Potos is a fantastic seaside village on the south west of Thassos that has over the years become one of the most popular destinations when on the island. What was once a small fishing village has now become a cosmopolitan tourist attraction. It satisfies all the desires – long sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, fish taverns and other restaurants, cafeterias and beach bars line the shore and could serve as the starting point for all excursions around the island. The relaxing atmosphere that prevails during the day converts into a music filled night life as the sun goes down. It is a place that fulfils the needs of all – families, couples and even big groups of friends. Thassos is an island with many beaches of all kinds – sandy, rocky, pebbles, some with waves others without – all with crystal clear waters that you can explore and enjoy.
Other activities around the island are:
The history of Thassos is visible in the ruins and museums that are found around the island. The ancient Amphitheatre, the ancient market, the archaeological museum and various other ruins and findings in Limenas will be most informative. You will also be impressed by a visit to the archaeological site of Aliki a destination not to be missed. Theologos, a traditional mountain village, 10 kms from Potos, attracts many tourists who enjoy an afternoon walk in the narrow cobbled roads on their way to visit the church of Saint Dimitrios dating back to 1802, the folklore museum Hatzigeorgi and to enjoy a meal in one of the many tavernas.
For those interested in visiting the monasteries, there are three on the island, each one different in its own way. All the villages have their own character and history to tell. A drive around the island is only 90 kilometers and is well worth while.