Top 10 most beautfiul beaches on Thassos
Everyone know that on this island there are so many beaches it's hard even to enumerate them all. There is something for everyone - sandy and rocky, wild and urban, with shade and no shade... Everyone can find their favorite just the way it likes it and enjoys it. Since I am a fan of sandy beaches, I'll write about my favorites... I have to mention that very often my taste does not agree with the taste of other tourists, so this list is absolutely not something that should be blindly followed.So in my opinion you should not return home, without visiting the following beaches:
Paradise beach - 30km from Potos or 24km from Limenas
Marble or Saliara beach - 4km from Makryammos
Makryammos - 2km east coast of Limenas
Golden Beach - about 40km from Potos, east coast and 14km from Limenas
Alyki - 20km east of Potos
Psiliamos - 7km east of Potos
Pachis - 10km from Limenas and 42km west of Potos
Atspas - 7km from Limenaria towards Prinos
Notos - 1.5km from Potos on the east coast
Tripity - 2.5km to the west of Limenaria
Paradise Beach is really paradise and for me will always be first on the list. Why ? First, because of the very fine sand in the water and on shore. For families with children, the beach is ideal because it is shallow debt of some 30 meters. But what I love the most are the waves!!! If you want a good time and discharge negative energy in jumping and fighting the waves, then Paradise Beach is the perfect beach for you. You will return from this beach with a smile on your face no matter what was your mood prior to arriving. I noticed that even quite young children enjoying the waves in shallow water... I love to watch them giggle trying to jump over the smallest ripples...
The left part of the beach is reserved for nudists. But there are more of them in the small bays behind the rocks. These bays are so beautiful that I envy them :)
Access to the beach is not the best. The road is dirt and quite steep, in some parts narrow. That is why many people decide to park their car beside the highway. However, most find their parking spot in the parking lot next to the beach.
On the beach there is a little restaurant and a coffee shop. There is a shower next to the restaurant for which you will be charged 50 cents.
Marble or Saliara beach is really different from all the others. Her beauty and color of the water can not be described with words. You can reach it by turning right at the entry Makryammos beach. Dusty road leads to the beach, 4km long approximately. Beach is organized since few years back. It is filled with sunbeds and umbrellas which are free with if you buy a drink.
The entire coast is covered with fine white marble stones. The coast is so white that you have the impression that you're on the snow. The sun's rays bounce off the ground and blind you so it's good to wear sunglasses. A real pleasure arises when you enter the water. Its color is surreal, like you're on a most exotic beach. As long as you're in the water you will not stop to admire the color and clarity... The feeling is really indescribable!
When you go to the beach on this dirt road and when becomes lenghty, given that you have to drive slowly, I'm sure you'll think, "is it worth it?", but when you got to the beach I'm confident that you will think "it was worth it"...
Makryammos is the only beach where you have entrance fee. It is located 2km from Limenas to the east.
It's actually a beautifully landscaped complex that houses homes, amusement park, swimming pool, various sports... It is ideal for families with children. Given that most of the beaches on Thassos are wild it is good that there is something of this kind. Entrance costs 3 euros per person and prices within the complex are higher than in other places on this island. Children do not pay entrance. The beach is nice and sandy.
Golden Beach is one of my favorite beach because of the waves as on Paradise Beach and because it is sandy of course. I like it even more because there are restaurants and bars nearby, so you can sit down and have a drink or lunch in your swimming suit.
Alyki would be at the top of this list if it was not crowded. In August, you can barely find a place for a towel. This of course is a testament how beautiful this beach is, but with so many other beautiful beaches it's not worth it to be in that crowd. It is especially crowded on weekends, when Greeks from the land arrive, so it is better to avoid it then.
When I first went to the beach Psiliamos I did not like it. The next time the impression was quite different. The left part of the beach is much better. The sand is different than the other beaches, soft and very friendly. The water is a bit cooler than the other beaches. I love the rocks on the left side where you can sunbathe. Even in the winter I like to go to these rocks. Psiliamos is one of the few beaches where you will hear the music. In August, you can stumble upon a reggae party on the beach.
I like Pachis primarily because of the shade. If you like natural shade this is definitely the best choice for you, because of the pine trees along the coast. In addition, you can still rent sunbeds. The beach is sandy and shallow, and ideal for families with small children. The beach has a very nice cafe and a restaurant.
Atspas is a small beach at the entrance to Skala Maries from the direction of Limenaria. The beach can be seen from the road. The water is crystal clear and you can occasionally see octopus on the rocks. There are sunbeds and volleyball net on the beach. Because of the shallows and sand it is ideal for families with children.
Notos was until two years ago completely wild cove which almost no one knew about. I think it's has became popular due to our forums. Path to it is very steep and the beach is very small.
Trypiti is on the last place because of the stones in the water. This beach is located 2.5km from Limenaria towards Maries. It's big and wide. There is never a large crowd on it. On the right side is the small pebbles, while the rest of the beach are the stones. Trypiti exudes some peace and it's really enjoying to spend time there.
In addition to these beaches there are many more beautiful ones for example Roso Gremos, Glyfoneri, La Scala, San Antonio... But about them another time. Great discovery for me last summer was the beach Salonikios and I will write about it later.
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