Thassos is a beautiful place and the weather was amazing. The small Mediterranean hotel is clean and pretty and the location (right on the beach) is as good as it gets. The ferry trip there and back adds to the holiday with the extra entertainment of feeding the seagulls off the side!
We have few tips which would have made our holiday even better:
Skala Rahoni has quite a mosquito problem. It is the main topic of conversation by the pool and even the locals get savaged! Take good anti-mozzie stuff, seriously!
The hotel's location is not ideal if you are remotely active. It is on the main road for the island so walking to the nearest town is quite dicey! You can walk on the beach to the town (about an hours walk) but you have to wade through a sewage outlet). There is therefore nowhere to walk and hiring a car is essential unless you take the bus. If you take the bus, buy your tickets from Olga's (which is a really nice restaurant just by the hotel) before you get the bus. No-one told us that!
The hotel is ideally suited to the retired (and indeed it was mainly retired people when we were there). There is nothing for children and no nighttime entertainment. It is just not that type of place!
The staff at the hotel are really, really wonderful with the exception of Karen who we thought to be the manager but turned out to be the receptionist. Whether or not she simply just took a dislike to us we have no idea but she was both dismissive and uninterested in anything we had to ask. We thought it was "just us" but found it wasn't. Despite this, the rest of the staff were delightful with Jordan the barman being a total honey, a really genuinely nice guy (who loves cats!).
Cats: There are lots of poor skinny cats around but they don't cause any problems. Look out for Jordan's gorgeous Russian Grey, "Gandalph" who hangs around the bar at night.
Anyway, hire a car and take lots of books and if you're full board and haven't been to Greece before, try eating out a couple of times, we loved Vicki's on the beach and Olga's, where you get proper Greek food and no baked potatoes or mixed veg in sight!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mediterranean Greece/Thasos