Let’s go Thasos in Greece. It is a beautiful green island in Greece. You want to go on holiday to Greece this summer? Go with your family in northern Greece. But what to see in Thasos?
Where’s Thasos? Thasos is a mountainous island (culminating at 1.200 m) in northern Greece, west of the island of Samothrace. It is the northernmost island of Greece located 25 kms from Kavala (the city of the nearest mainland in Greece). The capital of the island is Limenas. The island is very green and mountainous. The island is exploiting wood and marble and, like the other islands, also knows tourism but not massive one like in the Cyclades.
B. The village of Limenas (north) and the ancient Agora. It is the capital and main port of Thasos. Located in the north side of the island, Limenas is surrounded by picturesque beaches and beautiful nature. Limenas includes the remains of the ancient town of Thasos. On the ancient Agora, you can see the ruins of temples and sanctuaries, an Odeon, a theatre and the Acropolis located on a hillside overlooking Limenas. Really nice…. !
c. Potamia village. It is located 10 km southeast of Limenas in a lush vegetation. It was built on the mountainsides of the highest mountain in Thassos. The village is full of beautiful old houses. The Museum of Vagis (a Greek American artist) can also be visited. Really worth a visit !
3. Discover the beaches of Thasos. The beaches of Chrissi Ammoudia and Salaria have been my favorite beaches in the island.
Chrissi Ammoudia beach Saliara beach with its pepples
4. A. The monastery of the archangel Michael -photo lower left-. It is an ancient monastery with a very interesting architecture because it is located on a hill above Livadi. It was built at the top of a cliff and the view from the monastery is really captivating. The edifice was built in 1843 and it became a monastery in 1987. B. The monastery of Panayia is also a beautiful monastery located between the villages of Mariess and Skala. In this monastery, the pilgrims come to see the icon of Panayia, dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. You can admire the unique landscape located more below from the monastery.
5. The island of Gramvoussa. It is from the side of Skala Potamia. The thick vegetation makes it impossible to explore the all island. The small church of St. Daniel is located at the top of the hill. The inhabitants visit this church on the day of the Feast of St Daniel each year.
Have nice holidays at Thasos !