5 reasons why Thassos is the best Greek island for holidays with kids
It is that time of the year that we are planning our summer holidays. Spending quality time with friends and family is essential for our well-being, it gives us the energy to continue with our daily routines and benefits our health, especially if we spend time near the sea.
The Greek Islands are traditionally some of the most popular destinations among travelers across the world. But choosing the best Greek island for your perfect holiday, especially If you go for a family holiday with kids, can be challenging; just consider that there are literally dozens of options to choose from.
Tourists tend to search for the most popular and well-known Greek islands. This however, might not work in their favour, because these places can be overpopulated and overpriced, especially during high season.
Thassos, a.k.a. “The Emerald Island”, is one of the best Greek Islands to choose for a family holiday. Here’s why:
1. Crystal clear beaches with swallow waters
In Thassos one can find heavenly beaches with swallow waters and sensational sandy coastlines. Most of them are organised and have bars, restaurants and super-markets near by, so it’s easy to find food (and don’t get me started about the wonderful food in Thassos), drinks, shower facilities etc. for a great all-day trip at the beach.
2. Authentic laid-back culture and lifestyle
In Thassos there are many “old-school” places where kids still play outside all day, and locals still adopt the authentic Greek lifestyle. Without the masses of tourists that come to other most popular Greek Islands, Thassos still retain its authentic character and charm.
Visitors can find small traditional villages, like Rachoni and Kazavitis, where kids hang-out and play tag, “seek and hide” and other classic games, while parents enjoy their food and drink in the beautiful tavernas and cafes around the square.
3. Many activities for kids
Since Thassos attracts many holiday-goers with kids, many establishments like hotels and restaurants, retain a child-friendly culture and organise kids clubs and interesting activities for our little friends.
One example is Ilio Mare Resort, which has playgrounds, kids-club and special events for kids taking place every day and are ideal for families who wish their kids to have a creative and fun time, while the parents enjoy their drink and food at the pool bar or at the restaurants of the hotel.
4. It’s not only for Summer
Thassos is the perfect choice of a Greek Island for vacations not only during the summer, but all year long.
On the island there is too much of lavish flora and fauna, crystal clear waters and some rich history and culture to explore. All of that, combined with the island’s ideal temperate climate gives to all nature and sports lovers the chance for plenty of outdoor activities throughout the year, such as swimming, diving, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, boating, hiking, cycling, walking, agrotourism, 4X4 routes, bird-watching, horse-riding, festivals and much more.
At the same time, Thassos is easily accessible throughout the whole of the year, contrary to most of the popular Greek islands. There are frequent daily ferry crossings all year long, two international airports conveniently located at the nearby mainland, as well as quick and direct access to the ferry ports via the Egnatia Highway (E90).
5. It’s not only for kids
Thassos is a great choice for anyone looking for an authentic Greek Island to spend their holiday with kids, but it’s not only for them.
There is something for everyone and everyone can have a great time. You can choose among cosmopolitan nightlife at Limenas or Potos, enjoy mesmerising sunsets at Maries or Skala Prinou, admire the natural beauty of Panagia, enjoy the beauty of mountainous Kazaviti, visit the ancient town of Thassos and the Archeological Museum, have fun at the traditional festivals, indulge in luxurious spa treatments and accommodation and much more!
So, whether you come to Thassos with kids, as a group of friends or for a romantic escape, there is certainly something for everyone.
This summer, discover the Emerald Island!