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Find information on Thassos Town in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Thassos Town, also known as Limenas, lies on the northern coast of the island and is its capital. It has a transfer time of a little over an hour which includes a half hour ferry. It is an interesting town with much to recommend it. There are archaeological sites above and around the town, a bustling port, sandy beaches with clear water, and many fine restaurants and tavernas. With shops providing for almost every need and lively evening entertainment Thassos Town has all the necessary ingredients for a memorable holiday.
A Thassos Town holiday 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. It is an attractive town with many interesting sights to explore as well as giving the opportunity to relax in sunshine on sandy beaches and bask in the warmth of the local hospitality.
Thassos Town is popular with a wide range of ages and interests. It appears to have something for everyone from families, to couples of all ages. Although Thassos Town is the liveliest on the island, it is not a place that attracts the eighteen to thirty age group.
The season lasts from April to October with the hot and mainly dry summer months being the most popular time to visit Thassos Town. 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.
Thassos Town, in the north of the island, is built on the site of the ancient town and much of the old walls and ruins remain. The town is also the main port on the island and it is a very busy with ferries bringing visitors and boats offering excursions. The old harbour is very picturesque and is the perfect place to relax in a taverna while watching the fishing boats land their catch.
There is a choice of beaches in Thassos, both near the harbour and on the fringes of the town. They are sandy and offer safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers.
Thassos Town has a good range of first class hotels, apartments and studios accommodating most budgets. The restaurants, tavernas, cafes and bars serve a variety of good food and cater for most tastes. The evening entertainment is lively with music bars and discos. There are many shops supplying you with all your holiday needs.
Those who are interested in ancient times will enjoy the number of interesting archaeological sites in Thassos Town. The largest of these is the ancient market place or the agora which lies behind the old port, and there is also the acropolis and the remains of the Temple of Athena on the hill above the town.
Thassos Town nightlife provides lively entertainment with many bars, discos and clubs. The bars along the beach that supply refreshment by day come alive at night when the lights begin to twinkle and the volume of the music increases.
There are also many restaurants and tavernas where you can enjoy a peaceful meal in the company of friends.
Thassos Town has many shops and boutiques which satisfy most needs. The area around the harbour and along the beach front has the largest number of shops. Here you can purchase your holiday gifts and mementos such as carvings and figurines fashioned from Thassos marble, brightly painted pottery, leather and embroidered linens and jewellery. Thassos is also well known for its wonderful honey.
Thassos Town 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.