The northernmost Greek Island, Thassos, lies just 12 kilometer to the shores of northern Greece, which makes it an ideal holiday destination for northern Greeks and visitors from the southern Balkan countries.
Thassos Holidays - Greece
The island is blessed with the extraordinary natural beauties of mountains, forests, and fantastic and plentiful sandy beaches. To show off its outstanding beauty, there is a wonderful paved road that follows its 95-kilometer coastline and encircles the entire island. Various side roads branch off and lead you to some lovely mountain villages, so many of them surrounded by pine trees, tall mountains, and white marble rocks.
The tallest mountain rises 1,203 meters near the center of the island, and several other mountains are only slightly lower. Its 379 square kilometers support a healthy economy for its 13,000 or so inhabitants, combining excavation and export of the plentiful white marble common to the island with farming and cultivation of fruit and nut trees, olive trees, honey production, fishing, and tourism.
Because the island has been blessed with so many lovely beaches, accommodation and eating facilities are not centered only in one or two central places, and can be found literally throughout all of the coastal regions.
The capital of the island, both in antiquity and in modern times, is called both Thassos and Limenas and is situated on the northeast coast of the island. It is the main port of the island and handles ferry traffic from Kavala and Keramoti on the mainland.
One of the most interesting things about the capital, beside its picturesque harbor, is that the modern town was built among the ruins of the ancient capital. You will find the ancient agora (marketplace), the Temple of Dionysos, and an old Byzantine church right within the confines of the town, with the four main gates right along the southern edge of town following the remains of the ancient walls that encircle it. Within walking distance east of the town are the ancient theater, several shrines, and the acropolis. There is a very good Archaeological Museum in town, not far from the ancient harbor. About a quarter of the island's population lives in and around the bustling town, and it has an excellent tourist infrastructure with accommodation, restaurant, shops, and nightlife.
Vacation on Thassos island:
Thassos is one of the most popular islands of northern Greece.
We offer to you our services and assistance for your Thassos trip, as well as to find the right accommodation (Hotels or apartments) or to plan an excursion or island tour through Thassos' magnificent coasts and natur.