Thasos belongs to the Macedonian government district of Kavala and can be reached out in 40 minutes from Keramoti. At the narrowest point, opposite the mouth of Nestos, the island just 5 miles from the mainland. Obvious that many Greeks from Thessaloniki and other cities value Thasos as a recreational area. Even in ancient times the island was famous for its lush tree population: Dense forests of pine, oak, sycamore, chestnut and olive groves shimmering covered the island. In the devastating forest fires in 1985 and 1989 were huge areas, mainly in the south of the island, was burned, the north was largely spared.
Nevertheless Thasos is still regarded as one of the greenest islands in Greece with much on likelihood of rich landscape: Impressive rocky shores, sandy beaches, long and narrow, countless beautiful beaches, the mountains in the interior of the island are reminiscent of European low mountain range. In the north-east of the island, west of the mountain villages of Panagia and Potamia, shows the alpine landscape even trains. Here are the 1,100 m high Profitis Ilias and the 1206 m high Ipsarion; an ideal area for hikers.
Those who appreciate the originality should definitely make a trip to one of the picturesque mountain villages. Here traditions are still maintained, the life goes on slowly. Tourism is focused, as almost everywhere, on beaches and coastal resorts.
Archeology enthusiasts can reach the excavation site of the capital Limenas and Aliki where the history of the island goes back until the 7th Century BC. The copper, iron, lead and zinc mines of antiquity have closed down long ago, but the famous white marble is still broken. Who wants to see an ancient marble quarry, travels to Aliki. Who is the reduction in the 20 Century interested can visit the workers at the quarry about 0,6 miles outside of Limenas.
Agriculture is limited to the cultivation of fruit and olives. While driving around the island you will notice the many colorful beehives - Thasos has been known since antiquity as the "Honey Island".
Similarly, the estimated thasian wine. Even god Dionysus, in his capacity specialist in wine is said to have praised him highly, with the words: The wine of Thasos with his apple flavor seems to be the best of all.
Set in calm surroundings amid an olive grove with wonderful sea view and just 500 m to the beach and the beach of Pefkari. Pefkari offers some taverns, cafes, shops and public bus services. Potos with a lot of taverns, cafes and bars is in a distance of approx. 1 km.
The Pernakria Houses, which has been a special place of hospitality, are situated in one of the most beautiful sites, in the northern part of the island, at a distance of 2 km from Prinos and of 13 km away from the capital of the island, Limenas.
The Afrodite Apartments is located in the beautiful village of Potos. It is located right in the center of the village with its beautiful sandy beach, shops, bars and taverns.
The Afrodite Apartments offer reception, lounge with TV and the "Afrodite Fresh Bar".
The 9 Almyra Villas are located just 150 meters from Golden Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Thassos. We offer 2-story villas just 5 minutes away from both village centers of Skala Panagia and Skala Potamia and an excellent starting point for hikes.
Hotel Potos is located in one of the most beautiful sea side villages of Thassos. The hotel is only 100 meters from the centre of the village with its beautiful sandy beach, shops, bars and restaurants, yet in a quiet area that ensures you a perfect holiday setting.
Makryammos Bungalows takes up 30 acres of forest land leading to the bay by sea, 2 km from the main port (Limenas) of Thassos.The property is one of rare natural beauty which has remained untouched by time.
The hotel Sylvia is quietly located in the small scattered settlement Kinira, on the east coast of Thasos. If you are looking for absolute peace and want to spend your holiday away from the hustle and bustle, so you are here at the right place.