With stretches of fine golden sands, a rich history, and quaint local tavernas, holidays to Thassos are nothing short of idyllic. It’s the perfect trip for anyone wanting to explore an authentic side to Greece. Known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, you can expect gorgeous landscapes of green forests and olive groves.

Things to do

Fall in love with Thassos’ hidden coves on a boat trip around the Greek island. You can spend your time soaking up the sun on Golden Beach, or if you’re feeling active, visit the watersports centre and hire a jet-ski. Venture into the capital, Limenas, to explore remnants of the island’s past at the Archaeological Museum. Or catch a bus to the ancient village of Theologos, and walk through its cobbled streets to the white-stone Agia Paraskevi church, where you’ll find the famous wax figure of the Virgin Mary. Then end your day by the harbour in one of the traditional tavernas to enjoy classic seafood dishes like liokafto or sea bream.

Where to stay

On the east-coast, you’ll find golden stretches of fine sand beaches in Pachis. It offers shallow blue-green waters for kids to enjoy in the day, while parents can make the most of the local beach bars and fish restaurants at night. For those looking for an escape from the bustle of the livelier resorts of Thassos, the smaller village of Gilkadi is perfect thanks to its long beach which boasts a backdrop of a lush green forest.

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The best time to holiday in Thassos is August. The average sea temperature is a delightfully warm 25°C, perfect for a quick dip. Plus, you can enjoy as many as 13 hours of beautiful sunshine. Perfect for taking in all the sights Thassos has to offer.

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It takes roughly four hours to fly here from the UK

You’ll arrive at Kavala International Airport (KVA), which is situated on the mainland just north of Thassos.