This is a typical greek hotel but with superb views and extremely friendly owners. Costas is a gent and his staff hard-working and amiable.....the place is kept immaculately and you can choose from a vast array of drinks at the pool bar.....did you know their are thirteen different types of Bacardi?
We were right at the top of the hotel, so had the most fantastic views of Golden Beach from our balcony. We hired a car from Potos Cars at the bottom of the infamous 'hill' where Pauline and Martin were so helpful to us and gave us tips on where to go. Thus we were able to drive up the 'hill' and park right outside the door to our room....extremely convenient!
Thassos island is great if you have transport of some kind....lots of fantastic beaches....Aliki, Psilli Ammos, Paradise......to mention just a few. Limenas, the capital is lively and interesting with a archeological museum and an ancient theatre....lots of shops too! You can also get a ferry from Skala Prinos to Kavala on the mainland for 5 Euros each....great shops,cafés and a fascinating, cobbled old-town to explore.
Of the inland Thassian towns Theologus (near Potos) was worth a visit and also Panagia (just above Golden Beach) was pretty, once you get off the main road. Skala Potamia (far end of Golden Beach) was just opening up so not all shops and restaurants were available but it is still a lovely walk there from the hotel....and the beach is wonderful.
We found great food all over the island but the best was in Finikas restaurant, Golden Beach.....also recommend the Lamb Kleftico in Captain Restaurant, Golden Beach as the best I've ever had!
One tip......we arrived early May and though weather was hot in the day it was cold at night....so ask for extra blankets and take fleecy PJ's......though by the end of May I suspect it's probably scorching!
All in all this was a great value holiday!
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