Skala Potamia is a popular resort on the east coast of Thassos
, 3 km from the village of Potamia. Its translation means port of Potamia or, this is the coastal area of Potamia, which has separated as a resort because of its proximity to the sea. The population of Skala Potamia and the village of Potamia, which constitute one administrative unit, is 1 200 inhabitants.
The resort is getting more and more popular with every year so early booking for accommodation during the summer months is required, otherwise you risk to stay on the street (beach). Its location is very convenient for a tour to the nearby ancient villages of Panagia
or the capital which is about 15 km to the north.
Skala Potamia has family hotels, shops, taverns, fast food restaurants, cafes and bars. There are also bakeries with pastry and sweets. Cars, bikes and mountain runners rental is available. The resort has no bank but there is one ATM.
The beach of Skala Potamia is one of the best on the island, long and relatively wide, predominantly sandy. Locals call it Chrysi Akti (Golden Shore), Chrysi Ammoudia (Golden Coast) and Golden Beach
because of the golden color of the sand. Golden Beach stretches for several kilometers and is considered common for the settlements of Potamia and Panagia. The water is crystal clear and shallow. This is one of the few places in Thassos where you can rent pedalo boats and water ski. Most of the beach is occupied by the sun lounges of the beach bars.