Thassos the emerald island
Known also as Thassos the emerald island, this north Aegean Greek island is nestled near the northeast mainland. And, it offers all visitors a taste of authentic Greece; lush green landscapes, fine sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Plus traditional villages, historical landmarks, monasteries and museums.
A resort island, according to alfa-cert criteria and definitions, with lots of good hotels and rentals, restaurants, beach bars, clubs etc. In total, an amazing holiday destination, with true natural beauty.
An Excellent Choice for your vacation, not only in summer period.
Thassos the emerald island – revealing a secret
The island of Thassos (or Thasos) is the 12th largest by area Greek island.
Thassos is also the name of the largest town of the island. Known also as Limenas Thassou (Port of Thassos), is situated at the northern side, opposite the mainland and about 10 km (6 miles) from the port of Keramoti.
Thassos island is known from ancient times for its termae (natural spas), making it a climatic and balneoclimateric resort area.
The economy of the island relies on timber (the island is rich in forests), marble, olive oil and honey. Tourism has also become important since the 1960s, although not to the level of other Greek islands.
Time has come to reveal the secrets of this island; well kept so far. By Greek and foreign tourists, who had the chance to travel there. And travel and travel again.
Thassos the emerald island – History and Mythology
The island of Thassos was inhabited from the Palaeolithic period onwards. A settlement that has been explored in detail is at Limenaria.
Thassos History starts from pre-historical times and continues to modern era.
Thassos is also part of the Greek Mythology; it is the homeric island of the Sirens.
A special gem of the island is the Archaeological Museum. It is located in the capital, Limenas. It boasts amazing displays of ancient findings from Thassos, with an incredibly passionate team of staff who enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion with visitors.
The majority of museums on Thassos are of culture and folklore, providing interesting insight on the every day life of the island’s residents of the past. There are also museums of agriculture, where you can learn about olive oil and honey as well as traditional and modern methods of production.
Thassos the emerald island – revealing the amazing beaches
Lovely beaches, both cosmopolitan and calm, covering all tastes, surround the island of Thassos.
You will surely run out of vacation days before Thassos runs out of beaches: Chrysi Akti, Chrysi Ammoudia, Agios Antonios, Alykes, Trypiti, Skala Potamia, Paralia Limena, Skala Prinou, Pefkari, Skala Rahoiou, Gkiola, Saliara or Marble beach, as the enamoured foreign tourists call it.
They all combine the azure of the sea, pale or golden sand and enchantingly verdant backdrops. Topping it off are the tavernas, beach bars and water sports available at some of the most popular beaches.
And last but not least, Giola lagoon is an amazing to discover natural pool in the south.
Thassos has it all: Scuba diving and instructors at Pefkari. Water skiing at Chrysi Ammoudia, Pefkari and Psili Ammos. Windsurfing at Paradise. Boat rides to the most isolated beaches from all over. Fun and games in the sea and wind on an island that you will adore.
Thassos – a resort island
The island of Thassos reaches the alfa-cert criteria of resort island.
No matter what your budget is, Thassos will more than satisfy you. Whether you opt for a 5-star hotel or a grand villa, or just a room or furnished apartment, everything is here for you; from swimming pools and poolside bars with a view of the sea in a well-tended garden, to water massages and high class restaurants.
Alfa-certified hotels and rentals in Thassos
There are lots of alfa-certified hotels and room/apartment rentals in Thassos, as well as restaurants, beach bars etc.
For example, the hotels Aeolis and Aeria at Astris, the Panaretos Rooms at Skala Prinou, the Garden Studios near the city of Thassos, the Beautiful Alice Restaurant at Alyki, the tavern TO KASTRO at the village Kastro, the Natura Beach Bar at Skala Prinou, etc.