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Thassos For The Independent Traveler
Holidaying in Thassos – How to Organise Your Own Trip
We hope you have enjoy your holiday here especially if it is your first
visit and that you will want to visit again soon. Or if you are one of
our many returning visitors and are thinking about returning but prefer
to come for an uneven number of days or weeks or would like to stay in
some of the other lovely rooms and hotels you have seen around the island,
then it really is possible for you to organise your own trip, with very
little effort and probably at no greater cost than purchasing a package
Fly to Athens and on to Kavala
It is true that there are, as yet, no direct, scheduled flights to Kavala
(KVA) airport, but there numerous flights to Athens from every major airport
in Europe, some at exceptionally low cost, and there are four connections
every day from Athens (ATH) to Kavala with Olympic Airlines and Aegean
Airlines. Athens airport is a marvel of organisation and efficient. It
is airy and comfortable and whatever the length of time between your connecting
flights, usually only an hour or so, the are so many shops, snack bars
and observation points that you might even be reluctant to leave!
Fly to Kavala on a seat only deal with a charter flight
Or take advantage of flight only offers with the charter companies. All
the discount travel web sites list these (Flightline.co.uk
is a personal favourite) and give instant information on availability
and price, (look out for the extras such as credit card booking fees,
though before confirming the purchase).
From the airport to the ferry
To get from Kavala airport to the ferry at Keramoti is simple, convenient
and cheap. Taxis wait all incoming flights and are in the rank outside
the arrivals area. The ride to the port of Keramoti takes about 7 minutes
and costs 10-15 euros, depending on how many items of luggage that you
have. The taxi driver will know the times that the next ferries are due
and will advise you to wait in one of the many coffee bars in Keramoti
to await the ferry or whether to go straight on board and have your refreshments
in the air-conditioned lounge on the ferry.
Fly to Thessalonika and taxi or drive to Keramoti
Or fly direct to Thessalonika, (SKG), again from most major european airports,
prebook a taxi – a luxurious way to travel in an air-conditioned
Mercedes - or a hire car, map included and arrive at Kavala or Kermoti
for the first early dolphin or ferry in the morning. A taxi is €110
each way and cars are from €25 per day depending on size, time of
the year and length of hire.
Ferries to Limenas town
In the summer, ferries shuttle back and forward from Keramoti to Limenas,
Thassos town, at regular intervals. The ferry and bus timetables: http://www.thassosferries.gr/ or http://thassos-schedules.go-thassos.gr/.
The fare for a single adult passenger on the ferry is around €3.00; the
cost for a car depends on its size. You buy your ticket at the kiosk and
walk or drive on board, have relaxing cup of tea or coffee and arrive
at the new marina in Limenas town to be met by the owner or the manager
of the accommodation which you have chosen. It really is that simple.
Finding the information and booking accommodation, car hire or
site has details of hire car companies in Thassos who will take an online
booking, or an email to the webmaster will secure your luxury taxi transfer.
Increasingly owners of accommodations on Thassos island are developing
their own websites and will take an online or a telephone booking. You
can expect to hire a studio for two people to self cater from about €25
in low season and up to about €60 in high season (price for the room,
not per person). Hotels will vary according to their classification and
thus the facilities available, but range fro m €35 up to about €65
per room. Sometimes breakfast is extra. Once again, the www.go-thassos.gr
site has web addresses for all the hotels and rooms who are happy to work
on line. Or take the telephone number of your preferred accommodation
home with you and a phone call to the owners, when you have decided on
your holiday dates, will reserve your room and a deposit, by Moneygram,
Western Union or bank transfer, will confirm the reservation for you.
Show off that you DIY’d it
So, if you are imaginative, a little bit independent and want to spend
your evenings on the island not comparing how much or how little you paid
for your holiday, but want instead to boast about how much leg room your
scheduled flight had and how good the food and the free wine are with
that same airline and how quickly you got to the island after landing
and how soon you were in your rooms with no waiting for other holiday
makers to get on and off the bus, then DIY Thassos is for you.
Try it and see, you will be so pleased with your organisational abilities
and so proud to be in control. You will make new friends, from the taxi
driver to the coffee bar owner to the seller of ferry tickets to the owners
of your accommodation, and last, but not least, the money that you spend
will be going directly to the owners of the rooms, to the ferry and bus
companies and to the people of the island you depend on independent travellers
for their own future.
Make sure that you get the next edition of the Thassos, Provoli when
we will make a number of suggestions for activities and excursions that
you can organise for your selves and you families and friends.
Aileen French lives in the U.K and has a small summer
home in Golden Beach. She travels to Thassos seven or eight times a year.
She has tried all the variations possible, even via Vienna one memorable
weekend when she was due to be at a christening in Oxford in three hours
time – and made it1
She is glad to answer any questions and can be contacted
on her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more independent travel information, try these links:
you looking for resorts on Thassos that have everything you
want for your holiday in one place.
you looking for a privately owned house, apartment or villa
to rent for your holiday stay on Thassos?
to find a good place for quick food, take out or eat in as
well as delivery in some cases?
you will find Cafeterias, Bars and Pubs that you will enjoy
during your holidays.
for retail and wholesale products exported from Thassos Island?