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Thassos Practical info


General Info
CLIMATE
Thassos climate is the typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Due to its geo position, there are cool breezes even during summer while its waters are not particularly warm too.

The best season in Thassos, due to its lush vegetation and amazing natural scenery is spring till the beginning of summer.  

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 7 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).

The Area Code for Thassos is: +30 25930.

If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.

Getting There
BY AIR
Thassos does not have an airport but travelers can fly to Kavala and then take the ferry boat to Ormos Prinou port, at Thassos, in about 1,5 hr.

The flight to Kavala lasts about 50’.

Olympic Air: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Olympic Air website www.olympicair.com
Tel.: 801 801 0101/+30 210 3550500

Aegean Air: For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Aegean Air website www.aegeanair.com
Tel.: 801 112 0000/+30 210 6261000

BY BOAT
Thassos is accessible by boat from Kavala or Keramoti in Eastern Macedonia. The boat from Kavala reaches the port of Ormos Prinou at about 1hr and 35’ while from Keramoti reaches the main port of the island at about 40’.

The shipping companies that operate the trips to Thassos are ANETH and Thassos Ferries.

For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit ANETH LINES website: http://www.anethferries.gr/

For accurate timetable and ticket costs visit Thassos Lines website: http://www.thassos-ferries.gr/english.html


Local Transportation
LOCAL BUSES
Thassos island has a very good internal network of buses, the long distance buses or else called KTEL buses.

Its network covers the distances between almost every town, village or settlement on the island, facilitating visitors with their exploration dashes on this magnificent island of the North Aegean Sea.

For more information on timetables and routes please contact:

KTEL Thassos Tel.: +30 25930 22162

TAXI SERVICE
At the ports of the island you will most probably find a taxi to take you to your hotel but it would be advisable to cross check with your hotel upon booking and maybe ask for a taxi phone number, so as to ensure your ride.

RENT A CAR/MOTORBIKE
You will find some car/motorbike rental agencies on the island, as having your own vehicle is the best way to tour around the island and its gorgeous landscapes.

The main road network is in reality a peripheral road that circles the island and you can arrange to have your car/motorbike dropped off your hotel or have it waiting for you at the port.

Local Services
BANKS & ATMS
On Thassos you will find branches of some of the biggest Greek banks. Mind that all bank branches are open for the public from 8am to 14.30pm on all weekdays except for Friday and on Friday from 8am to 14pm.
ATMs can be found outside all bank branches and in some villages too.

MONEY EXCHANGE
Banks exchange all major currencies, traveler’s cheques or Eurocheques. Post offices exchange cash, but not traveler’s cheques, and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies and larger hotels exchange cash and traveler’s cheques but usually charge a higher commission. Credit cards are accepted in shops and restaurants, however, in local cafes, especially in villages you will probably have to pay in cash.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Post Offices operate between 8am and 14pm and can be found at the main towns and villages of the island.

Thassos Post Office: +30 25930 22114
Theologos Post Office: +30 25930 31212
Limenaria Post Office: +30 25930 51296
Prinos Post Office: +30 25930 71200

INTERNATIONAL PRESS
You can find some shops and super markets where international press is sold but it would be advisable to have it with you before boarding on the ferry boat to Thassos from Kavala or Thessaloniki airports or cities.

POLICE STATION
A police department and various regional police offices are found on the island at the villages of Theologos, Limenaria, Prinos and Skala Kalirahis. Of course, the main police station is located at Thassos town.

Thassos Police Station: +30 25930 22500
Theologos Police Office: +30 25930 31222
Limenaria Police Office: +30 25930 51111
Skala Kalirahis Police Office: +30 25930 91111

Municipality of Thassos
Town Hall
Head office
Thassos Town
Tel.: +30 25930 23918, 23118
Fax: +30 25930 22118
E-mail:  dimos@thassos.gr

Useful Number
  • Tourist Police: 171, +30 26950 24483-4
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
  • Thassos Port Authority: +30 25930 22106
  • Prinos Port Authority: +30 25930 71390
  • Limenas Port Authority: +30 25930 22355

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166
  • Forest Inspection Service: +30 25930 22106


HEALTH
There is no hospital on Thassos Island but you will find a very well equipped, modern health centre at Prinos.
At Limenaria and Limenas mostly you will be able to find private doctors too, such as a dentist, orthopedic, cardiologist and general practitioner.

Prinos Health Centre: +30 25930 71100

PHARMACY
Pharmacies can be found in most of the island’s big villages and settlements: Limenas, Prinos, Skala Kalirahis, Limenaria, Potos and Panagia.

Ganitou Aikaterini
Limenaria, +30 25930 52189

Matsani Bros
Limenas, +30 2593022688

Ellhna Maria
Panagia, +30 2593062164

Konstadinidis Andreas
Skala Kalirahis, +30 2593091708

Lavtzi Eleni
Limenas, +30 2593022486



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