Explore beautiful places
on Thassos

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 2.5kms
Potamia Village, Vagis Museum

Potamia  is built in the valley at the foot of Mount Ipsario, and surrounded to the south and east by pine and sweet chestnut forests. Its coastal annexe is the holiday resort of Skala Potamias. Potamia was the birthplace of the Greek-born American sculptor Polygnotos Vagis, and a museum dedicated to his work exists in the village. Etymologically, the name of the village is derived from the streams that run through it. The village, located in the center of the island, retains its traditional colours and is nestled in an idyllic environment with abundant flowing waters and great old plane trees. Potamia is rich in vegetation and springs due to its mountainous location. It is the village locals select when going out for dinner, as it has lovely taverns offering good quality wine and excellent food. Potamia is about 9km from Chora (Naxos Town) by road, via Galanado and on the way to Chalki.

Visitors can enjoy a wide choice of tavernas and restaurant, serving local Greek dishes, and many of these restaurants are located adjacent to the sea, all along the coastline of the town. There are also to be found numerous cafés, bars, shops and kiosks all providing a very wide range of necessities and souvenirs. All of the facilities are within walking distance, and it is a very pleasant environment to walk around, and absorb the simplicity of this way of life which hasn't changed for many, many years.

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 5kms
Panagia village

Named after the Virgin Mary who is also the patron saint of the village, Panagia is one of the most picturesque and photogenic villages on the island of Thassos. Located only 10 km from the capital of the island, it is built into the side of the mountain, giving spectacular views to the sea, across the bay, and to the mountains beyond. The village square is the focal point of the entire village, morning, afternoon and evening, summer and winter, where the locals and visitors gather in the cafés and bars around the fountains, drinking the locally produced ouzo, called tsipouro, passing the time of day, sometimes with important discussions and sometimes with just small talk.

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 13kms
Thassos town, Limenas ancient theater

The Ancient Theatre of Thassos is of seductive beauty. It is built on a hillside, at the feet of the Acropolis, and has a panoramic view of the port and the city of Thassos.

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, who lived in Thassos studying its therapeutic herbs, mentioned the existence of the theatre as early as the 5th century BC. The theatre was renovated in the 4th century BC, and once again during the Roman times, when it acquired its present form. The contemporary operation of the Thassos ancient theatre is a major tourist attraction, for those interested in ancient drama.

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 48kms
Theologos village

Theologos, which means 'the Theologian' or 'the word of God,' is one of the most renowned villages of Thassos, attracting visitors from far and near, both because of its long history, and because of its spectacular location and the natural beauty of the area in which it’s built.

In the distant past, the mountain villages of Thassos were established, developed and existed independently of one another since communication between them was almost impossible. Due to the lack of any organized road network or any other infrastructure, it took days to travel from one village to another, either by mule or on foot along footpaths, mountain trails and often goat tracks.

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 42kms
Limenaria

This lovely village is located on the island's south-west coast and forms a community together with the neighbouring settlement of Kalivia. Limenaria has a beautiful harbour and offers absolutely gorgeous views of the Aegean Sea and the holy mountain, Mount Athos.

Visitors can enjoy a wide choice of tavernas and restaurant, serving local Greek dishes, and many of these restaurants are located adjacent to the sea, all along the coastline of the town. There are also to be found numerous cafés, bars, shops and kiosks all providing a very wide range of necessities and souvenirs. All of the facilities are within walking distance, and it is a very pleasant environment to walk around, and absorb the simplicity of this way of life which hasn't changed for many, many years.

Distance from Aliston Hotel - 13kms
Marble beach

Exceptional and memorable beach! The white sand and the marble flinders at the seabed give the water its stunning emerald color, which reminds of a tropical coast.  Else called Marmara (marbles). The beach is located within a small isolated bay.  It used to be privy but in recent years it has transformed to crowded and organise featuring a beach bar and offering sunbeds and umbrellas.

In order to get there, you will need to take the road to Makriammos.

Distance from aliston hotel - 30kms
Giola natural pool

Giola Thassos is a natural pool which has been carved out of the rocks over millions of years. It can be found in Astris which is located in the south of Thassos. Giola has become one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thassos and can get crowded, particularly during the high season (July and August). May, June or October are the best months to visit Giola if you want to avoid crowds, it is also a good idea to get there as early as possible in the morning! You can also see Giola from the sea! Take a boat trip from either Potos or Limenaria, they always stop at Giola for a swim and a break.