Thassos Island needs no introduction! An island with lush forests and beautiful sandy beaches! This is where we introduce you to the family-run hotel called Natasa Hotel. It is located between the villages of Potamia and Skala Potamias on the main ring road, just 800 meters from the sea. The tranquillity of the nature around it will amaze you. Enjoy the sun and the scenery!
Thassos Island covers 379 km2, is situated in the northern part of Greece and belongs to the Kavala prefecture in eastern Macedonia and Thrace district. Capital of the Island is Limenas, located on the north side of the island.
The most obvious attraction on this island is its unique natural beauty. Lush green landscapes and mountains covered with pine forests and olive groves explain why Thassos is also called “The Green Island”. However, this unique place offers much more than that. The deep blue of the Northern Aegean Sea, picturesque ports, sandy beaches and numerous taverns all over the island will impress the visitor.
Very alluring to the visitors, is also the food on the island, since it is named for its rich gastronomy and its excellent agricultural products. Apart from the taverns and restaurants, Thassos offers several recreational options, since it has rich nightlife, many traditional festivals ( “panigiria” ), archaeological and historical sites to visit, as well as picturesque villages near the shores and among the mountains.
Golden beach (Skala Panagias) & Chrissi Akti (Skala Potamias)
Chrissi Akti along with Chrissi Ammoudia comprise the largest beach on the island, awarded with blue flag. It is located on the eastern side of the island and is 13km far from Limenas. Its name ( “Chrissi” which means golden ) comes from the colour that is reflected on the sand by the sunlight. The one tip of the beach is called Chrissi Akti and is the beach of Skala Potamia. The beach is well organized and easily accessible, with shoal waters and thin sand, thus ideal for families with kids. Access and parking are easy, while the beach is also accessible by persons with reduced mobility. The area is ideal for walks, especially towards Skala Potamia.
Visit Giola, a natural sea lagoon carved in the rocks (rocky pool ) that is located in the region of Astris. The height of the rocks reaches up to 8m from where the swimmers can dive into the clear waters. The course towards Giola is tough and you will have to walk.
Marble or Saliara Beach
Saliara (Marble Beach is a small exotic white pebbled beach, with splendid colour in the waters, in the northern side of Thassos. Ideal getaway for relaxation and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Thassos. It is 5km far from Limenas.
Swim in the unique Dragon Cave (Drakotrypa) in Panagia village, just 7 kilometres from the main town and fifteen minutes from Panagia. The cave is full of impressive stalactites and stalagmites and the visitor will be amazed by the beauty of the underground caves. In fact, the cave was named after a stalactite that had the shape of a dragon. Little is known about the cave as it is yet to be fully explored and studied in depth.