The most northern island of the Aegean Sea is also called the Emerald Island, being a place of fascinating beauty. It also has a rich history and archaeological sites scattered throughout the island. One can combine amusement with archaeological interests so long as there are monuments remaining since its glory days from the past.
Among the many towns and villages of the island, we have reserved a mention to the following ones:
The capital of the island is its major port too. Actually, it is called Limenas which means “port” in Greek. The history of the island, which goes back as far as the prehistoric times, has left some very important tracks around the area of Limenas, among which we recommend strolling around the ancient ruins, as well as visiting the ancient theatre – shows are held in it in the summer time. The archaeological museum offers you a more systematic acquaintance with the island’s antiquities.
Other beautiful and worth visiting settlements are Panagia,Drakotripa,Skala ,Rachoniou, Prinos, Sotíras, Limenária, Mariés, Potós, and Theológos.
On the island of Thassos you will find the picturesque beaches of Makryammos, Chryssi Ammoudia, Alyki, Poto, Pefkario at Limenaria, Skala Marion, Skala Kalirachis, Skala Sotiros, Skala Prinou and Skala Rachoniou. Visitors will enjoy swimming, as well as fresh fish at the fishing villages of the island combined with the peaceful and idyllic atmosphere.
With its beauty and morphology multiplicity, Thassos gives you the chance to do things other people have to go to different destinations to do. The hills and mountains and the network of the hiking trails within pine, oak, plane, and fir forests, offer the perfect opportunity for hiking and climbing amongst some of the most beautiful and most natural scenery in northern Greece. There is the possibility to undertake mountain bike riding, cycling along the coast road, motocross or quad bike driving, while the sea is always close for swimming, sailing, diving, cruises, or fishing in traditional fishing boats.
Fresh fish, wine and, of course, the famous Thassian honey and olive oil are only a few of the local products . You can eat very tasty food at local taverns at very low prices that you can not imagine.
One can take a ferry or a flying dolphin from Keramoti to Limenas (35 minutes) or from Kavala to Prinos’ port (75 minutes).From “Great Alexander” Chrisoupoli (Kavala) airport, at about 18km from the port town of Keramoti. From “Macedonia” Thessaloniki airport, at only 170 km away from Kavala’s port.Both of the above mentioned airports are international. Please, check for direct flights to them, or fly to Athens and then to one of them.
By driving from Istanbul Kavala is only 5 hours.