Top 10 most beautfiul beaches on Thassos
Everyone knows that there are so many beaches on Thassos, so it's hard to enumerate them all. There is something for everyone, sandy and rocky, wild and urban, with shade and no shade... Everyone can find its favorite one, 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
Psili Ammos - 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 a paradise and for me will always be the 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 of some 30 meters of shoal. But what I love the most are the waves! If you want to have a good time and to release negative energy in jumping and fighting the waves, then Paradise is the perfect beach for you. You'll 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 enjoy the waves in the shoal. 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 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 of dirt and quite steep, narrow in some parts. That is why many people decide to park their car beside the highway. However, the most find their spot on the parking lot next to the beach.
There is a little restaurant and a coffee shop on the beach. There's also a shower next to the restaurant (usage is charged 50 cents).
Marble or Saliara beach is really different from all the others. Its beauty and color of the water can not be described with words. You can reach it by turning right at the entry to Makryammos beach. Dusty road approximately 4km long leads to Saliara beach. It's semi-organized, with fast food cafeteria and deck chairs.
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 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 it becomes lengthy, 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: "Yes, it was worth it!"
Makryammos is the only beach where you have entrance fee. It's located 2km from Limenas to the east.
It's actually a beautifully landscaped complex with bungalows, amusement park, swimming pool and various sports. It's ideal for families with children. Given that the most of the beaches on Thassos aren't organized, it's good that there is something of this kind. Entrance is charged 3 euros per adult, and prices within the complex are also higher than in other places on this island. Children do not pay entrance. The beach is nice and sandy, shoal is long, but if you don't feel like paying, there are more beautiful and free beaches on the list.
Golden beach is one of my favorite beaches because of the waves like on Paradise beach, and because it's 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. The most beautiful part of the beach is nearby the camp, because in this part the beach is not narrow.
Alyki would be at the top of this list, if it wasn't crowded. In August, you can barely find a place for a towel. This is of course a testament how beautiful this beach is, but with so many other beautiful beaches it's not worth it to be in all that crowd. Especially on weekends, when Greeks from the inner-land arrive, so it is better to avoid it. Otherwise, the bay has unreal emerald color, the sand is fine and the water is always crystal clear and bright. Far left and right part of the beach is with stones, so it is best to choose a central part for bathing.
When I first went to the Psili Ammos beach I didn't like it. The next time the impression was quite different. The left part of the beach is much better. The sand is different than on the other beaches, soft and very enjoyable. The water is a bit colder than on the other beaches. I just love the rocks on the left side where you can sunbathe. I like to go to these rocks even in the winter. Psili Ammos is one of the few beaches where you will hear the music. In August, you can stumble upon a reggae party, or foam party on the beach. Psili Ammos has an unusual color of the water, depth is gradual, and sunsets are beautiful.
I like Pachis beach 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 also rent sunbeds. The beach is sandy and the water is shallow, and ideal for families with small children. There are two cafes and a restaurant on the beach.
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 or two between rocks. There are sunbeds and volleyball net on the beach. Because of the shoal and sand, it's ideal for families with children. Sunsets are fantastic on this beach, so make sure to stop by around 18h. on your way back from another beach, and to stay until sunset. Swimming during sunset will enhance your day and remain in the memory for good.
Notos was until two years ago completely wild cove that almost no one knew about. I think it's has became popular due to our forums. Path to it is very steep, but short. The beach is very small, but beautiful, sandy and with crystal clear water.
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, and it's never crowded. On the right side there's fine gravel, while the rest of the beach is with stones. Trypiti exudes with peace and it's a joy to spend time there. It was created for swimmers, divers and all those who do not like the crowd. Parasol, deck chair, book in my hand and off to Tripiti, whenever I feel like having some peace.
Beach that belongs to a special category for its beauty and for being the only one still not organized and secluded, is called Vathi and is located in the north of the island.
In addition to these beaches there are many more beautiful ones like Roso Gremos, Glyfoneri, La Scala, Porto Vathy, Papalimani, San Antonio... But about them another time.
What's your own top 5, or top 10 beaches on Thassos?
Here you can download the GPS coordinates of all the beaches on the island.
Here you can read how to get to all the beaches on Thassos.