Top 10 Beaches in Thassos Island

If you wonder which beaches to visit on Thassos island during your holiday, here is a selection of large sandy beaches and small isolated coves to suit different tastes.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is a beach on the eastern coast of Thassos, 26 km from the capital Limenas. It overlooks the uninhabited islet of Kinira. The place is situated in a secluded bay and surrounded by greenery. To reach it from the main road, you should look for the sign of Paradise Bar. The road leading to the beach is not paved but it is in a good condition. Paradise beach is wide, with fine white sand and the water is very shallow. The area offers a limited number of rooms to rent. There is only one restaurant on the beach, open in the summer season when more visitors come. In the past Paradise Beach was the official nude beach of Thassos but in the last few years naturists occupy only part of it ... read more


The beach with sunbeds and parasols

Saliara is a beach on the east coast of Thassos, about 5 km south of Makryammos. It is called the Marble Beach and this name has not come by accident - because of the white sand and white marble pebbles on the sea floor, the water has a unique white-blue color and reminds of the water on the shore of a tropical island. Even in the hottest days the sand is cool because of the small marble pieces in it. These marble pieces came from the quarries above the beach. Saliara used to be a hidden beach known to few people but it is not a secret anymore, although still accessible via dirt road. In order to get there, you must first find the entrance to Makryammos Hotel and Bungalows, located on the beach of Makryammos ... read more

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is a wide beach of several kilometers length, located on the east coast of Thassos. It is common for the villages of Potamia and Panagia, and in the east part of the beach is the resort of Skala Potamia and in the west part - the relatively new resort of Skala Panagia. Golden beach has both plenty of free space and beach restaurants with sunbeds and parasols. The beach of Skala Potamia is better known as Chrissi Akti (meaning Gold Coast), and the beach of Skala Panagia is popular as Chrissi Ammoudia (Golden Sand). The beach is predominantly sandy and relatively shallow. Some water sports and volleyball nets are available ... read more


Notos is a small beach located between Potos and Psili Ammos. When traveling from Potos to Astris, you will find it just after Potos, next to Royal Paradise beach resort. The beach is sandy, with shallow blue water. In the summer season there are sunbeds and umbrellas which can be used for a small charge.


The rock pool from the air

Giola is not exactly a beach but a natural sea lagoon carved in the rocks. It looks like a swimming pool with size 2Ox15 meters. The rocks are terraced-like so it is easy to walk on them. If you decide to visit Giola for a swim, please note that you will have to rest your beach towels right on the rocks and there is no sand, neither shades. This natural phenomenon is located near Astris. In the past it was hardly accessible, via dirt road in a bad condition and without any signboards. But today there is a shorter road which leads to parking spaces under the shade of trees where you can leave your vehicle and continue on foot on a designated path ... read more


Natural shade at the beach

You will find Pachis beach about 8 km away from the capital Limenas, next to Skala Rachoni. In the area there are hotels, several taverns and lots of olive trees. Sunbeds and parasols are provided by a few beach cafes but there are also big pine trees and many visitors use their shade. The sea is usually calm, without waves. The water is clean and shallow, and the sand is mixed with pebbles, especially around the shore and in the water. Pedalos with small slides are available to rent.

Psili Ammos

Psili Ammos is a beach in the southern part island of Thassos, near Potos. Its name means fine sand. The beach is 250 meters long with very fine sand. There are no rocks around the shore so you can walk safely without aqua shoes but sometimes there are strong waves. In some places the sea floor goes deep suddenly, so be careful in the water, especially with children. There is a beach bar with restaurant and sunbeds. Some water sports are available. There is one volleyball court and a mini market. In July and August it gets crowded since it is very close to Potos and is known as one of the most beautiful beaches on Thassos.

San Antonio

The beach of San Antonio (Agios Antonis) is located next to Potos. Actually, this is the extension of Potos beach but it is larger and has more space. It is sandy, with a couple of beach bars providing sunbeds and umbrellas. Behind the beach there are some hotels. You can walk to Potos on the beach and its center is approximately 500-600 meters away, suitable for evening walks and dining.


Metallia is a beach 1 km away from Limenaria, just below the abandoned mining factory. It is a bay between two high cliffs and you can reach it by car or on foot. After you exit Limenaria on your way to Potos, you will see a blue signboard on your right saying "Metalleia". If coming from Potos, you wont see the signboard but you will see the deviation on your left. The road is in a good condition although not paved. There is space for vehicles under the shade of trees. The beach is large and sandy, with some pebbles around the shore. During the summer Cafe Metalia works and offers sunbeds and umbrellas, cold drinks and coffee ... read more


You will not see signboards leading to this beach. It is located on a cape in the area of Astris and you have to drive on unpaved road for a few kilometers to reach it. As there are no directions on the road, you should ask some of the locals or use GPS coordinates. The beach lies between two rocks and the sea is usually calm, suitable both for adults and children. It is sandy, with some flat rocks on the sea bottom around the shore. In the summer the beach is organized with a beach bar, sunbeds and umbrellas. The pine trees around the beach make air cooler in hot days.

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