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Thassos is an almost round island and belongs to the archipelago of northeastern Aegean islands and is the size of Bornholm. It lies pushed all the way to the bottom of the Aegean Sea, as the northernmost of the archipelago. The island is lush than the southern Greek islands. There are vineyards, olive groves and colored flowers. The northern location means that it often rains in winter.
“The island is lusher than the southern Greek islands. There are vineyards, olive groves and colored flowers”
The island has no airport, so access is by ferry. Thassos is located off the coast of Markadonia, which is called Northern Greece. There is well over an hour ferry ride from the port city of Kavalla on the mainland. There are also possible departures to Skala Prinos and Limenas. There are also ferries from Nea Peramos on the mainland west of Kavalla to Skala Prinos. Via Kavalla there is also a ferry connection to the islands of Samotrake and Lesbos. The ferries from Thassos to and from Kavalla and Keramoti have many departures during the peak season. The nearest airport is Kavalla Airport, Megas Alexandros, 15 km. from Keramoti on the mainland. It takes charter and domestic traffic, and is originally a military airport. Taxi from here to the port of Keramoti takes approx. 15 min. However, it is often cheaper to fly to Thesalonikki, which is a reasonable distance from the possible ferries over to Thassos.
“Limènas, also called Thassos town, is the island’s largest city, capital and administrative center with small 5000 inhabitants”
Limènas, also called Thassos town, is the island’s largest city, capital and administrative center with small 5000 inhabitants. It is also a traffic hub. Here are the ferry port, main post office, tourist police, main bus station, fire station, and branches of the big banks. There are business streets and several supermarkets, hotels, bars, discos and taverns galore. The harbor, where a. The ferries from Keramoti and Kavalla add are divided into three. The new western part, which is the ferry port, the middle one which is the former traffic port, and easternmost the old port, which is the base for the fishermen, tour boats and yachtsmen. Here you will also find along the quayside a number of the friendliest taverns.
We visited Thassos several years ago, where we were lucky to find some very cheap flights from Jutland to Kavala airport. From here we took a taxi to the port of Kavala town where we sailed over to northern Thassos. We lived on the west side of the island in a small spot called Skala Maria. It was a very small town without much life, but quite cozy. We lived on the outskirts of the city a short distance from the city center and the 2-3 taverns that were there. The city is fine when you want to explore the rest of the island.
“There are lots of nice little towns inland, including the very authentic town called Sotira”
Thassos has an asphalt road that follows the coast all the way around, so you don’t get lost (-: There are many detour roads on the island, so there is plenty to “discover”.
There are plenty of nice little towns inland, among other things. this very authentic city called Sotira.
In general, the east coast is probably most geared for tourists and also has the most beautiful beaches where the hinterland rises steeply behind the coast. It is a very beautiful and green island and also the slightly larger town of Limenria on the south side of the island is quite cozy.
If you are going for a good hike it is obvious to try to visit the beautiful scenic Giola Lagoon on the east coast of Thassos. Link to it here
“Next to the ferry port in Kavala there is a really nice fishing tavern that is right next to the harbor”
The ferry ride between Kavala and Thassos is quite entertaining as the ferry on the whole trip is followed by some huge seagulls who master catching the goodies of biscuits and chips in an elegant dive past the one hand feeding them. Next to the ferry port in Kavala there is a really nice fishing tavern that is right next to the harbor. Here, too, the seagulls are quite daring when a table has been left with food debris (-:
And a link to the live webcam on Thassos can be seen here
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