When I say I visited Thasos, most of the people don’t know anything about it. This Island is underrated compared to other Greek Islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu.
The good part is, the Island is (still) not overcrowded with tourists as the previous mentioned ones. Therefore it’s a very good choice if you want to enjoy the Greek wonders with a little bit of privacy.
Famous for the honey, marble quarries and olive oil, Thasos is a mountainous Greek Island located to northern part of the country. Due to the marble, the Island has stunning beaches with white sand and blue waters. Besides mountains with up to 1,205 m high.
We’ve been there 3 times already. And I would go every summer if I could! Such an amazing Island!
Take a look the video we made with the drone around the Island:
When to go
Last time we traveled to Greece was at the end of September. There were less tourists comparing to July/August (high season), which in my opinion is a big plus. I prefer less crowded places. I feel like I can enjoy better. Besides, taking pictures and making videos is a lot easier.
However it was a bit windy. The third day of our stay was very cloudy and kind of cold. So I wouldn’t recommend going after mid-September. Some restaurants and hotels also close after this time.
What to take
Apart from swimsuits, swim equipment and all the jazz you need to go to the beach, you should also take a pair of pants, sport shoes and a jacket in case you want to visit the mountains. It might be warm close to the beach, but at 1,200 m elevation can be very windy. Besides, the temperature at the Island drops a little bit in the evening.
How to go
To get to the Island you can take a ferryboat either from Kavala or Keramoti. We always take from Keramoti. It’s closer (10 km) and the tickets are cheaper. We payed 27€ for both of us + vehicle (one way).
Tip: take a piece of bread with you on the ferryboat. There will be seaguls flying around waiting for food. You can try to feed them. Just watch out your fingers! Hahahah!
Where to stay
Our first two times in Thasos we stayed at Hotel Europa located at Skala Prinos. The last time the Hotel was already closed, so we stayed at one nearby called Hotel Prinos. Honest review here.
Both are good Hotels located close to the beach and surrounded by many restaurants and grocery stores. Great option especially for those who want to save some money and cannot afford to have every meal in a restaurant.
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