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Thassos island

Thassos at a glance

Thassos the so called emerald  island  is  located in the northern Aegean sea approximately 7 km from the northern mainland and 20 km south-east of Kavala,  is of generally rounded shape, without deep bays or significant peninsulas. Away from the coast, the terrain is is mountainous ,   but not particularly rugged, rising gradually from coast to center , creating a stunning scenery  with picturesque villages ,  forested mountain peaks, valleys of olives groves and pastures of happily grazing goats and sheep. It is a place of fascinating beauty . The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. It  warmly invites you to explore the  island  and discover an ideal travel experience  .

Although the beach holiday season gets going in May and winds down in October, the island  is beautiful even  in the early spring time  when you can celebrate the Orthodox  Easter   and late October when you can  witness – or take part in – the  olive grove harvest .. The island has a main  road  around the island of about 100 km while smaller roads lead to the villages in the interior part of the island. Most of the  beaches around the island are ease to reach  .. For those who are interested about it΄s  rich  ancient history  will be excited mainly by the antiquities  in the capital of the island called Limenas  where you can visit the ancient theatre, the ancient market and the Archaeological Museum all located close to the old part of the town , nearby the old harbour.

You’ll find that  the culture of Thassos  is very family friendly. Build sand castles with your kids on  the islands’ beautiful beaches which  are mainly sandy with shallow water   , experience  scuba diving, or horse riding . Take a boat trip around the island , discover  hidden coves , ancient quarries  and plunge into the turquoise sea. Late in the evening  the colorful sunsets  will seduce you .

The island is well known for it΄s  famous white marble  (the marble quarries  are mainly on the northeast part of the island ) and it΄s  exceptional pine honey  and  olive products . Taste  the local cuisine whether you prefer the  unpretentious tavernas  in the mountain villages who offer a variety of lamb or goat dishes or the fish tavernas  down the seaside where you can enjoy fresh  fish.

How to reach the island

It is the easiest thing to reach this magnificent island . From the airport of  Great Alexander near Kavala take the road  to the port of keramoti  , embark the ferry that leaves every 40 minutes and disembark at the port of Limenas at Thassos or from the port from Kavala take the ferry to Limenaria , another port of the island , in a different direction.