The small, circular island of Thassos is located off the southern coast of mainland Greece, about 8 miles from the coastline of Macedonia. This unspoilt island has beautiful beaches which attract visitors looking for a
quiet, relaxed break with a tradition Greek atmosphere. Resorts on Thassos include Thassos Town, Skala Potamias, Skala Prinos, Skala Rachoni, Golden Beach, Perfkari, Limenaria and Potos.
Thassos beaches on the south and east coast of the island are the most popular, with the quieter beaches and cove on the west coast. Golden Beach, Alyki and Paradise Beach, along with the sandy beaches at Skala Potamias are considered to be the best on the island. All of the beaches offer excellent conditions for swimming and watersports.
Covered in forested mountains, gentle hills and green farmland make the
island ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. The island has lots of quaint, picturesque mountain villages to explore, including Sotira, Panagia, Paries and Potamia. Like Mount Ipsaron, these villages are located off the beaten track but are worth visiting to soak up the tradition and culture of the island.
Waiting to be explored on foot or mountain bike are the rugged mountains, olive groves and pine forests, along with some really good coastal paths.
Pure white marble has been produced here for more than 2000 years. A visit to the ancient marble quarries and the islands museum which is home to many ancient marble sculptures is a must. Limenas offers visitors the chance to see local artists creating fantastic marble sculptures which can then be purchased in one of the towns many art shops.
Excursions available include trips to the Limenas to see the Acropolis and temples dedicated to Apollo and Athena, and the ancient amphitheatre where performances are held during the summer evenings, boat trips to the islands of Kinira and Thassopoula and visits to medieval monasteries.
Summer months here are hot and dry with temperatures around 27C and 11 hours of sunshine a day.
When looking at holiday deals to Thassos why not consider visiting during the spring when the island enjoys warm weather with little rainfall and is covered in beautiful, colourful wild flowers.
If you are looking for a relaxing break in a traditional, unspoilt setting then watch out for the many last minute holidays which are on offer to this beautiful Greek island of Thassos.