Everybody loves getting something new, whether it’s a new item of clothing or a new car – it’s always nice to be able to show it off. And we’re no exception to the rule. We’re incredibly proud to be able to introduce our brand new destination for Summer 16: Thassos. And I can’t help but feel compelled to tell you all about it.
Thassos Fast Facts
Summer temperatures: High 20s (˚C)
Flight time: 4 hours
Time zone: 2 hours ahead of the UK
Great for: History buffs, nature enthusiasts and beach lovers
Why we love Thassos
Affectionately known as the Emerald Island, Thassos is the northern most of the Aegean island group. Nestled right up near the north-east mainland, it offers all its visitors a taste of authentic Greece. Think lush, green landscapes, fine sandy beaches and crystal clear waters and you can only begin to imagine the true natural beauty of this stunning holiday destination.
If you can drag yourself away from the incredible beaches that line the coast, you can head further inland and immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting traditional villages, historical landmarks, monasteries and museums. Time your visit right and you could also find yourself joining in with the celebrations at one of the many summer festivals that take place across the island each year.
Our Top Hotels
SENTIDO Thassos Imperial
The idyllic and luxurious SENTIDO Thassos Imperial is a brand new hotel for Summer 2016. Guests won’t fail to be impressed by the peace and tranquillity of its location, which just so happens to be on one of the best beaches in all of Thassos – Pachis Beach. Aside from its serene surroundings, the hotel boast three restaurants and four bars for its guests to fully indulge in their Greek experience. And on the subject of indulgence, why not treat yourself to a bit of relaxation at the spectacular on-site spa.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel may be small, but it certainly has a big impact on those who pass through its doors. This is reflected on Tripadvisor, where guests have given it a no. 1 ranking and the site itself has awarded it a certificate of excellence. Located amidst a lush, green pine forest, guests can experience the ultimate in relaxation. The hotel prides itself on providing a unique, natural environment that guarantees your comfort whilst on holiday. All rooms feature a sea view and there are two excellent bars and a restaurant for you to sample the local delights throughout your stay.
The friendly and laid-back Mediterranean Hotel is located directly on the sandy beach of Skala Rachoni. Guests will find themselves surrounded by beautiful, soft sand and seas bluer than the bright, Greek sky. The hotel is modern and stylishly decorated, featuring everything you could possibly need for your perfect holiday to Thassos. Facilities include the on-site Olive restaurant and two bars, as well as a fitness centre, spa and in-room internet connection. Head just 50 metres from the hotel and you can try your hand at some adrenaline-fuelled water sports too.
Thinking of adding Thassos to your list of must-see destinations? You can now book Thassos holidays for Summer 16. Want to know a bit more? Ask me your questions in the comments below.