Thassos is known as the Emerald Island, a gem of the Aegean boasting green forests and turquoise seawaters. One can find uncountable breath taking beaches and the numerous, picturesque villages to live the “local experience”. Guests are enchanted by the way turquoise waters kiss the white marble ruins of ancient temples, the majestic red sunsets as well as the gastronomical delicacies the island offers. A well maintained ring road , leading quickly in all sides of the island, connecting main villages and top sightseeing, through the most beautiful sea side drives you have ever encountered.
How to get there:
Thassos is easily accessible via frequent ferry boat service from 2 ports: Kavala port and mostly preferred Keramoti Port ( ferries depart every 30 minutes!). Many of the ferry boats are newly built, quite spacious and luxurious , ensuring a comfortable 35 min journey to the island. Closest airports are: , Makedonia airport ( SKG) at Thessaloniki city and (KVA) airport at Kavala city connecting Thassos with frequent worldwide flights, private transfers and car hires.
Where to stay:
Thassos offers a big variety of accommodation, from 5 star Hotels and Luxurious villas to small hotels and family own apartments.
For those who seek a top upscale experience, Byblos Luxury Villas is the place to stay, well known for quality, tailor made service, internationally awarded for several years in a row. Located west of the island , away from crowdy touristic places , but so close to the top highlights, sea sides and famous taverns, offering amazing sunsets, unrivalled relaxation and privacy for families and friends.
Where to wine and dine:
Alfas a sea side restaurant in Skala Marion is definitely the perfect place to make your day. Awesome sunset and fresh sea food will much perfectly with a chilled white wine. If you are a guest of Byblos Luxury Villas , you will feel generously spoiled! Mrs. Elsa the owner, prepares exclusively for Byblos Guests an exquisite Sea food mezze :” Byblos Sahanaki” with aromatic shrimps and fresh mussels.
Try also the favorite Symi in Thassos Town old port and Krambousa in Skala Potamias, To Limani in Limenaria sea side .
For those wo seek a romantic candle light dinner , The private dinning at Byblos Luxury Villa – Chateau is one of the top experiences in Thassos island, offered exclusively and only to Byblos guests.
Post dinner or even for an apperitivo, Karnagio the most elegant sea side bar, located in the capital city of the island, is the best option.
What to put in the suitcase:
Thassos is the destination of simplicity and understated elegance. As temperatures begin to rise from Spring and summer lasts till October, lightweight clothing is recommended.
White linen is an all-time classic that can be dressed up or down depending on the activities you choose to do. Relaxed shirts and shorts are essential, as well as light fabric dresses and swimsuit cover-ups for the ladies. In the night, temperatures fall so a pair of trousers, a shawl and a mid-weight jacket can prove handy.
Island living calls for flat shoes, espadrilles, sandals and flip-flops for the beach days and sports shoes for those willing to wander and hike the mountains. During the night if you choose to opt for upscale dinning instead of the traditional tavernas gents may opt for loafers and ladies for wedges.
Sunscreen with strong SPF will be your best tanning partner throughout the trip- paired with some refreshing thermal water spray to keep you hydrated!