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).