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Thassos - Kavala

Easily one of Greece’s quietest islands is Thassos. Located just 10km from Kavala, which is on the Greek mainland, the climate here is always wonderful and so is the scenery. A fine Greek island, Thasos is sometimes overlooked by travellers but disregard it at your peril! Affordable and full of sandy beaches, Thasos is a ferry ride away from ferry hub Kavala.

You may wish to stay a couple of days in Kavala before continuing your trip to Thasos as it is a fascinating destination, full of ancient ruins and good food. Thasos is simply beautiful and is very much an extension of northern Greece; interesting and full of culture with some great beaches to boot.

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Thassos is truly beautiful and a great way to discover some of the island’s beaches is to hire a boat for the day.

You can do this easily and you’ll end up seeing large parts of the island’s natural beauty that you won’t find in the guide books. You might also come across some unknown ancient ruins!

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Kavala weather

Five-day forecast

SATURDAY

01.10.

27°C

SUNDAY

02.10.

27°C

MONDAY

03.10.

28°C

TUESDAY

04.10.

25°C

WEDNESDAY

05.10.

21°C

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Top 5 things to do in Thassos

10 facts about Thassos

1.

Thasos isn’t just the name of the island, but is also the name of the largest town of the island.

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During antiquity, Thasos was known for its gold mines, wine, nuts and marble. Thasian wine was quite famous – and you can taste plenty of it now!

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Thasos was colonised by the Phoenicians who were probably lured by the island’s plentiful gold mines.

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Thasos’ main exports and produce are honey, almonds, olives, wine, goats and sheep.

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There are marble quarries located in the south of the island which are now abandoned but worth the look – they were last mined in during ancient times.

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Thasos gave birth to a few notable people including Archilochus, who was a warrior and poet in the 7th century BC, and Theagenes, who was an Olympic boxer in 5th century BC.

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During World War II, the Nazis gave Kavala to the Bulgarians, who were their allies. However, the island was later liberated in 1944.

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It is thought that the name Kavala comes from the Hebrew word Kabbalah. This is because of the large Jewish population that lived here.

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Kavala also gave birth to some famous sports people: Anna Verouli who was an 1982 gold medallist javelin thrower and Anna Gerasimou, who is a tennis player.

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Chess is really popular in Kavala and the local chess club ranks top in Greece!

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