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The beaches at Makriamos (5km. from Limenas), Archangelo. Agios loannis, Limenaria, Potos, Pefkari, Aliki, Kinira and Skala Marion lure one for a swim in their cool, refreshing waters, while the islet of Thassopoula makes for a charming jaunt by kayak.

There are a number of cultural, musical and folklore festivals on Thassos each summer. The Festival of Ancient Drama in the old theatre is the most important. Musical events are held in the Stadium. Among the folk celebrations, the re-enactment of a Thassos wedding at Theologos and the events connected with the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin at Panayia on August 15 are the most interesting.

Thassos has many other surprises in store for the visitor: Drives past enchanting coves, opportunities for all kinds of excursions - whether to the sea or to the mountains - promising peace and relaxation in a splendid natural environment.

During the daytime there are many beach and water sports activities, including windsurfing and water-skiing. There is also horse-riding and mountain walking. Exploring Limenas (Thassos Town), taking in the remains of the ancient walls, amphitheatre, acropolis, several temples and archaeological museum.

Nightlife in the area, is mainly in Limenas and has a good choice of bars and clubs, which open late evening. Limenaria has music bars and a few unsophisticated discos concentrated around the harbour; elsewhere is very quiet.

There is a wide choice of local, international and fast food available in the many restaurants and tavernas. Fish is the speciality, particularly sea bream, though the larger fish are surprisingly expensive.