Thassos is a pole of attraction for thousands of tourists every year, especially during summer, but it is also a perfect place for vacations during autumn and spring as well. It is very close to the main Greek land, thus the expenses to get here are very low, comparing to the other Greek islands. Thassos has beautiful beaches, which have crystal blue waters, all around the island. It also has amazing deep green nature areas full of plane and pine trees at its inner part. Thus, is a perfect place for holidays because it combines perfectly the sea and mountain.
Skala Prinos is situated on the northwestern part of the island and is the second in size port of Thassos, after that of the capital’s, with ferry services running to and from Kavala. The area was developed on the basis of passengers’ transportation needs and ferry services. As a result an excellent infrastructure of businesses was developed along the beach ensuring comfortable vacations.
Skala Prinos offers an ideal holiday choice because it holds the most convenient location for exploring the entire island and also because it provides all those amenities that ensure a relaxing stay.
Getting to Thassos
There is only one way to reach Thassos and that is by boat. The port of Skala Prinos is served from Kavala, this route has a journey time of approximately one and a half hours and has less frequent sailings, a maximum of 5 in a day during summer.
Thassos does not have its own airport but is well served by Kavala Airport (Megas Alexandros) which is situated just 17 kilometres from Keramoti port. Kavala is mainly for charter flights during the summer from all over Europe but does have a twice daily connection service to Athens International Airport. Alternatively, Thessaloniki, just two hours away from Kavala, has a full international airport which also benefits from several budget airlines which use it. Car hire is simple and the journey to Kavala/Keramoti is straightforward using the wonderful Odos Ignatia (E90).
As mentioned above, Thassos is fortunate in that it is very close to the Odos Ignatia (European E90) which is a super highway built to provide a backbone across the north of Greece. It runs from Igoumenitsa on the western Ionian Coast of Greece to Alexandroupolis on the east Aegean coast, close to the Turkish border. The E90 has good links to the south of Greece and all of the Balkans.