Thassos Town

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Thassos Town is the capital of Thassos island, and is also known as Limenas.

Description

Thassos Town is the capital of Thassos island, and is also known as Limenas. Thassos Town is a large town with over 2,000 inhabitants and its busy town centre offers a great range of things to see and do. This busy little hub is surrounded by beautiful rolling hillsides filled with pine trees and olive groves. From its north-facing beach area, you can often see the city of Kavala on the Greek mainland, sparkling away in the distance.

Who holidays in Thassos Town?

Thassos Town is perfect for those seeking a busy holiday resort which has retained its traditional appeal. There are plenty of shops and restaurants for those who want to sample the local goods.

Destination Profile

Behind the old port, you will find the largest archaeological site in Thassos. There is an ancient court where many musical performances were held since the 5th century BC. On top of the hill you are able to see the remains of Athena's temple. On the way back down the hill you will pass through Silens Gate, Hercules Gate and Dionysos Gate. You will find yourself marvelling at the history of this fascinating little island and the hours will fly by as you explore the magical surroundings.

Thassos Town offers its own wonderful beach as well as many other beaches further up the coast. One beach, right past the old harbour, is a shallow and sandy beach that has been awarded a Blue Flag. Thassos Town is also the shopping capital of the north part of the island so you can enjoy searching for a good bargain as you stroll along walkways lined on both sides with dozens of charming gift shops.

Highlights

  • Busy town centre
  • Many restaurants & tavernas
  • Easy access to numerous beaches
  • Archaeological sites of interest

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 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.

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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