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In the commune of Prinos belong five
settlements. The oldest is Kazaviti between the mountains and the
newest Dasilio Prinou (Dasilio in Greek means the small forest).
Prinos become famous since oil under the bottom of the sea is
discovered in late '70's. Main economical activity is agriculture
(olive oil, honey and goat cheese) and partly only tourism.
The leading port of the island, Skala
Prinos, is connecting Thassos to Kavala. Ferries and flying dolphins
bring guests to Thassos. Skala Prinos and new Prinos (Dasilio) are
settlements build at the border of the sea, across a beautiful beach
covered with pine trees. The settlements have all the kind of
facilities, Health Center, Hotels, super market and a camping
Prinou is a green cape with pines and wonderful beaches. Tourism has
been developed intensively over the last years and many hotels have
been constructed, which cover all the categories and prices. What is
important is that the scale of the hotels is fortunately rather
small - max. 50 rooms.
Dasilio Prinou is the
perfect pace to spend your holidays in the beach and between the
pines. Prinos has wonderful, long, sandy beaches and a sea with
emerald color. Fortunately in spite of the large number of hotels
the beaches are not still crowded, and always you can discover a lot
of shells and interesting sea plants along a beach walk.
is the oldest village of Prinos and is hidden between the forest and
the mountains. The buildings of Kazaviti are under protection due to
their traditional architecture. The village was abandoned for many
decades and it has been re-discovered just at the 80's again. Maybe
this is the reason that still keeps its originality. It is a must to
visit during your holidays in Thassos.
is also hidden between the mountains, in the forest and gardens with
idyllic view at the see. The most of the house have been renovated
and it is partly occupied especially in the summer period.
Skala Sotiros (16 km South West from Thassos
The houses of Skala Sotiras were build mostly along the main
street and the coast. You will get a wonderful view from the during
the sunset and with full moon at night. You will also be able to get
a look at the village Sotiras, will say to the rest of Sotiras.
There some not crowd taverns and bars. It is the perfect place for
family or/relaxing holidays. There is also the possibility to learn
or to hire wind-surfing. The people of Skala Sotiras are fishing and
also in the tourism branch.
in Sotiros up to the mountains there are only some ruins left, and a
very few inhabitants. Some meters above of Sotiras there were built
some new houses and pensions. In the middle of the ruins you will
find two churches. The village was build interior to protect them
from the pirates and have wonderful views to the see. Visit the only
tavern that it has at the sunset. It is amazing.
Kallirachi is build only 2,5 km from the coast and also one of
the biggest villages in the mountains of the isle Thassos. Regarding
a legend 1745 a.c. the village was situated higher and it was
called Kakkirachi. But the village was invaded by pirates. Savelis
escaped and rebuild the village there where you can find it today.
Skala Kallirachis is the harbor for Kallirachis and it is a
typical fisherman's village. There you will not find tourists even
at the high Saison, but you will find the most friendly people of
Skala Kallarachis has a beautiful harbor which was build up in
the last years. In the harbor of Skala Kallirachis there are some
nice places, who seams to invite you to take a seat and enjoy the
view of the sea.
Klisma is the suburb from
Kallirachis. In Klisma there are living mostly fishermen and with
wonderful taverns with fresh fish of course. If you are tired of
tourists you can visit it or even book a room there.
Is located at the center
of the island, 10 kilometers from the ring road. It is built in
a valley between two mountainsides. Its foundation can be traced back
to Byzantine times. The village was originally located on a hill
opposite of the Monastery of Panagouda, but it was rebuilt on a new
site so that they would not be visible to pirates. The village church
built in 1800 dedicated to the Synaxis of the Archangels. The
church celebrates on November 8th.
Skala Maries is a
typical fisherman village at the south part of Thassos with wonderful
beaches and taverns. It is dominated from Italians and Greeks at the high