The Island tour Thassos offers the perfect way to experience the Island of Thassos, Greece, and learn about its rich history. It is a carefully-curated excursion that forms an ideal blend of entertainment and education. As such, it is perfect for individuals who are enthusiastic about Greek mythology, and persons who would just like to reveal the beauty of Thassos.
It is a fantastic 7-hr long experience, and with it, you are guaranteed to see a side of Thassos that you have never seen before. You will get to visit some hidden gems which our trained and licensed guides will be kind enough to show you. Please bear in mind that most of our guides are native to Thassos Island, born and raised. As such, they know the ins and outs of the Island and are quite familiar with some great sites, which you can only see on this island from your experience.
Your excursion will start at the monastery church of Archangel Michael. It is located about 25 km south of Limenas, on your way to Aliki. It is a significant landmark that dates back to the 18th century. Today, this church of Archangel Michael plays home to notable collections of religious artefacts, works and articles created by monks of the time. Most notable of them all is a part of the Holy Nail used to crucify Jesus Christ. Should you schedule a tour with us over the Easter season, you will get to witness a procession at the monastery where the Holy Nail is carried back to the convent.
From here, you will get to visit the archaeological site and ancient marble quarry at exotic Aliki beach. This is 32 km from Limenas, and it plays home to quarries that are centuries old. Marble from this specific quarry was used to construct structures within the Island from the ancient to byzantine years. Aliki has been inhabited from the 7th c. b.C since the 7th c. a.D and it had a large population, coupled with a big port. On its highest spot are remnants of two paleo-Christian basilicas that date back to the 5th century. This is an area that is rich in history, and your guide will walk you through all that on your excursion.
Another must-go-to location would be the famous Vagi Museum in Potamia. This museum was established back in 1981, and it was dedicated to the work and life of Polugnotos Vagis. He was a famous artist born in the village of Potamia, in Thassos, an individual who helped put the village on the map. This museum is popular with art enthusiasts owing to its incredible collection of sculptures, and paintings, all meticulously preserved, displayed, and curated for your learning and viewing pleasure.
Other spots that you will visit during the tour will include the Panagia traditional mountain village. Here you will get to see the love springs and the church, as well as Golden Beach, where you will get to sit back and enjoy the sand in your feet and the sun on your skin, and the water in the horizon.
The entire excursion will take 7 hours.
You can choose between private and group tours. Price will be modified accordingly. We show you the cheapest rate per person for a group tour. You will get to ride around in a spacious and comfortable sedan/van/bus with a specially-trained driver and your licensed tour guide.
The package includes pickups and drop-offs at selected hotels within Thassos, and the capital. Once you have booked and have received an email confirmation, you can confirm whether your hotel or hotels are included in the list. If not, just contact us, and we will arrange for transportation for you.
All our excursions abide by the stipulated health and safety measures regarding COVID-19. From the time the driver shows up at your pickup location to when they drop you off, all measures specified by the health ministry will be observed. You are urged to follow all ministry of health regulations. All the areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned. The number of visitors will be limited to reduce crowds and maintain social distancing.
As a requirement, all customers will be required to bring and wear masks, and observe all the safety measures put in place.
You are free to cancel your Island tour up to 48 hours in advance. You will receive a full refund while at it (please check our refund policy to find out more).
The whole tour will start at 09:00 and will last for 7 hours. This will cover all the key landmarks that you would need to visit and any breaks that you might need in between.
The van is accessible by wheelchair. As such, the trip can accommodate interested parties who might be using wheelchairs. We do not provide any child seats, meaning that infants will have to sit on laps. This means that an adult must accompany all children on the trip. Minimal hiking might be required, so please do keep that in mind. However, most travelers can still enjoy the tour experience..
Hotel pickup is only available at specific hotels within the central area of Thassos. As such, please be sure to make inquiries ahead of time. You will confirm whether your hotel is included on the list. If they are not, we will walk you through how we can organize for pickup.
Following your booking on the site, you should receive a confirmation to your email address with all the information and contact details about your Thassos Island tour. If you cannot find it, kindly check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please give us a call promptly.
Bring with you a pair of walking shoes, a camera, along with sunscreen.
With the tour, you are guaranteed to leave having learned and understood Thassos' history. It is an incredible learning experience and a fun day’s activity while at it. We guarantee that you will love it, and recommend it to your friends and family. Our trips can be tailored to the language that you prefer. We can organize a bilingual guide to accompany you on your trip.
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