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Thassos Greece



Thassos: Symphony in green and blue. Scenic picture of pine-trees leaning forward over the sea. The emerald green island of the North Aegean Sea. A cosmopolitan island holding a wealth of history. Thassos is 6,5 nm away from the town of Keramoti and Limenas, the capital of the island, is 17 nm away of the city of Kavala.  Ferries and hydrofoils (blue dolphins) run regularly from and to Kavala, Keramoty and Nea Peramos. Not far from the international airport of Kavala, large stretches of sand charming seaside resorts, quaint mountainous villages where colours, senses and pleasure in perfect harmony, open out before your eyes. Holidays on Thassos are an unforgettable experience.

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The broad smile of Macedonian hospitality is coupled with the sunlight playing on the pure blue water along the shores. A wide variety of hotels and rooms to let; picturesque tavernas on the seafront serving sea titbits. Under the wide plane-trees of the mountainous villages, local delicacies and home made walnut sweet.  Archaeological sites and prehistoric monuments are evidence of the island's great prosperity throughout the centuries. Monasteries perched on cliffs, deserted Venetian towers and settlements where history has left its indelible marks. And in the evening, there is entertainment to satisfy all tastes: romantic dinners, frenzied dancing at night clubs, refreshing cocktails at bars, traditional Greek dishes in tavernas.

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Panagia Thassos.
Carel van Bavel.

Thassos Greece
Limenaria Thassos
Carel van Bavel.


Limenas, the cosmopolitan capital can  be the starting point for trips. You can find all the government departments here. The market is bustling with activity. There are many hotels and rooms to let available. And the beaches at Evreokastro, Synikismoa, Agios Vassilios, Glykadi, should not be missed. Not far from Limenas, the beach of Makryammos offers excellent tourist facilities. The ancient agora, the sanctuaries, the Theatre and the Citadel are worth to visit. A large number of interesting findings are exhibited in the archaeological museum. You will be most impressed by the statues of Aphrodite and Kouros. The village of Panagia is famous for the enormous plane trees dominating the square, the fresh running water and the home-made syrup sweets that are really hard to resist. Chrissi Ammoudia stretches along the coast below Panagia and it is popular with bathers enjoying it's expanse, beautiful waves rolling onto the shore and the quaint fish-tavernas. Potamia: traditional resor whose hillside position affords panoramic views. Kinira is a magical place steeped in history. Opposite the headland lies the island of Babouras. Popular beaches are Alyki and Astris. Psili Ammos is a peaceful beach, with very fine sand. The monastery of Archaggelos, built on the steep face of a cliff casts a glance over Mount Athos.

Thassos Greece
De haven van Thassos
Photo: Benders

Thassos Greece
THASSOS. Photo: R. Valk
and K. van de Water


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Thassos Alyki
. Photo: P.de Haas
and A. Papaioannou  

Thassos Greece

Thassos
Potos.
  Carel van Bavel.

In addition to charming beaches, the inland is equally stunning. Mount Ypsario (1203 m high) occupies the central part of the island. It is worth exploring the mountainous villages of Thassos. Pine woods and running water create ecosystems of exquisite beauty. The principal villages worth visiting are: Theologos. A pretty traditional village built on the side of Mt. Ypsario. It used to be the capital of Thassos. Kastro (area of Limenaria) Remains of a prehistoric settlement and some galleries of the ancient mines have survived up to this day. Maries. It dates back to Byzantine times. Sotiros. A sanctuary dedicated to Hercules the Thassian.

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Thassos
Dolphin harbour.
Carel van Bavel

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Thassos
  Photo: Everard en Mia
 
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Thassos
Photo; P. de Haas
en A. Papaioannou.
 
Thassos Greece
Thassos
Photo: John Valster

 
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Thassos Alyki
.
Photo: P.de Haas
and A. Papaioannou  
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Thassos
Potos.
  Photo: Carel van Bavel.

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Source: GNTO

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