Hiking in Thassos: 30 Best Hikes in Thassos (+ Hiking Trails & Where to Hike on the island)
Thassos is an absolutely spectacular destination to go walking in the mountains!
And the best part is that few people know it! Thassos is famous for its beaches, but its mountains remain a hidden marvel. At least for now.
Here is a complete guide to the most amazing hikes in Thassos!
Are you ready for amazing video footage, hidden routes, and insider tips? Keep reading to discover it all and more!
And above all, prepare to be amazed!
TABLE OF CONTENT
TOP 10 THASSOS HIKES
Theologos to Viewpoint Hike 5.6km
Theologos to Ipsario Hike 7.10km
15 OTHER BEAUTIFUL THASSOS HIKES
Monastery to Panagia Hike 24km one-way
5 THASSOS WALKS
ABOUT HIKING IN THASSOS
First of all, walking is different from hiking, which is more demanding since you have to move on hills or mountains. Still, hiking is one of the 101 best things to fo in Thassos.
Whereas this guide focuses on hikes in Thassos, there are 5 walks almost everyone can do in their Thassos holidays.
The guide starts with the top 10 hikes in Thassos. The main criterion for including a route here is its beauty. And that boils down to scenery and landscape.
Although I have hiked every mountain of Thassos, this list of top 10 hikes is only my opinion. In short, you may enjoy other hikes more, especially if they are easier to walk.
The degree of difficulty was not a criterion for this list. However, I have sorted these 10 hikes from the easiest to the most difficult. In other words, these are all spectacular routes, each with its own appeal.
Next are 15 beautiful Thassos hikes, similarly sorted from the easiest to the most difficult. Whereas the first 10 hikes occasionally require some off-road walking, most of the next 15 walks go through normal dirt roads or flat enough paths to cross them with a mountain bike.
Finally, you will see 5 coastal walks in Thassos. These are flatter routes than the rest and mainly pass by the water or have views over the ocean.
So, ready to roll? Here you go!
TOP 10 HIKES IN THASSOS
Skala Kallirachi Hike Loop 2.32km
Next, you hike on top of the cliff behind the village, following a tiny trail that sheep and goats use. You will also enjoy a scenic view of the village until you arrive at a wider dirt road and complete your circle back to the port.
Limenas to Akropolis Hike 1.86km one-way
This iconic route from the old port of Thassos town to the historical Acropolis is full of history. And if that is not enough, you will get a splendid view of the island’s capital at the end. All in under 2 kilometers.
Agia Marina to Kallirachi Hike Loop 5.26km
Tzines Cave Hike Loop 9.44km
Tzines cave is an overlooked historical sight and attraction of Thassos. Yet, it is a must-visit for every nature enthusiast or history lover. Although there is a shorter route to the cave, you can follow the hike I did to find its exact location.
When I first hiked that path, Tzines cave was not on the map, and I couldn’t find its coordinates. However, historical books have small maps of the cave, so I knew it would be between Maries, Limenaria, and Kastro. To find it, I started my path from the chapel of Agios Eleftherios, and the landscape impressed me.
Skala Kallirachi to Sotiros Hike 7km one-way
Although only 7 kilometers, this thrilling one-way hike from Skala Kallirachi to Sotiros is ideal for everyone seeking an adventure. Much of the route is off track, yet that is where all the fun lies.
Kinira Hike Loop 14.3km
Plaka To Antennas Hike Loop 18.5km
Potamia to Ipsario Hike 6.22km one-way
This hike from Potamia to Ipsario is probably the most known and popular in Thassos. And that is for a reason. Apart from its proximity to the main tourist centers of Golden Beach and Limenas, the track offers unparalleled views from start to finish.
Theologos to Viewpoint Paradise Hike 5.6km one-way
As you reach the ridge of the mountain that leads to Ipaario, turn right rather than left where Ipsario lies. You will see a sign that says it is a climbing field, but it is safe to walk a few hundred meters further. You will notice the point you need to turn back when you have a panoramic view of Golden Beach and Paradise Beach. After you enjoy the scenery, turn back the same way.
Theologos to Ipsario Hike 7.10km one-way
Regardless, it is not the length of the hike that will tire you. The landscape and the steep sections of the path will be your knees” worst enemies. Essentially, you will be walking 90% of the route on top of hard rocks and terrain. There are no dirt roads up here.
15 BEAUTIFUL HIKES IN THASSOS
Limenaria Hike Loop 9km
Skala Panagia Hike Loop 9km
From the upper corner of Golden Beach, head further north on the dirt road that leads to Marble Beach, and then take a sharp turn left before you lose sight of Skala Potamia. You will then walk along a scenic route with views over the 2-kilometer-long Golden Beach.
As you move uphill on the dirt road, you will notice Panagia village is coming into the picture. Although you won’t visit the settlement, you will enjoy a fabulous view of its traditional houses packed together inside a pine tree forest. After that, you will return to Golden Beach from the west.
Panagia Hike Loop 10.3km
Potamia Hike Loop 10.2km
Kastro Hike Loop 10km
Kallirachi Hike Loop 10km
Sotiros Hike Loop 10.7km
Limenas Hike Loop 16km
Apart from enjoying the views over the mainland, you will come to visit two famous marble beaches in Thassos. Porto Vathy and Marble Beach will captivate you with their sheer beauty, especially if you arrive early enough and the beaches are empty.
Kazavitis Hike Loop 11km
Rachoni Hike Loop 11.8km
Once you reach the church of Saint Georgios, turn left and enjoy a scenic view over Rachoni and Agios Georgios. The latter settlement extends the main village and is on your way back to the starting point.
Theologos Hike Loop 15km
Maries Hike Loop 14.5km
Monastery to Panagia Hike 24km one-way
La Skala Hike Loop 24.4km
Theologos to Kastro Hike Loop 26km
Once at the crossroad, you take the path towards Apostolus Waterfall before going up towards Kastro again. After you enjoy the views from Kastro and its picturesque setting, the rest of the trip is mainly downhill.
TOP 5 SEASIDE WALKS IN THASSOS
Alikes Historical Walk 1.5km Loop
Pefkari to Limenaria Seaside Walk 5km one-way
Skala Sotiros to Skala Prinos Seaside Walk 6km one-way
Skala Kallirachi Seaside-Olive Grove Walk 6.7km Loop
Limenas to Golden Beach Seaside Walk 14km one-way
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I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I can’t wait to visit Thassos and its mountains. I have also got you book-marked to check out new things you post
Thank you Zuajiek! I am sure you will have a wonderful time in Thassos : )
I’m just back from Thassos and was blown away by the place. I did a number of hikes with local Thassos friends, using their knowledge and the 323 Thasos Map and other information.
Your website is amazing – and I will be referring to it again when I return some point in the future.
I wish you success in what I suspect is your local business.
Thank you Michael! I’m so glad to hear you have hiked with Thassians. You also got some perfect autumn weather! Thank you again and I wish you a lovely winter until you come back to the island! All the best!