Why choose west coast of Thassos?
Is there a reason to choose the west coast as your base during the summer holidays in Thassos? Of course it does.
The west coast is about 30 kilometers long, and there are several small charming fishing villages. Each of these places has its own beach, a few shops, restaurants and cafes. The west coast is ideal for summer if you want to relax in a less developed tourist village with decent beaches, without a lot of tourists.
When you go from Limenas to the west, we encounter Skala Rachoni, a lovely little place with vast fields of olive trees, beautiful sandy beaches with natural shade, large supermarket supply, ideal for those who want real peace, no nightlife and tourist attractions. The advantage of this place is its proximity to the most famous beach with natural shade - Pachis Beach.
After Skala Rachoni comes Skala Prinos. It is a small port city a beach several kilometers long. The best part of Skala Prinos is Dasilio wooded area, full of pine trees, parks and paths, benches on the shore. The road from the town center leads to a beautiful mountainous village Kazaviti and monastery dedicated to St. Panteleimon offering a fantastic view of the Prinos and Kavala in the distance. The only place on this island that has market is Prinos and market day is Monday.
Skala Sotiros is a famous tourist place on the west coast of Thassos. Quiet place with beautiful sandy beach, quiet little harbor, a beautiful promenade along the sea, without the crowds and lots of traffic.
Skala Kalirachi is the least exploited tourist spot on this island. Characterized by nice homes for rent that are literally only a meter away from the water. This place has all the requirements for a perfect vacation with the sound waves that can be heard from the bedroom and fishing from the balcony :-)
Skala Maries is the best known and most picturesque fishing village on the island. With three beaches it is a very popular choice for summer with tourists who want to experience the charm of the old Greek fishing village. The place has three beaches, two of which are sandy and rocky one, two shops, a bakery, a butcher shop... pretty much all you need for a vacation in the truest sense of the word.
If you like real Greece, the peaceful rural atmosphere of the coast, the calm sea, beautiful sunsets that only the West can offer, west coast can ideal choice for your summer vacation.