Thassos Town

Holidays in Thassos Town are probably the liveliest you'll find on this essentially unspoilt island … but don't run away with any ideas of a Greek-speaking Ibiza. The biggest and busiest place on the island, it's a worthy capital and it does have a liberal peppering of bars and clubs … But Thassos Town holidays come with a wide range of attractions – which appeal to an even wider variety of visitors.

First, there's a picture-postcard port sprinkled with waterside tavernas. Its animated night time tempo matches the lively sunshine scene of the golden sand beach nearby. This is the old part of town, with charm and atmosphere. Spread behind it are the up-beat streets of the modern town – buzzing with bars, clubs and shops. Above all this is an ancient acropolis, complete with classical temples, an amphitheatre and the relics of a Roman road. And should you get an escapist urge, there are quiet coves on the outskirts of town for snoozy sun-soaking.

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