Thassos, Greece

Thassos, Greece Travel Information

Thassos (Thasos) (Greek: Θάσος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the North Aegean Islands. The North Aegean Islands are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Thassos is Thasos (Limenas).

Thassos, Greece

Thassos is a hilly island. There are mountains, rock formations and many tall forests. Thassos is considered one of the greenest islands in Greece. There are mainly pine trees on the island. Although tourism is not yet massive, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece can be found. In total there are about 100 bays with beautiful sandy beaches. The waters around the island are suitable for diving, sailing and surfing. Thassos was known in ancient times for its gold mines. See allcitycodes for area codes of countries in Europe.

Where is Thassos located?

Travel information of Thassos

Official name: Thasos
Continent: Europe
Area: 435 km²
Capital: Thasos (Limenas)
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 13,720 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,206 m (Ypsarion)
Distance (Amsterdam – Thasos): 1,979 km
Flight time: about 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Thassos may have (temporary) measures in place that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Thassos, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Thassos. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Thassos? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Thassos at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Thassos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Thassos can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Thassos can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Thassos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Thassos. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Thassos.

Money and Currency
On Thassos you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Thassos can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Thassos are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Thassos it is customary to tip, even if this has already been included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Thassos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Thassos is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone of Thassos can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Thassos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Thassos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Thassos.

The same plugs and sockets are used on Thassos as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Thassos can be found on our electricity page (see Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Thassos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Thassos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Thassos end
Thassos official website:

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Thassos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Thassos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Thassos Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Thassos Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Thassos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Thassos.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Thassos can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Thassos) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Thassos, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Thassos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Thassos. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Thassos can be found on Protected Planet.
Thassos is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Thassos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Thassos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Thassos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Thassos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Thassos played an important role in the wars against the Persians?
…Thassos has gold mines?
…Thassos is an emerging tourist destination?
…Thassos is also called the greenest island of Greece?