13. Boat trip around the island
The “Old harbor” in Thassos Town is also where you can book boat trips around the island. Two day- long cruises are available, “Round the island” which as the name implies takes you round the whole island and “Beautiful Bays” which cruises the east coast Tel 2593300515.
Situated just past the “Old harbor” it is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town. A “Blue flag” beach, it is well serviced by tavernas and lively bars.
This is a private hotel resort just outside Thassos town. However, non residents are welcome, paying a small entrance fee. The beach is located in a beautiful bay and as this is an all inclusive resort, it offers a wide range of facilities just behind the beach area.
16. Golden Beach
Golden Beach has a magnificent stretch of sand with shallow water for some distance out from the shore, making the ideal for young children. The beach is serviced by a number of tavernas, bars, supermarkets and water sports facilities.
17. Skala Potamia
South of Golden Beach, this is the livelier of the two resorts, with a wide range of bars, tavernas and shops. Although the sandy stretch extends from Golden Beach to Skala Potamia, the main beach is at the far south of the resort.
18. Paradise Beach
As the name implies the setting is magnificent, surrounded as it is by lush forests. Situated opposite Kinira Island, the beach is very popular and can get very busy in high season. (Part of the beach is reserved for nudists)
Another beautiful setting, with the beach situated in a bay protected by a finger of land that juts out into the sea. It does though suffer from its own success, as in the high season it can become very crowed with coach loads of sun worshippers arriving throughout the day. Come early to stake out a spot. There are five tavernas on the beach serving drinks, snacks and meals.
A semi circle of golden sand, this medium sized beach dips steeply into the sea. The steep incline into the sea can create large waves and strong underwater currents, so it is not ideal for families with young children.
21. Psili Ammos
Lying just north of the village of Astris, this 250metre long beach is one of the most striking on the island due to its fine white sand. The beach inclines gradually and the sea is shallow. (Facilities on the beach include water skiing, paragliding and surfing)
On the southwest of the island is a small but attractive resort. There is a small shopping area along one street behind the fishing harbor, with a long curving beach and promenade. Sunbeds, parasols and small boats can be hired on the beach. The beach has a steep incline into the sea.
23. Alexandra Beach
This area is dominated by the Alexandra Beach Spa Resort. The adjoining beach to the hotel complex is composed of sand and pebbles and is about 400 metres long. Once again there are sun beds and parasols for hire. There is a beach bar-taverna, volleyball net, showers and changing cubicles. The beach has a steeper incline into the sea.
A gently shelving beach with shallow water makes this an ideal spot for families with children. The nearby headland offers enjoyable cliff side walks to take in the full beauty of the surrounding aerea. There are a number of tavernas and a range of waterspouts that include surfboards, pedals, banana boats, paragliding and jet skis.
25. Metallia Bay
Situated just south of Limenaria, in the early 20th century this was the home of a German ore processing plant. Now, one hundred years later, the remnants of the industrial buildings form an intriguing and enigmatic backdrop to a little known beach.
Limenaria (pop. 3,500) is the second largest town on the island. It has three main and a number of smaller beaches. The main beach named after the town is approximately 2 km in length, composed mostly of sand with some pebbles.
27. Trypiti Beach
A little west of Limenaria, this beach is about 500 metres longs and usually very quite. It is sandy with some pebbles, with rocks as you enter the sea. There are sun beds and umbrellas, a small beach bar and two tavernas. The beach inclines steeply into the sea and therefore not ideal for families with young children. The left of the beach tends to be used by nudists bathers.
28. Skala Maries
This is an attractive village but is predominantly a fishing harbor. There is a small beach at the end of the harbor and a promenade along the harbor wall. Around the headland to the south, there is a larger beach, but this is not serviced by bars or tavernas.
29. Skala Sotiras
About 3kms south of Skala Prinos, this peaceful beach boasts fine sand and shallow waters. From here you can rent small boats to explore the local coastline.
30. Skala prinos
Skala prinos has two long sandy beaches, one south and one north of the ferry harbor. The “Blue Flag” beach, called Ilio Mare, (hotel) is down the road leading south from the port.
31. Glifoneri Beach
The village of Skala Rachoni has a large man made harbor, but little to attract the beach lover. However, the nearby small Glifoneri Beach is sandy and situated in a little bay with rocks on both sides. There are sun beds and behind the beach showers, toilets and a tavern with a terrace.
This popular beach is sandy with some pebbles and includes a wooden pier streching out to sea. There are sun beds and parasols,showers, and two main tavernas, both with terraces. Shaded parking is available under the tamarisk and olive trees that form an attractive back drop to the beach.