Prinos

The village of Prinos is located 19 km from the capital. It is fairly densely populated and is a cultural and commercial center of the region, especially after the discovery of oil in the sea area. In recent years the village of Prinos held every Monday bargain and visited by many locals from the villages of Thassos and many tourists. Also in this area there is a health center and a post office.

Skala Prinos is located 2 km from the village and is 12 nautical miles from Kavala, which communicates with ferry - boats. The area has developed considerably in recent years; there are luxury resorts, campsites, rooms, cafes and shops to rent bikes and cars. It is first destination residence, especially for travelers who do not have transportation. In a short distance from Skala Prinos is the "small pine grove," which combines with an amazing way the sea and the pine forest.

The settlements of Small (Mikro) and Large (Megalo) Kazaviti are two of the most significant, traditional settlements of the island. Mikro Kazaviti located about 4 km from the village of Prinos and Megalo is half a kilometer from Mikro. These picturesque villages are built on the slopes of a hill deep in a valley. Lost in the forest were built in the early 16th century, due to the rise of piracy, which forced residents to move inland.

The area was famous for its vineyards and wine produced, which shows from the name "Kazaviti" which derives from the casa = house and vitis = vine.
From 1960 onwards the villages were gradually deserted because most people sought their fortune in the lowlands of the island. Most current residents are foreigners who maintain there their summer homes. Today, however, have returned there and many locals, who developed several tourism businesses.

Anyone who visited Kazaviti will admire the old houses and churches and will travel with the sounds of running water. Furthermore you can enjoy local dishes in unique taverns. Finally in a short distance from the Mikro Kazaviti is the monastery of Agios (Saint) Panteleimon, which celebrates on July 27th and attracts many worshipers.

Rachoni

The village of Rachoni is 16km away from the capital of Thassos. Near to Rachoni is the settlement of St. George.

It is a traditional village which is worth visiting the Church there, which is celebrated on August 15.According to tradition, on the 19th century, a blind girl visited the place where the church stands today and having washed her face with water that was running there found her light and then built the church. Every year there is a festival which lasts three days (in mid-August) and visited by many pilgrims.

Also, there is a new stone church in the settlement of St. George.The village is also famous for oil and honey. It is said that the olive groves of Rachoni and Prinos are the oldest of Thassos.

Going down to the sea you will meet Skala Rachoni which is 4km from the village. It is famous for its beautiful clean and shallow beaches while in recent years has been rapid growth in tourism. Near there, there are many hotels, rooms for rent, restaurants and beach bars.

Maries

The village of Maries is one of the oldest villages of  Thassos about 34km away from Limenas and 8km from Limenaria. This nice village is invisible from the sea, tucked away in the mountains, as if forgotten there by the time of the pirates. Today the village does not have tourist growth however is picturesque. 

As regards the name, there are two versions: the first says that the village took its name from the many mulberry trees that were there, while the second says that the name is due to two Marys (Maries) who were the only survivors of a pirate invasion in which massacred the entire population of the village.
Two sights, which are found in a near distance from the village of Maries and worth the visit, is the Monastery of the Panagia and the wonderful lake.
Going down to the sea you will meet Skala Maries, which is 12km from the village. It is a picturesque fishing village in which there are several taverns. Coming from Skala Maries you can meet the organized beach Atspa, which has clear and shallow waters.

 

 

 

Limenaria

Limenaria are 42 km away from the capital. This is a seaside and tourist developed village, which began to develop in the early 20th century when there began to load minerals exploited the German company Speidel, offices housed in the "Palataki" which is an excellent example of fine architecture. The first inhabitants of Limenaria were workers from the village of Kastro, which over the years deserted. These were added in 1922 and refugees from Mikra Asia.

In one kilometer you will reach the neighboring village, Kalyvia, but because of rapid growth, it is almost united with Limenaria.
So, Limenaria considered as one of the most complete villages of Thassos, with hotels, rooms for rent, taverns and coffee-bars. In Limenaria there are also banks (National and Agricultural) and Post office.

Feature of the village is "Palataki" which is an imposing location and also the beach of Metallia. 

At this point it would be remiss not to mention the Castle (Kastro), the oldest settlement on the island, which is located 10 km from Limenaria, but the road is quite rocky. The settlement is built at a height of 650 meters, stuck between the mountains and invisible from the sea. It flourished in the years that piracy dominated in the island while it was massy abandoned in the early 20th century when the inhabitants went to work in the mines of the German company Speidel and created Limenaria.

The village is dominated by two churches worth visiting. The first is the “Prophet Elijah” (“Profiti Ilia) and the second of St. Athanasios which is celebrated on January 18. That day is a big festival with “kourbani” and almost all houses that have been renovated in recent years by their owners and are used as holiday homes are filled. For nature lovers we strongly recommend to visit the two beautiful waterfalls located just outside the village, in a distance of about three kilometers.

 

 

 

Potamia

Another equally important village of the island is Potamia, which lies 10 km from Thassos and is built on the slopes of the tallest mountain of the island, Ypsario, in a lush landscape with rich vegetation. An ideal destination for lovers of climbing because, from the village begins the path which leads to conquer the highest peak of Ypsarion. Sounds of running water and singing birds are invading the village offers a unique magic.

For art lovers, we note that here is the museum of the famous sculptor Polygnotos Vagi, created in honor of the place of origin.

Skala Potamia, known also as Golden Coast (Chrissi Akti) is just two to three kilometers from the village. Pine trees which in many places literally touch the turquoise waters of the beautiful beach, make a unique setting, which attracts thousands of tourists every summer. 

The imposing building of Tarsana, which builted by monks of Mount Athos, dominates the harbor area and is ideal for night summer walks.

Skala Potamias is famous for its nightlife in recent years and is the most popular destination especially for young people. There are several hotels, many rooms, restaurants, cafes and clubs.

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