Popular Lettings in Thassos
Highlights in Thassos
- A delicious sweet treat
- Ancient history and past
- Wonderful shoreline and beaches
- Traditional celebrations by the Aegean Sea
- Fantastic terrain for outdoors leisure
Most popular in Thassos
Holiday rentals and lettings in Thassos
If you are looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a vacation with calmness and serenity, Astris is the perfect place to do so. This small settlement is home to the popular beach of Psili Ammos with the necessary facilities to enjoy a day in the sun. About 20 miles from Astris, there is the relaxing seaside village of Kinira where you can find rentals with beautiful mountain views. In the old capital of Thassos, Theologos, you will find rentals with authentic Thassian architecture and the best lamb dishes on the island. The second port of Thassos, Skala Prinos, is where you will find a great choice of holiday rentals as well as a plethora of traditional Greek taverns and eateries. In Skala Rachoni, just a couple of miles from Skala Prinos, is a perfect location for relaxation and to stay away from the crowds.Fantastic rental with sea or mountain views
The variety of rentals on the island is very wide. From spacious properties with their own fenced gardens for families and groups to small and cosy lettings for couples, solo travellers and families of 3 or 4 people. Choose the rental that suits your need while you stay in Thassos. Do you prefer to wake up to the sound of crashing waves or are you more into nature and birds singing by your window ledge every morning? From the terrace or your balcony, enjoy fantastic sunrises and sunsets with mountain views or the shade of red colours on the horizon. Traditional properties with authentic Thassian decoration and that marine touch with white, blue and green colours. Luxury rentals are also available on different parts of the island.
Holidays in Thassos
The area and getting around
Thassos is the northernmost major Greek island in the North Aegean Sea. Usually, people think of islands as a holiday destination for summer time. However, some islands are year-round destinations to enjoy a short weekend away, a special occasion celebration or a break from the daily routine. Summer on Thassos enjoys endless sunshine, pristine beaches and water activities that draw in many visitors every year. However, Thassos is an island that offers endless possibilities and unique choices either in spring, winter or autumn. Choose from mountain activities such as cycling or hiking. Enjoy sailing trips or scuba diving at different times of the year or learn about the history and the past of this beautiful island.A destination for holidays, feasts and festivals
There is an opportunity for tourists and locals to get together. This is the celebration of holidays and feasts taking place all over Thassos throughout the year. People come together and join to celebrate a saint’s memory and to take part in a genuine folklore tradition with music livening up the events while people dance and sing with joy. Every feast is followed by kloubani or kourbani, a traditional meat stew with pasta cooked in big pots. Sit at the table and enjoy the merry atmosphere with a tasteful bite in your mouth. The island is a hub of traditions such as the Summer Festival, the Carnival, the performance of a Thassian wedding in Theologos, the Honey Festival in Limenaria and Skala Prinos, the Sardine Festival in Skala Kallirachi or the exciting Donkey Race in Skala Potamia.
Travellers and activities
Whether you are travellers on holiday or a professional photographer looking for special snaps to catch the best sunsets, Thassos is where you have to be. The best sunsets in the world are usually in locations where the surrounding landscape adds to that beauty and Thassos is no exception. The west coast of the island offers you the most amazing orange night skies you can imagine. Head for Karnagio Beach Bar or the Ilio Mare beach bar with great sunbeds to lie down while you wait for the sun to set on the horizon. Get your camera ready and enjoy one of the most stunning sights in a picture-perfect setting.Thassos for history lovers
As part of the Greek culture, the island is home to some ancient ruins and several stories about the Persians, Byzantines, the Romans and the Ottomans as well. Most of the ruins are in Limenas and Aliki Beach, including old Greek temples, amphitheatres and a market. In Limenas you can also head to the Archaeological Museum and learn more about how the villagers had to hide themselves, leaving their home near the shore and moving up the mountains to stay safe from the pirates and invasions.
Because of its magnificent and varied vegetation of pine trees, herbs, aromatic plants and olive groves, the island has gained the nickname of “Emerald Island”.
Top 5 travel tips in Thassos
Giola is a natural rocky pool in Astris. With an off-road vehicle, after following a dirty-road from the sign indicating Sirens, you can park the car as the rest of the steep descending will have to be on foot. While you are descending towards the shore, there are many signs indicating the route to the pool. Once there, you can dive into the clear waters which are usually warmer than the sea. A piece of heaven and a picture-perfect spot.2. A sweet treat during the holidays
The locals are very proud of their organic pine-scented honey. The hillsides are dotted with beehives that families have to keep this ancient tradition going. The flora of the area is what gives the honey its distinct flavour. Maries village, is where you will find the shops where to buy this excellent produce. The island is famous for its two types of honey. A clear golden honey made of flowers, shrubs and trees from the lowland plains of Skala Prinos and a dark caramel pine tree honey from the inland mountain beehives. Get yourself a jar or two as a souvenir!3. Great outdoors for walking or hiking
A unique experience in Thassos is to walk and hike up the hills and valleys. Walk along the several trails and paths that criss-cross the island and go from village to village. If you are looking for a real and rewarding challenge, head to the peak of Ipsarion, and be rewarded with magnificent views at the top. You can do it on your own or look for agencies that organise several tours. Keen photographers also look for these hikes as they can take the best pictures that every season on the island has to offer - large masses of wild flowers in spring, and varied colours with different summer and autumn shades. The flora and fauna of the area will leave you in awe as you walk through the forests, trails and pretty villages.4. Great terrain for cycling and mountain biking
Those with an adventurous spirit will enjoy the landscape and geography on Thassos. Get on a bike and explore the asphalted ring road while having a pleasant ride or get into inner landscapes where the terrain offers a more challenging experience for intrepid bikers. The island is a paradise for both leisurely bicycling and mountain biking. Enjoy the ride!5. Enjoy the sea at its best
The list of water sports, sailing, fishing activities or boat trips can only be limited by your imagination, resistance and abilities. In addition to swimming you can enjoy jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, pedalos and windsurfing just to name a few. Boat lovers have different options. Get on a fishing trip around the rocky outcrops and jetties where you can catch fish simply using Rod and Reel. Those who are novice fishers can just watch where the locals fish and pay attention to their methods and then, follow suit! Sailing away or yachting is another way of enjoying a day out in the beautiful Aegean Sea. Find a good spot and practise some snorkelling or scuba diving depending on your skills