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Friday, September 20, 2013

Thassos, Greece- Day 1

You might have noticed that we have been a bit MIA from the blog, but if you follow us on Instagram you would know by now that we went on vacation.
This year, for our rather late time off we chose to go to Greece because it is really convenient for us and we’ve been there 2 more time and had a great time. Greece is a nice choice because every island is different and offers a special experience.
A lot of tiny fish in port Keramouti
This time around we went to Thassos for 7 days. We didn’t know what to expect, but the main thing we wanted was a great beach with a lot of sand and clear water. We got that and more.  We stayed in a villa in Golden Beach which proved to be a great choice, it might be the best beach in Thassos.
In our first day, after a long road we arrived in Keramouti, and then to Thassos, in Limenas Port by ferry.
Locals fishing in Keramouti
This man did not seem very pleased with his catch, but I found the fish interesting

After a 30 minute bus ride we arrived in Golden Beach.  While we were in the bus we go to see other villages that we visited later on. At first, we were kind of confused because the bus kept on going up in the mountains for a long time  before we could actually spot the sea.
It's like they drive the ferry
Arriving in Limenas
This is actually one of the main attractions of the island: it has great mountains as well as great beaches. You can go hiking, the view leaves you breathless, you can stay all day at the beach or you can walk around the narrow-street villages.
We were excited to try the water in our first day that we changed as soon as we got in the room and went to the beach.  It was already around 2 o’clock and we were exhausted from the whole trip, but we had to jump in the water. I have to say, because we chose the middle of September the fear of  a cold snap followed us  all the time, although everybody says September is great for Greece.
Spotting the sea through the pine trees
Perfect view for our first day
Later on, a restaurant that was beautifully placed on the top of a cliff caught our eye, Vigli.  It was right next to the beach and the view was amazing, especially for a pair of beach-obsessed people like us.
Mr. G had to try the fresh fish, tsipura, which is basically the Greek name for dorado fish. Way to excited we forgot to take a photo of it. I had shrimp scampi, which was ok, shrimp on top of spaghetti, with tomatoes and feta cheese,  but I have to say that for an island, they could offer a little more when it comes to fresh fish and sea food.
Shrimp Scampi
After this late lunch, we came back to our sunbeds and enjoyed the rest of  the day with the sand at our feet.  Also, we kinda fell asleep. Not exactly what the doctor prescribed, but we were pretty tired and apparently really relaxed in the end.

Keep on visiting for day 2.



  1. What you can see on a clear day from Golden Beach is another island - Samothraki.

    Thought you'd be interested.


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