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Limenaria lies on the south west coast of Thassos, the most northerly island in the Aegean Sea, and looks out across the water to Mount Athos on the Halkidiki Peninsular. It has a fairly long transfer time as the journey involves a half hour ferry crossing as well as a ninety minute coach or taxi ride from the airport. Limenaria is a little over forty kilometres south west of Thassos Town. Thassos remains an unspoiled island where traditions and culture have remained undisturbed by the advent of tourism. The standard of accommodation is good, the restaurants and tavernas serve a variety of cuisine and there are plenty of shops. The beach is sandy and the water crystal clear. Limenaria possesses all the necessary ingredients for a memorable holiday.
Limenaria has much to offer the holidaymaker who is looking for sun, sea, good food and wine, as well as a range of recreational activities both in and out of the water. Surrounded by the natural beauty of fertile hills and the clearest of blue water, a Limenaria holiday offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the slow pace of life and the warm hospitality of the local people.
Limenaria is very popular with families and couples looking for a place to relax in the sun. The beaches provide wonderful soft sand for children to enjoy and water that is clear and warm. Couples can find secluded spots in the many shingle coves around the coastline.
The season lasts from April to October with the hot and mainly dry summer months being the most popular time to visit Limenaria. The beginning and end of the season are better times for visitors who wish to explore the hinterland and places of historic interest as the heat will not be so intense.
Limenaria, the island’s second town, is a very popular holiday destination. It is an attractive town with a view across the sea to the imposing Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain on the eastern peninsular of Halkidiki. Above the resort are the walls and ruins of the original settlement dating from the fifteenth century.
Limenaria is built on the slopes of the hills with the older, more imposing, houses near the top. From here there are stunning panoramic views. The newer developments are down by the port and the beaches. The port has a regular hydrofoil services offering day trips to the mainland and to Halkidiki.
There are several excellent sandy beaches both in and around Limenaria where the water conditions are ideal for children and less confident swimmers. A range of water sports is offered including water skiing and wind surfing.
Limenaria has a large number of restaurants and tavernas catering for all tastes and sufficient bars and discos for evening entertainment. It also has a more than adequate supply of shops where you can purchase the obligatory holiday mementoes.
A Limenaria holiday offers the chance to recharge batteries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where sunshine is guaranteed, sand is soft, water clear and warm, and where the food and wine are delicious.
Limenaria nightlife has something for everyone. There are lively music bars and discos where you can party into the early hours of the morning and there are quiet, more romantic venues offering good food and drink under the stars. The most vibrant area is around the harbour where the volume increases as the sun comes down.
Limenaria has a good supply of shops selling essential provisions and the usual number of gift and souvenir shops, so loved by tourists wishing to relieve themselves of euros.
Popular items include carvings and figurines fashioned from Thassos marble, brightly painted pottery, leather goods, embroidered linens and jewellery. Thassos is also famous for its wonderfully tasting honey.
Limenaria has a wide range of restaurants serving a variety of dishes from fast food stalls to traditional tavernas, and from pizzerias to venues offering international cuisine. Fish is obviously an important part of the island’s gastronomy but there is also a good variety of meat and vegetarian dishes. A good way to try traditional food is to order Mezedes, the Greek equivalent of the Spanish tapas, which includes a variety of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetables.
Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.