The Old Town and the Acropolis of the city Limenas in Thassos

The Old Town and the Acropolis of the city Limenas in Thassos

The small town of Limenas, also known as Thassos, is the capital and the main port of the island, located on the northern coast of the island. This city, besides of its modern part, has a more interesting and more beautiful Old Town, that has a great archeological value with its museums and ruins scattered over all its surface. At 137 m above the sea level, on the unpaved road that starts from the Ancient Amphitheatre, the Acropolis of Limenas is the first hill of the three hills of te an... [ read more ]

The Commercial and the Military Port in Thassos

The Commercial and the Military Port in Thassos

The old Commercial Port of Thassos appeared in the seventh century BC because of the strategic location on the trade routes of the city from the Aegean Sea to the Thrace and the Black Sea, because the subsoil rich in precious metals (gold and silver), because of the forest and large grape vines areas, which led to the development of Thassos, a real commercial and naval power. The former Military Port of the Thassos town is currently known as the "little port" or "old port" and was located... [ read more ]

Top 7 beaches of the Island of Thassos

Top 7 beaches of the Island of Thassos

The most beautiful beaches on the Greek Island are found in Thassos, there each beach has its own charm, with fine sand and crystalline waters, surrounded by forests of pine and olive trees. The main road of Thassos is one of the best offering visitors access to any of its beaches. Every beach of the Island of Thassos is unique in its own way, some of them have umbrellas and sunbeds, these being quite crowded in the peak tourist season and there some more deserted and quite beaches being ... [ read more ]

The Kastro Fortress and the Bourtzi Fortress in Skiathos

The Kastro Fortress and the Bourtzi Fortress in Skiathos

When you visit Skiathos, don’t miss Kastro and Bourtzi, because these are some of the most important attractions on the island. At Kastro you will discover what this medieval city meant in the past and you will be surprised by the many beautiful things you can see here. Stories and legends are at home at Bourtzi, so you will be really fascinated. Kastro was once the largest medieval town of the Island of Skiathos. Bourtzi is a small peninsula that separates the port of Skiathos in two p... [ read more ]

The beaches of the Island of Skiathos

The beaches of the Island of Skiathos

Skiathos is an island of only 46 square kilometers, but it is popular because it has some of the best beaches on the Greek islands, a wide variety of attractions, pubs, bars, and due to the beautiful landscapes! Skiathos is the most cosmopolitan island of the three islands of the Sporades archipelago. The water on the Greek Island of Skiathos is very clean, crystal clear and very warm, just perfect for bathing. Depending on your passions, you can even practice water sports or you can just... [ read more ]

Must see attractions on the Island of Skiathos

Must see attractions on the Island of Skiathos

Visiting the Old Port of the Island of Skiathos is a unique experience. It is very large and can accommodate many ships, and small boats as well. If you spend time in Skiathos, you should surely visit the Old Port. It has played and still plays a very important role for the economy of the surroundings. In the past many merchants used this way of trasport, now tourists are those who want to take a trip with a ship or a boat. On the Island of Skiathos you will find the Memorial House of Ale... [ read more ]

Top 3 religious buildings in Skiathos

Top 3 religious buildings in Skiathos

Chora is the capital town of the Island of Skiathos and has many interesting religious buildings. The most important one is the cathedral, which houses numerous relics and icons, but we also mention the Agios Fanarios Church and the Agios Nikolas Church. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view over the castle in Skiathos. There is also a Byzantine monastery dedicated to Our Lady of Kounistras that has a beautiful carved wood temple. Another religious building is the Evangelistra Monaster... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Island of Skiathos

Tourist guide to the Island of Skiathos

Skiathos is a very welcoming and beautiful Greek island. It is approximately 12 km long and 6 km wide. It played a very important role over time in Greek history. The scenery is complemented by several other nearby islands that worth visiting, including Tsougara, Tsougriaki, Maragos, Arkos, Trounlonisi and Aspronisi. These islands are a dream destination for those who want to be away from the noise and crazyness of cities, and the crowded beaches of the main island. Although Skiathos is very... [ read more ]