About Thassos

Thassos in Numbers


AREA

379 sq.km.


COASTLINE

95 km


POPULATION

13.000 residents


IT IS

12 n.m. from Kavala and 4 n.m. from Keramoti


HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

is Ypsario or Psario (fish) at 1203m.


SKALA PRINOU IS

1 hour and 35 minutes away from Kavala using the ferryboat or 30 minutes’ using the “flying dolphin”

About Skala Kalirahi Village

How to visit Thassos

The island of Thassos is connected with Kavala and Keramoti by ships.

WITH AIRPLANE

From Alexander the Great Airport, which is 27km from Kavala and just 5km. from the port of Keramoti. At the international airport of Kavala there are daily flights to and from Athens (50 minutes) as well as many flights to and from several European cities.

BY BOAT

Of the ports of Kavala and Keramotis from whence periodically ferries (F / B) to the ports of Prinos and Limenas.

Attractions

Artemisio is one of the most ancient monuments of the island. It dates to the 6th century BC located south of Diode theories on the hillside on an artificial terrace.

The Sanctuary of Poseidon, situated a short distance from the sea to the east of the harbor and just opposite one of the gates of the coastal wall, was easily accessible to seafarers. In front of the facade, there is a very well maintained altar to Hera. The Sanctuary of Poseidon dates back to the 4th century BC.

The Archaeological Museum of Thassos, is another interesting attraction of the island whose major finding is Krioforos Kouros 7th century BC, with a height of 3.5 meters. This finding represents a naked young man holding a ram.

The Monastery of Archangel Michael Thassos, which was founded by the Mount Athos monastery Filotheos. The exact time of its foundation is unknown but its existence was first mentioned in 1287 in an official document. In 1835 some repairs were made. The church has a length of 9 m. a width of 5 m. and a height of 3 m.

Giola Beach

Giola is a special case of a lake, something like a lagoon, a natural pool with green water on the side of the sea. It looks like a swimming pool, its size is 20 to 15 meters long. The waves of the sea and the rocks that encircle it were formed over the centuries by the proponents.

Its green waters, which are warmer than those of the sea, are about three meters deep. Its two sides are lowered until they reach the other end, touching almost the surface of the sea.

Each wave of the sea slowly renews the crystal water of the natural pool. You can swim, dove from the “stairs” that form the rocks, and sunbathe on the wide rocks around.

Monastery of Archangel Michael

The women’s Monastery of Archangel Michael is the largest and most famous monastery of Thassos and is a significant pilgrimage. It is built on the edge of a cliff, near the village of Theologos and the view of the Aegean is truly magnificent, giving the visitor a sense of hovering.

In this place, ascetic Loukas, obeying the command of Archangel Michael, built in 1110 AD. a small chapel in which it has sprinkled holy water. According to the tradition, the source once wanted to be called untrustworthy Turks. At that time it dried up in a miraculous way, and it sprouted, and still springs, into a cave close to the sea. The sacraments fell dead.

Usefull Phone Numbers

Prinos Health Center +30 25930 71 100

Prinos Police Department +30 25930 71 230

Fire Department +30 25930 23 199

 

Limenas Port Authorities +30 25930 23 199

Prinos Port Authorities +30 25930 71390

Keramoti Port Authorities +30 25910 51204

 

Kavala Port Authorities +30 2510 223716

Thassos Public Road Transport +30 25930 22162

Kavala Public Road Transport +30 2510 222294