Thassos - perfect choice for families
The most common question that we receive via e-mail is: "What place and which beaches are best for the children?"
For me, the places that are first on the list as an ideal for families with children are Skala Potamia and Golden Beach, primarily because of the long, beautiful, sandy beach. Besides being a beach with sand like flour on the shore and in the water, the beach is very long and shallow, surely some 50 meters from the shore long, and is thus an ideal and safe for children playing and splashing on the shore and in the water.The beach itself is nicely decorated, sunbeds and umbrellas are available with ordered drink, and along the beach there are showers. Iti is 3km long. In the back of the beach there are cafes and restaurants.
In places narrower, and in some parts very wide, up to 30 meters.
Places itself are also ideal for a peaceful, family vacations, no disco bars, loud clubs and nightlife. Bay is 3km long, and both places are in the valley and is ideal for walking, cycling, without much traffic. The bay is located at the foot of the mountain Ipsarion and so the climate is more fresh during the summer than in other places. The area is located on the east coast, which has an abundance of pine trees.
On the main beach in Skala Potamia there is a mini amusement park for children, as well as swings, slides, but there are also major supermarkets for supply, stores, many restaurants and fast food. Ambulance exists in Panagia.
The capital city is only a 10 minute drive from Golden Beach and Skala Potamia so the contents of the largest town on the island are easily accessible. Only 3 minutes drive is the most beautiful traditional village of Panagia, so choosing the Golden Beach and Skala Potamia as a base during the summer is more than a great decision.
The second good choice for families with small children is Potos. It has a decent public beach, sandy with a gradual depth and can be used great during the summer.
The place is lively and has interesting atmosphere. In the vicinity of Potos are excellent sandy beaches, so that San Antonio (sandy beach with shallows) extends on the public beach in Potos, and only 2-3-4-5 minute drive are Pefkari, Rosso Gremos, Notos, Psili Ammos... Limenaria, the second largest town on the island, is only 4-5 minutes drive from Potos and can be enjoyed equally in it. Theologos, one of the most traditional villages in this island, is 10 kilometers away. Potos is a nice place, with a decent beach, lively atmosphere and close to the several famous sandy beaches.
Limenas also a nice sandy beach, which has a natural shade in one part. Limenas as the capital city has the most content and entertainment for children, amusement park, train, parks with toys, slides, swings, playhouses.
If you dream of a beautiful bay with sand and shade where you will enjoy peace with the little ones then Pachis beach can be your beach dream. Beautiful, long, sandy beach, the water is always clean, no wind and the waves, a long shoal, and most importantly in the shade of pine trees that are overhanging the water. In the background of this beach are beautiful family buildings with landscaped courtyards from which you have direct access to the beach. There are not many hence this place is sold out fastest.
Beautiful, sandy beaches have also small places like Skala Rachoni and Skala Sotiros and accommodation can be found in the vicinity of some of the most famous sandy beaches like Alyki, Psili Ammos, Atspas, Paradise Beach... Beach in Skala Rachoni is very long and has parts with excellent natural shade.
Dasilio is a very long beach and its most beautiful part is located just before the camp in front of Hotel Artemis, and villa Eleani, Periklis... This beach offers fine sand, gradual depth and clean water, and plenty of toys for children in the shade of pine trees.
Atspas is the beach in Skala Maries and is known for its very fine sand and a long shallow and beautiful sunsets. It is great for small children splashing in the shallows which are tens of meters long. Besides the beach, there are several villas for rent that you can see on our website.
Limenaria has a long beach with sandy areas.
Sandy beaches are Papalimani, Nisteri, Tarsanas and their hinterland there are several facilities for rent. Sunset beach is also in Skala Maries and suitable for children.