The beautiful and yet relatively unpopular island of Thassos is located in the northern part of the Eastern Aegean Sea, opposite the prefecture of Kavala. Unlike other Aegean islands, Thassos has very lush vegetation thanks to its mountainous terrain.
The island is an insider tip among holidaymakers who wish to explore a more laid-back island nightlife, with pristine natural landscapes that take your breath away. Ideal for families and couples, Thassos is known for its exotic beaches with emerald and turquoise waters!
12 Amazing Beaches to Go in Thassos
1. Giola Beach
Giola beach is a small lagoon in the region of Astris that looks exactly like a natural pool with green waters. It is a location of exquisite beauty, visit but quite a few nature-lovers who wish to dive into its peculiar formation. The rocks surrounding the pool create a natural wall of protection, some standing as high as 8 meters, and bathers use them to dive into the pristine pool.
The beach is located in the southern part of the island, near the village of Potos. The road to get there is rough, with stretches of it being dirt road, recommended for 4×4 or suitable vehicles only. To get to the exact lagoon, you would also have to descend from the spot where you’ll park your car. Giola beach is 2km off the main road.
The location is remote and no amenities are provided. Bring your snacks and refreshments, as well as beach equipment, if you wish to spend the day!
2. Marmara Beach (Saliara Beach)
Marmaras beach or Marble beach has a tropical outlook, with white sand and pebbles the color and texture of pure marble, from which the beach also took its name. The white seabed and shore contrast with the seawater, creating an amazing emerald color.
The beach is located on the eastern part of the island, relatively close to the Port of Thassos, at 6km by car. To get there, you will head towards Makryammos, and once you reach a dirt road on your right hand, follow it and you will find the free road parking space.
The bay is isolated, but nowadays it is organized with a beach bar offering sunbeds, umbrellas, and everything a beach-goer could wish for. The magnificent beauty appeals to many recreational boats as well, who eagerly dock there to enjoy the shallow waters.
3. Aliki Beach
One of the most unique landscapes of Thassos is Aliki beach. It is located in the southeastern part, with the ancient Marble quarry nearby, on the tip of the promontory. It is one of the most visited and loved beaches of Thassos, as its waters are protected by two natural harbors, calm and crystal-clear.
The easily accessible beach is split into two parts due to its morphology, and the western part is well-organized with taverns and beach bars offering all kinds of amenities, while the eastern part remains more isolated and better for those who enjoy freestyling. The shore is part pebbly part sandy, and there is a lot of free space on the eastern side.
The whole region has immense archaeological value, with two Paleochristian churches (basilicas) and the ancient remnants of the quarry. It is ideal for both hiking enthusiasts and snorkelers, as the seabed has a lot to offer!
Tip: Sunsets here are breath-taking! Don’t miss out on the opportunity if you plan to visit Aliki beach!
4. Trypiti beach
On the southwestern part of Thassos, you will find Trypiti beach, with the long stretches of golden sand and some pebbles. It took its name from a hole inside a rock that connects the sea with a little cave harbor, which is the absolute attraction of the beach.
The location is easily accessible by car and fully organized, and is thus preferred by most families who wish to enjoy their day by the sea. The waters are clear and inviting, and there is a lot to discover nearby by diving or snorkeling. There are some pine trees at most spots that can offer their shade from the summer sun.
There are various accommodation options nearby, not only in Limenaria, which is 3km away but also near the seaside.
5. Paradise beach
One of the most popular beaches of Thassos, Paradise beach, and its exotic beauty are among the places you can’t miss when visiting the island. It owes its name to the thick lush vegetation, light blue shoal waters, and a sandy shore that looks like tropical heaven.
The beach is located near the village of Kinira, which is in the eastern part of the island and approximately 22 km away from Limenas. It is organized with many facilities including beach bars, taverns, and sunbeds/chairs provided, as well as a beach volleyball court for sports enthusiasts.
There are easy road access and three parking spaces available, including road parking.
