About Thassos -
Information About Thassos
The island of Thassos doesn't just offer exotic beaches and traditional mountain villages. There is so much more to do here than to just swim in the sea and try the local baklava! Here's a brief list of some other things you can and should experience when visiting Thassos.
Hiking & Mountain-climbing
Recent efforts are bringing old, disused footpaths linking the islands villages into use again. Hikers will have the pleasure of walking on roads through scenery of unique natural beauty, and stopping to rest at the various refreshment stands that will be set up.
The calm, clean sea around the coast of Thassos is ideal for many water sports including water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving and much more.
All around the island you can often catch a variety of fish and sea food like gray mullet, sea bream, black fish, pandoras, lobsters, white bait, horse mackerel and octopus. Small groups of visitors may rent boats for fishing.
A windsurfer off the coast of Golden Beach
Marble Quarry Tours
Every Friday at 10:00 am, a free tour of the Thassos Marble factory is available. Located just outside of Thassos Town , going towards the village of Panagia .
A cave located in the Rachoni area
Olive Oil Factory Tours
Every day from 8:00am to 5:00pm you can take a free tour of a traditional olive oil factory in the traditional mountain village of Panagia.
Caves of Thassos
If you are up to an adventure, the caves of Thassos may be just the thing you are looking for. These caves have not been developed for tourism and many passages are still unexplored. There are no organized tours or guides yet available but we do recommend that before you enter the cave you have already had first-hand experience with this sort of activity or that you are accompanied with someone who does.