The capital of Thassos is called Thassos as well but it is better known as Limenas to distinguish the town from the island. It is located on the north coast, very close to Keramoti on the mainland.
In the past Limenas was an important commercial center and archaeological remains from the 5th century B.C. can be seen - the ruins of the ancient square - Agora, the sanctuary of Zeus, Poseidon, Dionysus and Artemis, and a small amphitheater. In the old town streets are small and narrow (for pedestrians only), rich in tavernas and souvenir shops. Ferries from Keramoti arrive at the new port, and the Old Harbor is used for fishing boats only and is considered a sight.
Limenas is the liveliest resort on the island where locals live all year round and here you can find anything - hotels, restaurants, shops, bank offices and medical center. It is an excellent point to stay if you plan to explore the whole island and visit beaches on the east and west coast.
Limenas also has beaches of its own. The larger one is called Limanaki and it is located next to the Old Harbor. It is Blue Flag awarded, sandy and with shallow water. The other beach is located in the opposite part of the town, next to the new port. It is a narrow strip of pebbles with some sandy sections and it is much calmer. Just a few km west of the town you can easily reach the beaches of Nisteri, Glyfada and La Scala.
highlights: the capital of Thassos island, village in Thassos, North Aegean Islands, Greece