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Limenas Village | Thassos | Discovering the Historical Charm of the Port of Time

Updated: Mar 13

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George Papadellis | SG Head

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Located on the northern coast of the Greek island of Thassos, Limenas Village is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its picturesque harbor, narrow streets, and traditional Greek architecture, the capital of Thassos, which hosts its main port and the island’s main commercial activities, offers visitors an authentic taste of Greek island life. The village is within a short distance from the mainland, only 35 minutes by ferry, and it offers a variety of attractions and things to do. It has three harbors, with all required facilities for vessels of all types, and a wide choice of beaches very close. The history of the village is very rich, with numerous archaeological discoveries.


Limenas Village

Limenas Harbour | Photo by: iStock.com, nplion


History of Limenas

Limenas, which means "port" in Greek, is the capital of Thassos Island. In the past, its harbor was a thriving center of trade, with ships from all over the Mediterranean coming to trade goods such as olive oil, wine, and marble. Today, the harbor is still a bustling place, but it is more focused on tourism than commerce. Nevertheless, the village retains its historical charm, with many buildings dating back to the 19th century.


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Limenas Port | Photo by: Jean Housen, 20160514 321 limenas, CC BY-SA 4.0


Culture and Cuisine

One of the best ways to experience the culture of Limenas Village is through its food. The island is famous for its olives and olive oil, which are used in many traditional dishes. You can try local specialties such as moussaka, souvlaki, and fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants in the village. Don't forget to wash it down with a glass of ouzo, the traditional Greek aperitif! In addition to its culinary delights, Limenas is home to several cultural attractions. The Archaeological Museum of Thassos is located in the village, and it features a collection of artifacts from ancient times, including pottery, coins, and sculptures. The Ancient Theatre of Thassos, which dates back to the 5th century BC, is also worth a visit. It was built on the side of a hill and could seat up to 3,500 people!


Venetian Castle of Limenas Village Thassos

Venetian Castle of Limenas Village Thassos | Photo by: Gerdl, Burg auf der Akropolis von Limena 0068, CC BY-SA 3.0


Natural Beauty

Thassos Island is known for its natural beauty, and Limenas is no exception. The village is surrounded by rolling hills covered in pine trees and olive groves, and there are several beaches nearby. The most popular is Golden Beach, which is located about 12 kilometers from Limenas. This long, sandy beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. If you're looking for something more secluded, try one of the smaller beaches in the area, such as Makryammos Beach or La Scala Beach. These beaches are less crowded and offer a more peaceful atmosphere. Other beaches are Tarsanas, Paralimani, Nisteri and Glyfada.


Boats at Limenas Port Thassos

Boats at Limenas Port Thassos | Photo by: Jean Housen, 20160514 320 limenas, CC BY-SA 4.0


Pack your Bags!

Limenas Village is a perfect destination for travelers who want to experience the beauty and culture of Greece without the crowds. Its historical charm, delicious cuisine, and natural beauty make it an unforgettable destination. Whether you want to explore the island's history, relax on the beach, or simply soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Greek village, Limenas has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful places in Greece!


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Visit "Kalogeriko" and the ancient theater with its magnificent view that hosts the events of the Thassos Festival. 😃

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The village is built on the edge of a bay, between the headlands of Evraiokastro and Pachi.

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