramics, coins and pots dug up from all across the island, many of which come from the ancient town of Alyki, where the course of history has not been disturbed since the 7th century BC. Visit Polygnotos Vagis's museum at Potania and see the works of this great twentieth century sculptor.
Things to do on a Holiday in Thassos
Thassos boasts many wonderful ancient Greek ruins. The ancient temples dedicated to Apollo and Athena can be seen in Thassos Town (Limenas) and the Amphitheatre located above the town is also well worth a visit. Thassos also has a museum in Thassos Town (Limenas) which gives any visitor a fascinating journey through its ancient past.
For those who are seeking a more active holiday, mountain biking on Thassos may be just what you are looking for. Set off on a biking adventure through the olive groves and discover the breathtaking mountainous scenery that awaits you. There are specific routes that journey past monasteries, villages and ruins, giving a fantastic view of the island as a whole.
Boat cruises are another excellent way to see Thassos. There are traditional Greek yachts offering itineraries from Limenaria and Golden Beach, stopping off at smaller coves, beaches and villages for a leisurely day on the waters.
Thassos holds many religious and cultural festivals throughout the year. The festivals are lively, colourful and full of folklore and tradition.
Eating/Drinking During Thassos Holidays
Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.
Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.
Getting Around on Thassos Holidays
Please note that Thassos has no airport and so our flexi flights for this island go to Kavala airport on the mainland. This is 18 kms from the port of Keramoti on the mainland. The ferry journey is 35 mins in length running every half hour to Thassos Town (Limenas) port in Thassos. The entire journey for the transfer incl waiting and the journey on Thassos to the hotels is approx 90 minutes.
Thassos Town (Limenas) is well served by a regular ferry shuttle from Keramouti. There are also daily ferries from Skala Prinos to mainland Kavala.
A road follows the coast around much of Thassos giving easy access to most beaches by car or bus.
Thassos Holidays Shopping
While on Greece holidays you'll be able to find shops and shopping centres where you can purchase a huge range of items from clothing to jewellery and DVDs. If you're looking for mementoes of your trip, souvenir shops are plentiful where you can purchase a fantastic selection of local produce including wines, pottery, leather goods, hand-made jewellery, religious icons and embroidery.
The major cities and resorts offer a greater choice of shops and places to go to enjoy a full day's retail therapy; the comparatively low prices make Greece holidays perfect for shopaholics to indulge their pleasure without breaking the bank.
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