LOCATION AELIA VILLA
The emerald island of Thassos offers visitor views of the captivating Aegean beauty and countless activity choices, which you will be able to enjoy the most during your stay at Aelia Villa.
Once you arrive at Keramoti harbor, you only need 35 minutes by ferry boat to get here. Our complex is built in a beautiful spot of Limenas, the capital of the island, in the heart of a blooming setting and only 500 meters from the harbor.
If you choose one of our comfortable apartments for your stay, you will be close to scenic beaches and hamlets, but also to the cosmopolitan center of Limenas. Aelia Villa will become your most prized shelter and your port of call for onward travel to discover every hidden beauty of the evergreen Thassos.
BEST BEACHES IN THASSOS
During your holiday in Thassos, don’t miss the chance to explore its beautiful beaches and relax under the hot Greek sun.
You only need to walk 30 meters to enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, since the organized beaches belonging to the area of Agios Vassilios are literally at your feet. One is located to the right of Aelia Villa and the other to the left, so you can choose whichever one you feel like, and enjoy the services offered which include a beach bar with numerous food and beverage options.
The sandy Golden Beach features an impressive coastline and calm waters and is also a great choice, at a distance of 12 km. A popular choice, it has many tavernas, bars and water sports facilities along it.
Close to Limenas, you will also find the sandy beach of La Scala that features the well-known beach bar that also has music, for a more lively beach experience and Pachis Beach with numerous beach bars under the pine trees and great traditional food.
To experience a unique sense of tranquility while enjoying your swim, you can visit the beaches Vathi and Saliara (also known as Marble Beaches) on the east side of the island, which can boast for their green waters, white sand and pine forest. A beach bar can cater to your needs serving coffee, drinks and various snacks.
The Paradise beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and fully justifies its name, since it offers the visitor a heavenly setting, crystal clear waters and impressive waves when the east wind blows. You will find the Paradise beach within 16 km from Aelia Villa.
Thassos features the ideal setting for rejuvenating excursions and alternative activities. Its green, mountainous nature combined with beautiful, untouched beaches offer the right conditions for trekking, hiking, sailing and scuba diving. Whatever activity you choose, one thing is certain: the exploration of Thassian nature will fascinate you at every step.
A hiking trail which offers spectacular view is the one that leads you to the Ancient Theater, on the Acropolis of the island. As for the sailing boat trip, it will give you the opportunity to go round the island and get to know all the hidden beaches, while enjoying a refreshing drink or diving into the emerald waters. Seize the opportunity and tour the sea and underwater beauties of Thassos and even reach the shores of Mount Athos! We would be happy to help you organize all your adventurous excursions while staying at Aelia Villa.
And if you wish to reach new levels of wellness, from time to time, depending on the period, you can choose to partake in a yoga class that can be arranged within our complex. Let us know, and we will make it happen!
More Activities in Thassos
Explore Secret Thassos
Do you want to go where the local buses don’t? Would you like to explore the unseen side of Thassos? Reach hidden, secret spots that only few people know? If so, we offer the opportunity to plan together a more personal itinerary for a customised tour in order to discover Thassos’ beauty, off the beaten track.
Live like a local
Colourful street markets, picture perfect villages, historic monasteries, holy caves and the best vantage points for breathtaking views. This is the local insight that we can provide, even arrange to finish your day with an authentic, local cooking session! You can later enjoy your homemade meal in a wonderful setting overlooking the calming sea.
Scenic landscapes made of verdant forests that harbour crystal clear waterfalls, traditional villages tucked away in rugged mountains whose peaks reach as high as 1206 m, quaint fishing ports and splendid views of unsurpassable natural beauty. Discover Thassos by land via a Jeep Safari and end the adventure with a delicious 4 course meal.
One of the best ways to fully immerse into the true island vibes of Thassos is to take a cruise around its emerald shoreline. Visit secluded beaches, hidden caves, gaze upon the intricate coast and its crystalline waters while you can swim, snorkel and sunbathe at your own leisure. Choose a day or sunset cruise depending on your preferences or one that last for an entire day, and enjoy a BBQ lunch with wine on board and the changing colours of the sky as you sail through the Aegean sea at sundown.
The easiest way to book any of the above activities is by contacting our hotel’s reception.
Let us know and we will arrange it for you!
THINGS TO SEE
The Archaeological Museum
It is located next to the entrance of the market and is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in the country. Pictures of the ancient Thassian market and the Byzantine era reside in the museum.
It is a two-storey traditional building along the harbor, housing artistic exhibitions and cultural events.
The Monastery of Archangel Michael
Built on the rocks, southeast of the island in the area Astris, the monastery offers stunning sea views. It is an architectural gem and is worth visiting during your stay in Thassos.
Palataki in Limenaria was built in 1903 and was the headquarters of the German company “Speidel”, which used the quarry of the region.
The Church of Virgin Mary
Built in 1831 by the inhabitants of Kastoria with money collected from locals and the monastery of Vatopedi, the church is of historical significance, since it was made of stones that came from ruins of ancient temples.
The lake of the village of Maries, which is the only lake on the island and has such dense vegetation.
The Folklore Museum of Theologos
Housed in the two-storey mansion “Hatzigiorgis” in the center of the village, the museum features great exhibits of the Thassian cultural tradition and the local daily life.
The beautiful traditional villages of the island, such as the picturesque Kazaviti, where you will be able to taste local recipes.
On the south side of Thassos, lies a true natural spectacle. Visitors can discover a sensational, rock pool known as the Giola Lagoon.
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