If you’re looking for a quiet island getaway, then look no further than Thassos.
The ultimate hidden gem, this beautiful Greek island is not on the radar of most travelers. As a result, the beautiful beaches of Thassos are usually devoid of the large and raucous crowds of tourists that mar the splendor of some of the other Greek islands.
As the most northerly of the Greek islands, Thassos lies about eight miles away from the Macedonian coast in the northeast region of mainland Greece. Dubbed the “Emerald Isle” of Greece, Thassos is an incredibly green and lush destination. It boasts a near-perfect climate year-round, with hot summers and cool winters.
Thassos contains extensive pine forests and heavily wooded valleys and mountain that visitors can hike and get lost in. Trekking paths depart from traditional villages in the mountainsides to abandoned castle ruins, picturesque mountaintops, and hidden caves. The Ancient Agora above Limenas and the Monastery of Archangel Michael are two top sightseeing locations in Thassos that offer stunning views of the Aegean sea.
For people who are feeling less adventurous, the island has plenty to offer. Sandy beaches can be found all around the coast of this island, making Thassos the perfect place for lazy days spent lounging by the beach.
While there are plenty of organized beaches that feature lounge chairs and water sports, there also many secret beaches where you can explore hidden coves and have the entire place to yourself for a day. And there is no better way to end a relaxing day at the beach than with a refreshing meal of traditional Greek food at one of the many seaside restaurants in Thassos.
Plan your next vacation to this gorgeous and undiscovered destination in Greece. And even if you must spend your summer in New York, you can still experience authentic Greek culture and cuisine by dining at Nerai. Make a reservation today.