Things to do in Thasos

Our most recommended things to do in Thasos

From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

1. From Corfu Island: Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & Blue Caves

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos and the famous blue caves. Sail along the west coast of Paxos, enjoying the impressive rocky coastline and white sand beaches. The boat will enter the breathtaking blue sea caves, which are a natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal. Next, at the small island of Antipaxos, you’ll have the opportunity to swim off Voutoumi Beach. The cruise continues along the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will moor in the port of Gaios village and you’ll have time to explore the town.

Thassos: Island Safari with a 4WD Vehicle and Snack

2. Thassos: Island Safari with a 4WD Vehicle and Snack

Enjoy the convenience of being picked from your hotel in Thassos in a 4WD vehicle. Drive to Kastro, a village with a 600-year-old history. This ancient village once housed a community centered around a castle, but now Kastro has no residents. Explore Kastro’s alleyways. Visit the village’s small church. Take in a spectacular view of Mount Athos. Relax among the peaceful nature surrounding the village. Subsequently, explore the Monastery “Panagouda”. A serine place, where nature blends with the Orthodox religion. A monk lives there for the last twenty-six years all by himself. Leaving the Monastery, we are heading to the Highest pick of the island, Ipsarion mountain in Thassos (1204m high), where we can admire a panoramic breath-taking view of the whole island. On the way downhill from the top, between the wild vegetation and the wonderful images, another stop to have a light snack, in a place of beauty, calming sounds, tranquil and peaceful surroundings. Next stop, at the foot of the island’s tallest peak is the Mountain Village “Maries”, a scenic village hidden among the cliffs, which is sight not a tourist's village. The church in the middle of the village was built back in 1800, for the meeting of the Archangels! After a short walking tour of the traditional alleys of the village, we will enjoy a coffee or a cold refreshment in the typical central square with the characteristic Greek taverns and Kafenia ( Cafe).

Thassos: Island Discovery Tour

3. Thassos: Island Discovery Tour

Explore the Emerald Island and learn about ancient Thassos by visiting the archaeological museum of Thassos and the ancient market place. Enjoy the refreshing view from the old port and see Kalogeriko, the most famous traditional house built from wood and stone. Visit the picturesque village Panagia, which is known for its quaintness and old fashion style and the beautiful church that is dedicated to Virgin Mary. See the Thassos Olive Oil museum of Sotirelis family, olive oil which has been produced at this family-owned factory for four generations. See the only watermill still functional in Greece, and in operation. Go to the peninsula of Aliki to see the ancient ruins of a 7th Century BC sanctuary as well as early Byzantine Christian churches overlooking the beautiful beaches. Explore the self-sufficient monastery of Archangel Michael, which has a breath-taking view of the Aegean and an imposing atmosphere. On a clear day, you can see the Mount Athos, the most sacred mountain in the Greek Orthodox world.

Thassos: Scuba Diving Experience

4. Thassos: Scuba Diving Experience

Learn to dive safely and responsibly with professionals while having fun, discovering and experiencing the underwater world which will never stop fascinating you. The courses take place in a safe and friendly environment, in shallow and well-known locations. You will also be under the direct and continuous supervision of licensed instructors for the duration of your activity. If you are already a diver, you can learn, navigate, search and recover, improve your buoyancy techniques, dive deeper, and capture in a professional way your underwater memories in pictures and movies. You will also have the time and freedom to explore nearby wrecks and caves. Have you previously enjoyed exploring marine life during the day? You can also choose to learn how to discover its habits and diversity in the night, in a new light. You will meet and learn how to recognize new species, also learning how to protect them and yourself. You can learn how to respond in an emergency, learn how to communicate, solve a wide range of issues, and eventually lead other divers.

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What people are saying about Thasos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 554 reviews

First I must say that the drive was very nice and we were able to see some places that would otherwise have remained hidden from us, as many roads are not allowed to drive with a rental car. The driver and the tour guide were very friendly and explained everything well. However, I'm pretty sure that the safari was still called 4x4 Safari with BBQ when I booked it. What we actually got is a cling film wrapped sandwich and a bottle of water. We had to pay for the drinks afterwards in the tavern ourselves. Nevertheless, I'm glad to have been on the Ipsarion, but we didn't see a waterfall. We also spent very little time in Kastro, so you should go there yourself if you are interested. It should also be noted that the journey over hill and dale is not for the faint of heart and you spend more time in the car than outside because the distances between the places are quite long.

We had booked the tour in German. On site it was then in English. The tour guide then spoke really slowly and we understood most of it. It was a very nice tour. We can only recommend it. We contacted GetyourGide and got a refund. Good customer service

Small clean bus, friendly driver, pickup worked great. Guide shared with us her vast knowledge of Thassos island, embellished with small and amusing anecdotes. The driver and guide were helpful and looked after their guests. Tour is recommended.

Very nice guide, very exciting trip with great new insights. The shuttle service was great!