Tip: It used to be a nudist beach, so sometimes on the far sides of the unorganized part of the bay you will find naturists skinny-dipping.
6. Psili Ammos
You can find Psili Ammos in the south of Thassos, just 5 km outside the village Poto. This lovely bay has thin white sand as the name suggests, and shallow waters which are children-friendly.
Psili Ammos does not lack facilities, being fully organized with beach bars taverns, umbrellas, and sunbeds. Liberty is mostly visited by young people eager to have fun by the beach. The access is easy by road, and there is an olive grove for shade as well. Parking is available.
7. Μakryammos beach
Just 2 km out of Limenas, you will find Makryammos, another sandy beach with great scenery, which has been also awarded with a blue flag. Its waters are relatively warm and crystal-clear and it has a seabed of soft sand.
Very easily accessible by the main road, the beach also offers free parking lots for those who wish to pay the admission fee to enter the beach, since it used to be a private beach owned by the hotel. With just a small fee you can enter the space and be offered 2 sunbeds and bottled water.
The facility is fully equipped, including various taverns and beach bars adjacent to the beach. It is usually not overcrowded, although it depends on the time of the day and the month you will visit.
8. Pachis Beach
Great contrasts of emerald, turquoise, and deep blue hues can be found in the waters of Pachis beach. Pachis beach is just 7km outside of Limenas and to the west, near Glyfoneri beach. It is surrounded by a thick pine forest, guaranteed to protect you from the sun and to offer coolness during the summer months.
The beach is fully organized, with umbrellas, sunbeds, and all necessary facilities, including parking spaces along the road, and great access by road. Its shoal waters are family-friendly and safe. The closest village is Skala Rachoni.
You can find accommodation in the area and nearby you can find other beaches for some beach-hopping.
9. Notos beach
Between Psili Ammos and the village of Potos mentioned above, you will find Notos Beach, which as its name suggests is located south. It is a very small cove not unlike Lefkada’s Agiofili, with very shallow and very bright turquoise waters.
There are some umbrellas and sunbeds laid out by a beach canteen, and there is little free space, as the bay is very small. Nearby you can find the beach Rosogremos. Access to the beach is relatively easy, both by car and by boat, and the beach rarely is crowded, although organized.
10. La Scala
Arguably the most visited beach on the island, La Scala is a luxurious sandy organized beach that retains its natural beauty, combined with many top-quality services. It is right outside Limenas, less than 5km away, and easily accessible by the main road Limenas-Skala Prinos.
The beach bar is high-class with reasonable fees according to your needs. Sunbeds and chairs are available to hire with the consumption of refreshment or food.
The surrounding nature offers shade and protection, and although it has many visitors and bathers, the waters are very clean and you can even find starfish if you snorkel.
11. Glifoneri Beach
This gulf near Pachis Beach looks right out of a fairy tale. It is situated north and 7km away from Limenas, but it looks way more isolated and virgin. The cove is so tiny it is almost non-existent, as the waters “lick” the rocky coastline in agreement with its name.
Nevertheless, the tiny beach is sandy, remote, and exquisite, as it overlooks shoal waters of the most emerald green. Gradually, after some meters, it deepens sharply. Recreational boats like to anchor here to enjoy the pristine coast.
At the back of the beach, you can find a seafood tavern with great cuisine and some amenities such as sunbeds and umbrellas, although the cove is hidden in thick pine trees, which make it almost invisible to the eye.
12. Atspas Beach
Also known as Sugar Beach, Atspas is located 6 km away from Limenaria, on the western part of the island’s coastline. It is part of the wider region Skala Maries, which has three other beaches. Like many others, it is also sandy and has shallow waters.
It is a relatively small cove but quite popular because it is organized with a beach bar, sunbeds and umbrellas included, as well as a supermarket very near the beach, to get snacks and supplies.
The access is fairly easy and there is road parking all year round. The beach is most beautiful during sunset hours, with visitors and locals alike claiming it has the best sunset views of the whole island.