Thassos is known as the green island or swimming forest.

The greenest is the northern and eastern part of the island. Although vast pine forest stretches behind many beaches just a few of them has natural shade on the sand.

The most famous beach with natural shade is definitely Pachis beach. This beach is located in the north of the island, 8km from the capital Limenas. It's sandy with a long shoal, a paradise for families with small children and for those who enjoy reposing and reading books in the shade.

The coast from Limenas to the west of the island has many beautiful beaches and most have natural shade. These are Agios Vasilios (Vournelis), Tarsanas, La Scala, Papalimani, Nisteri, but town Skala Rachoni also has a long, sandy beach with shade.

In the west the only beach in Dasillio that belongs to Skala Prinos has a natural shade, but not along its whole length. In the background of the whole area are pine trees, and only in one part (before camp) there's a shade on the beach (in front of Hotel Artemis before and after it).

The town beach in Skala Potamia, Limenas and Gold Beach also has some natural shade, as well as some parts of the long coastline in Kinira and Rosso Gremos beach.

According to many, the most beautiful beaches with natural shade is a small bay Glyfoneri located just before Pachis when viewed from Limenas. It is a beautiful, sandy bay over which hangs pines and is completely protected from the sun.