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Thassos Explore Round the Island

Round the island of Thassos

If you want to do the tour around the coast, take a lot of time. You will need almost a whole day for it. The starting point is the main city Limenas.

Then follow the sign to Prinos. We will leave Limenas on a good street and drive in direction for Skala Rachoni. On the right hand you will have the shimmering sea. On the left hand the mountains of the island. If you have a good sight, you are able to see on the northern pint of the island the dry land. Skala Rachoni is a good vacation for everyone who wants to get a rest and have some quiet.

Follow the sign Prinos, here you will left for a short while the beautiful view to the sea with its picturesque bays. In Prinos there will be every Monday morning a market, you won't miss. Here you can by fresh fruits for your trip along the coast. Take your time and enjoy the market. After this visit follow the direction of Skala Sotiras. Leave the interior and head for the coast. The island will show you all its beauty. If you once saw the bays with the inviting blue of the sea, you won't forget them. Skala Sotiras is the harbor of the village Sotiras, which was constructed interior.

The next village on the trip is Skala Kallirachis.The harbor is similar to the harbors of Skala Rachoni and Skala Sotiras. But the harbor of Skala Kallirachis is the most beautiful of them. Follow now the direction of Skala Marion. If you pay attention, you will see a rock, which looks like the skeleton of the head from a horse. Take your time and stop at different vantage points. You will easy recognize them, as the small pavilions (made of stone) on the sides. From there you will have every time again a fantastic view to the coast and the blue sea. If you now want to take a bath, take the last turn-off to Skala Marion. After a few meters there is a beautiful bay at your left side.

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Following the direction to Limenaria there is the second biggest city on Thassos. On a small hill, build directly at the harbor, there was the office of the firm Speidel. Behind the office you can see the ruins of the fabric. It is permitted to visit this place, if you want.

After the sightseeing of Limenaria, follow the direction of Potos. Here you will find some restaurants, were you can have a meal. You can choose between the traditional kitchen of Thassos, pizza and fish. After lunch, take the direction to Astris. Now you can see the beautiful beach of Psili Ammos. Directly at the main street of Astris you will only find some hotels and kiosks. The main city is some hundred meters interior.

Drive trough Astris in direction to Alyki. Between Aliki and Astris was constructed the monastery Archangelou. It was build directly at the coast. It is only permitted to visit the monastery with long trousers and chemise for men, and a skirt and chemise. If you don't wear the obligated clothes, it is possible to lend them at the entrance of the monastery. Alyki is very beautiful with two bays. The bigger bay, where you will find bars and restaurants directly at the beach, you will see far away. Here take a rest. You also can visit two excavations at the spit from Alyki.

Go on, through Kinyra, to Panagia. The villages Potamias and Skala Potamias are not directly at the main street around the island. You only pass by. Perhaps you want to take some time to visit Panagia. The fountain in the middle of the village provides everyone with fresh and cool water. Panagia, with the small white houses, sends the visitors back into the past. At the end of the trip you have to visit Golden Beach. You only have to drive down the double bend down to reach the beautiful Golden Beach.

Take a rest and enjoy Golden Beach before you return to your hotel and finish the tour.

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