Thassos is a perfect island for people who prefer to be in the lap of nature, far from the modern concepts of package tourism. Thassos is particularly popular with holidaymakers from Northern Greece, because of the proximity to Macedonia and many Greeks use the island as a quick weekend getaway. Thassos vacation fulfills every dream of a quiet and relaxing holiday, but of late there have been efforts to satisfy those who like a bit of action-filled holiday, with some of the beaches being turned into resorts with sporting and camping facilities.
Nonetheless, the island is far from being labeled as tourist yet, so if you want a peaceful holiday, Thassos is the answer. The island is the greenest of the Greek isles and it has a breathtaking landscape of pinewood forests, olive groves and verdant mountains covered in pines, planes and chestnut trees. The island has a volcanic origin and the interior is mountainous. The highest point is Mount Ypsarion, which stands at an altitude of 1,142 meters. This mountain occupies the center of the island and gradually slopes toward the coastlines.
Thassos tourism has a good infrastructure to make your holidays as comfortable as possible. A good road system that encircles the island clockwise provides easy access to the beaches, mountain forests, and all other important landmarks during your Thassos vacation. Buses ply to all coastal villages and car and motorbike rentals are easily available on the island.
One of the best things about your vacations in Thassos is the string of beautiful beaches that dot the coastline. Dreamy beaches and hidden coves with sparkling blue water and pine trees reaching right up to the waterfront create some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. The island also offers a number of sightseeing options to make your Thassos vacation interesting. For a start, you can hire a four-wheel drive to Ypsarion, from where you can have a spectacular view of the entire island.
The trip can be combined with a visit to Theologos, a quintessential village where the traditional way of life still prevails. The mountainous village is flushed with natural beauty and offers a tranquil escape from active beach life or the bustle of town life. Some of the coastal villages of Thassos are also picture-perfect with their harbors and tiny fishing boats bobbing in the waters. It is a pleasure to sit at one of the taverns near the waterfront sipping a drink and watching the goings-on. So, book your Thassos vacations today and experience the beauty of the island, often regarded as the jewel of the Aegean Sea.
The main town is Limenas, situated on the northern coast, and it is worth visiting during your Thassos vacation. Modern buildings co-existing with archaeological ruins, ancient temples, theaters, basilicas, and ancient walls make Limenas an interesting place of history. The island also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and actually, the best way to make the most of your holidays is a hiking trip through the mountain villages, wooded hillsides and green valleys of this island whose magical allure makes people want to return to the island year after year to experience its outstanding natural beauty and warm hospitality.