web analytics

The Island of Sirens

Thassos

Everybody says to spend some time on an island is unusual and beautiful experience. But, if you stay in the northern and greenest Greek island – Thasos, then that experience is more intense.

Thassos.

Green Island, or “Island of Sirens” as it was called in the Greek mythology, today is one of the most visited Greek islands. Breathtaking natural beauty, beautiful beaches, hidden hollows, pine forests and lush vegetation that descends to the sea, makes the island to look like a “floating forest”.

The specific and alive relief is characterized through the various banks and high mountain peaks that reach over 1000 meters above the sea. This island is offering to the guests the opportunity to enjoy very relaxed holiday. For those who are looking for intense night parties, there are great places to go.

Limenas

Limenas is the capital of the island, translated means port. The remains of the ancient city with picturesque traditional houses and modern buildings, give a magical atmosphere of this region. Limenas is interesting both for young people and for families who want a peaceful vacation.

Thasos -Limenas

Panagia

Panagia

In 1845 Panagia was the capital of the island. The place got its name after the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (1832).
Springs with crystal clear water, traditional houses, and paved streets covered with cobblestones, simply impress the visitors.
It is located only 10 km from the capital of the island and is one of the most picturesque villages on the island.

Potamia

Potamia

Built on the slopes of the mountains, the village Potamia has received its name from the small river that passes through here. In the village, is located the museum of the famous sculptor Polignotos Vagis, who got his fame working in America. Today, his works decorate many museums in America.
From the village, starts a mountain path leading to the top of the mountain Ypsario (1206 m).

Koinyra

Kinira

Koinyra is known from ancient times and is mentioned in the texts of the great Herod as Ainira or Koinyra. In ancient texts a place which today is called Loutrou, was known as a place where a famous Greek courtesan Laida, was having bath on her path toward Corinth.

In Loutrou remains of the Byzantine baths and remains of early Christian basilica are preserved. Here, in ancient times gold mines were exploited. Near Koinyra aParadeisos Beachâ is located, famous for its magnificent landscape and for the purity of the water.

Limenaria

Limenaria

Built in the southern part of the island, Limenaria is picturesque city that developed in the early 20th century in order to cover the needs of the Employees in the gold mines and also the needs of the inhabitants of the medieval village, situated on slopes of the mountain in the central part of the island.

In 1903 a German company Speindel set their machines for exploring the rich mines of iron ore, and they built a small palace for their needs, located in the city itself. Today this is a real attraction for tourists.
After Greco-Turkish war, the island was inhabited by refugees from Asia Minor.

Best beaches to visit

Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Although it is generally known as the Golden Beach, you can come across signs and maps that relate to it as Chrissi Amoudia, which means golden sand.
If you’re a fan of sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Greece, then Golden Beach is the perfect beach for you.

It is located in the northeast of the island between the resorts of Skala Panagias – locally known as Aylakia and Skala Potamias, and only a few minutes away from the town of Thassos. It stretches over two kilometers and is one of the best and most popular beaches on the island.
Like other beaches on Thassos it was awarded with European “Blue Flag” in 2004, as one of the best beaches in Europe.

Aliki

Aliki Beach

Aliki Beach is situated in the village with the same name on the southeast coast of the island.
The first reason why Aliki is one of the best beaches in Greece is that it has the emerald water, such as those in the crystal clear pools and because it is shallow, so it makes it ideal for families.

Aliki beach has bars, taverns and hotels along the coast where you can experience the Greek hospitality, beautifully cooked fresh fish or discover a variety of Greek flavors.
It is surrounded by pine trees, the ancient marble quarries and olive trees that are the hallmark of Greece.
Olive oil from Thassos is something you have to try.

Cruising ships are anchoring regularly on Aliki Beach for their passengers to take a swim in one of the best beaches on Thassos. This is an ideal opportunity to meet people from all over the world and also to meet with locals.

Makryammos

Makryammos Beach

Makrijamos is a great beach for your vacation. Makrijamos in translation means long sand. It is a Beach Resort located in the capital of Thassos, Limenas, or as everybody calls it a Thassos town, and is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Makrijamos Beach Resort stretches along several kilometers and is surrounded by trees and rich vegetation.

Really it is a fantastic place with bungalows in the forest, where you can even see deer and peacocks that “walk” along with tourists.
Makrijamos is very picturesque sandy beach with crystal clear water and one of the beaches on Thassos, which was awarded with the “Blue Flag” in 2004.

Pefkari

Pefkari Beach

Pefkari beach is another beautiful beach on Thassos. It is situated in the southern part of the island only about five minutes from Limenaria, the second largest city of Thassos.
Along the coast there are taverns and bars where you can enjoy some of the local cocktails relaxing in the shade of pine trees that surrounds the beach. It is an authentic tropical place.

Of course, you can find Greek food in taverns which are waiting for you, but also there is a magnificent continental food.
On the Pefkari beach is located one of the camping spots on the island, right beside the sea shore.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>