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Thassos -The Holiday Amid Sun, Sand, Olives and Souvlakis

A May 2005 trip to Thassos by Peter Reed

Looking over Limenas Photo, Thassos, Greece More Photos
Quote: This is a beautiful green island off the northern Greek mainland, reached by a 35-minute ferry trip from Keramoti and unspoilt by mass tourism. There is good walking, clean beaches, small resorts, and great food.

Thassos -The Holiday Amid Sun, Sand, Olives and Souvlakis

Overview

Looking over Limenas Photo, Thassos, Greece
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Thassos is the most northerly of all the Greek islands. Flights generally go into Kavala, from where it is a short coach drive to the ferry port of Keramoti, then by boat for 35 minutes to the island. Alternatively, a taxi will cost about €10. Ferry fare is about €2 per person. Keramoti can also be reached by flying into Thessalonika, about 2.5 hours drive away. On the approach can be seen the large mountain Ipsarion, which reaches to 1,203m. There is a 91km road which circles the coast, with short spurs leading to the few inland towns and villages. The island itself is very green and famous for its clean beaches. Well know...Read More
Aberdeen Studios Photo, Greece, Europe
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Studios run by Scottish lady Carol and her Greek husband Vasilis - a real character. Bungalow style accommodation - typically Greek, very basic - twin beds, en-suite shower room, wardrobe, and kitchen unit, patio with table and couple of chairs. Eleven studios in all - so small and friendly. The complex includes a swimming pool and pool bar and is surrounded by olive trees. Lovely girl, Zoe, served behind the bar most evenings and also cleaned the studios daily. Vasilis kept us entertained in the evening. Beware of coming in the olive picking season - Vasilis will enlist your help. There is a very humerous guidebook which suggests free tea is available - just ask for THE tea bag - but...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2005

Beautiful Alice's

Restaurant

Beautiful Alice's Photo, Thassos, Greece
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We had a delightful meal at Beautiful Alice's and watched the sunset. As it was the end of the season, we were the only diners. What a beautiful setting. Alice herself served us - she has been running the taverna for 40 years. The day we were there we spent relaxing in the afternoon on the beach and had a couple of drinks at one of the other tavernas, but Alice's was perfect and she was so friendly and hospitable.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2005

Beautiful Alice's
Aliki
Thassos, Greece

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Story/Tip

Aliki Photo, Thassos, Greece
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Our first trip was to the mountain village of Panagia - bus for 1 Euro - about 20 minutes from Limenas. It was a village of narrow streets, overhanging balconies, and an historic church. In the centre is a well with very refreshing ice-cold mountain water. We then hired a car and spent a day touring the east of the island past Panagia. The spectacular Monastery of the Archangel Michael is built right into the cliff side, with great views along the coast. It is necessary to be dressed appropriately for a visit, but if you are scantily clad, modest wraps are provided. Farther on is the lovely bay at Aliki, bounded by four tavernas (see restaurant recommend). From there on the twisting coastal road to th...Read More

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Peter Reed

Peter Reed
Preston, England

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