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This charming little coastal village on the East coast of the island is located 24 kilometres from Thassos Town and about 42 kilometres from the port in Skala Prinos. It is the kind of place that can easilly capture your admiration and keep you coming back time and time again. It is among the most quiet areas of Thassos and the natural beauty of it is breath-taking. Just off the coast is Kinira island, which greatly adds to the beauty of this side of Thassos.
Kinira has a rich history that dates back to the Phoenicians. Kinira was known throughout time as “Aenyra” and “Coenyra”. It is now known as “Loutrou” by the locals.
There isn't much more than what you need in this village. There are restaurants and tavernas, a pizzeria, a super market and plenty of warm Greek hospitality. Its visitors love coming back here because of the special charm it has on many of them.
Kinira has a long beach along the coast of the village that is made up of mostly smooth rock and sand. Going for a swim here will cause you to stop and gaze at the remarkable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Kinira island.
The coastal village of Kinira
The beach that stretches before Kinira
| The beach doesn't get crowded very often like most of the other beaches around Thassos. The water is clean and normally calm. For those who don't mind taking a short drive, you can travel South and very quickly find Paradise Beach , one of the most popular and sandiest beaches of Thassos. Kinira is the closest village to this beach at about 2 kilometres away. It is a must-visit for those that plan to visit Kinira.|
| According to an ancient historian, Herodutus, the Phoenicians exploited the timber and gold mines of Thassos, much of it around Kinira, during the period 1600-1500 B.C. There are ruins of Byzantine era baths and remnants of an early Christian basilica that have survived here as well. During a dark period of time, pirates had slaughtered many Christians here at the place known as “Fonias”. Like everywhere else, Kinira has experienced both good and bad times throughout history. It is safe to say though that today is definitely the best time to be here! || |
Kinira Island lays opposite of Kinira