Skala Rachoni

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Skala Rachoni is a quiet village and an ideal place for those searching for peaceful and relaxing holidays.

Description

On the Northwest coast of Thassos less than 5 kilometres from Skala Prinos and nearly 13 kilometres from Thassos Town, in a fertile plain blanketed in olive trees, the town of Skala Rachoni has steadily sprung up in recent years. The long and sandy beaches that stretch along the coast are stunning, and because of this it has become more developed in recent years because of its increasing popularity among tourists. The water is shallow and crystal-clear, normally very calm and perfect for small children. If you walk along the beach you are bound to find water sports. The mainland can be seen directly across the sea on clear days.

Who goes to Skala Rachoni?

Skala Rachoni is a quiet village and an ideal place for those searching for peaceful and relaxing 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.

Highlights

  • Beautiful sandy beaches
  • Excellent restaurants and tavernas
  • Spectacular views

Things To Do

Thassos boasts many wonderful ancient Greek ruins. The ancient temples dedicated to Apollo and Athena can be seen in Limenas and the Amphitheatre located above the town is also well worth a visit. Thassos also has a museum in 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 Limanaria 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.

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 museum at Potania and see the works of this great twentieth century sculptor.

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