About Thassos -
The village sits on a mountainside about 11.5 kilometres from Thassos Town and 29 kilometres from Skala Prinos. "Potami" in English translation means stream, and the village got its name because of a stream that runs through the village. The villagers are very warm and friendly. They are a community that looks out for one another and they act as if they are one big familly. They generate their income mainly by farming and working in the tourist sector.
Potamia lies at the base of Mount Ipsario, the highest mountain on the island. The height of it soars 1,204 metres, or 3950 feet. There is a trail that can be taken from the village all the way up to the top for those hikers who enjoy a good work out, and it offers amazing views along the way.
| The road coming here from Thassos Town is in good condition but has a lot of curves as it strings around the mountain. Potamia is a village that offers a very quiet environment where one can stroll around and admire the landscape and how the village becomes one with it. It is only 3 kilometres from Skala Potamia , the port town and tourist resort that borders Golden Beach, or "Chrissi Akti". |
The village is tucked away in the mountainside
The museum displays interesting twentieth century art
The Polygnotos Vagis Museum
The Vagis Museum in Potamia houses traditional, realistic, and abstract art by modern artist Polygnotos Vagis. This Thassian emigrant became a very important and well-known sculptor in the United States. His art work is displayed in several American museums today. He died in New York on March 11th, 1965.
| If you are ever in Thassos on the last Friday night before Lent, there will more than likely be a fun and vibrant party going on in the streets at the town center, or "Platia" in Greek. Good music, happy people, delicious grilled meat and plenty of Thassian wine are all offered during this special time, free of charge. On the following Sunday in the early afternoon, don't miss the village parade. The parade is made up of groups of people in costumes, with floats and even dancers. You'll have a great time, and the wine is free! |
The Friday night before Lent is very festiv