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Thassos For The Independent Traveler

Hotel Coral, Skala Rachoni, Thassos
Hotel Lido, Thassos Town, Thassos
Hotel Esperia, Pefkari, Thassos

Need to find accommodations on Thassos Island? We have a list of Hotels, Apartments, Studios, Pensions, Rooms and even Villas that are located on Thassos.  Many have special prices for booking rooms over the internet.

Thassos Hotels

Want to find a good place to eat on Thassos?

Thassos Tavernas and Restaurants

Do you want to rent or hire a car on Thassos?

Thassos Car Rentals

Need information on buying land or a home on Thassos?

Property On Thassos

Specialty shops on Thassos.

Thassos Shopping

Looking for Travel Agent Services, Tour Operator Services or Tourist Accommodations Services on Thassos?

Thassos Travelers Services


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 holiday!

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 taxis
The www.go-thassos.gr 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: aileen@thassos-properties.com

For more independent travel information, try these links:
dnconsult independent travel

Are you looking for resorts on Thassos that have everything you want for your holiday in one place.

Thassos Resorts

Are you looking for a privately owned house, apartment or villa to rent for your holiday stay on Thassos?

Holiday Rentals

Want to find a good place for quick food, take out or eat in as well as delivery in some cases?

Thassos Snack Bars

Here you will find Cafeterias, Bars and Pubs that you will enjoy during your holidays.

Thassos Cafe / Bars

Camping on Thassos.

Thassos Camping

Supermarkets on Thassos.

Thassos Supermarkets

Looking for retail and wholesale products exported from Thassos Island?

Thassos Products

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