The beaches of Thassos can satisfy even the most demanding visitor. Most are organized and sandy, but you can also find pebble beaches.
THE 5 MOST FAMOUS BEACHES OF THASSOS
Skala Panagia is the largest beach of the island. It is 12km far from Limenas and 4km from Panagia and it is located in the eastern side of the island. The one tip of the beach in called Chrisi Akti which is a beach of Skala Potamia. It is popular and a great place of resort, with shoal clear waters. It is organized and it possesses a blue flag. Its name, “Chrisi”, means golden, by the colour that is reflected on the sand. Also, it is known as Avlakia or Skala Panagia. Its access and parking are easy accessed while it is also accessible by the disabled. The area is ideal for walks especially toward Skala Potamia. On the golden beach you will find many hotels, rooms for rent to stay in, taverns, camping accommodations and water sports.
Paradise Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Thassos. It was named after the exotic beauty and the forest that surrounds it. It is located in the eastern part of Thassos and it is 22km far from Limenas. The closest village is Kinira in a distance of 2km. The shore is sandy with shoal waters and with frequent waves. The sea color is green and blue that reminds of tropical places. Paradise Beach comprises an organized beach with many facilities such as deck-chairs, table boards and taverns as well as a beach volley court. In the past it was a beach for nudists, since it is not discernible from the road. However, the naturists usually swim in the margin without causing annoyance. The access is in particular easy and there are three parking places.
Alykes are between the northeastern beaches in Thassos, and are in a distance of 32km from Limenas. There are two gulfs in Alyki with beaches of pebbles, sand and crystal waters. Its gulfs are used as well as natural harbors from small fishing boats. The beach in the western side is a place of great resort and organized with lots of taverns that serve ouzo. The eastern beach is more quiet and not so busy. Next to the beaches there is a peninsula of archaeological interest, ideal for hiking. It is said that during the antiquity, it was the kingdom of Alyki with large population and a big port. The ancient hamlet has a particular archaeological interest as well as two old paleochristian basilicas and a quarry of marble. Probably, a great earthquake was the reason of the abrupt evacuation in Alykes.
Giola is a natural rocky pool, located in the region of Astris. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Thassos! The height of the rocks reaches up to 8m from where swimmers can dive into the clear waters. The course towards Giola is tough and you will have to walk. In order to arrive there, drive from Poto to Astris. After hotel Aeria you will find a sign indicating to Sirens. Turn left and follow the dirt-road. After a while you will get to a beach. There, you can park your vehicle since the route becomes tougher. Ascend the road on your left, whose end you can park your car as well. From that spot, descend towards the shore. There are many signs with arrows showing the direction. We recommend a high four-engined or an off-road vehicle. The overall distance from the main road is about 2km.
Saliara (Marble Beach) is a small exotic beach in the northern side of Thassos. It is 5km far from Limenas. The beach is magnificent with white small pebbles and with a splendid color in the waters. It is an organized beach that it is really popular during the last few years. In order to go to Saliara follow the route to Makryammos. Just before the entrance of the hotel turn on your left in the dirt road. The road is wide and it has been improved enough, but you have to be careful. At the beach there is a parking area.