If you are traveling to Thassos Island in Greece you must have been asking yourself about where to sleep, what to eat, what to see and other questions if you are traveling there for the first time. We prepared a quick Thassos Island travel guide to help you start planning.
How to reach Thassos Island
The best option is to fly to the Thessaloniki International Airport, where you either rent a car, taxi or take a bus ride to one of the two ferry ports to Thassos Island. You will need 2 hours drive to reach Kavala ferry port or 2,5 hours to reach Keramoti ferry port from Thessaloniki. There’s also a small airport Kavala, which is just 15 minutes far from the Kavala ferry port, but it is trickier to land there lacking flights.
Ferry to Thassos Island
We embarked the ferry at the Keramoti port (40.85713 / 024.70275) and we needed around 20 minutes to reach the island.
Transportation around the Thassos Island
If you ask us, the best option to explore the Island is by a rented car – so if you’ll be landing at the Thessaloniki Island, make sure to rent it until you are back again. Having your own car is the easiest way to drive around Thassos Island. Another god option is renting a scooter.
What to see in the Thassos Island?
The Thassos Island is no different from the rest of the Greek islands – you guessed it, you will find some beautiful beaches there. But you will be able to enjoy much more than beaches if you are looking for other activities too. Check out some of the must things to do at Thassos Island here.
Food in Thassos Island
Accommodation in Thassos Island
Thassos Island is a popular summer destination, so you will find many accommodation for every budget there. You can choose among camping spots, apartments or hotels. We have decided to spend all 5 days in a coastal town Limenaria, where we rented El mare Luxurious Apartments. The apartments were fantastic – recently opened and decorated in a modern style, which we really liked. The family, who made 3 apartments in their own private house, is extremely nice and welcoming. Good English is also spoken. The grocery store was just steps away and also the center of Limenaria was in a walking distance. A small alley runs directly to the beach and its coastal walk, perfect for walking, jogging or strolling with your baby.
When is the best time for Thassos Island?
Have in mind the best months for summer holidays are July and August and that is also why these two months are the most crowded one. If you want to avoid the crowds, but still get some sunshine and warm temperatures, great months for Greece and Thassos Island are also May, June or September and October.
The Thassos Island was never on our bucket list for Greece, but being in the neighborhood, we decided to give it a try and loved every minute exploring it. I am sure everyone, who likes Greece, will put a shine on it too.