Thassos is the most northerly of the Greek islands in the Aegean island group and it lies just off the Macedonian coast in the north-east of mainland Greece.
Fabulously wealthy in ancient times, thanks to large deposits of gold and marble, Thassos nowadays lies outside the top league of Greek holiday islands but it still has as much to offer the visitor.
An excellent coast road almost rings the whole island, providing easy access to the many sandy beaches that pepper the attractive coastline.
Strangely, Thassos fails to feature in many holiday brochures so it is something of a hidden gem and spared the holiday crowds that mar some Greek islands.
The extensive pine trees that carpet most of Thassos have led to its being rightly dubbed the 'Emerald Isle' of Greece.
Beaches, mostly sandy, are dotted all around the coast with a wide variety on offer, from large, deep beaches with plenty of facilities to small, idyllic hideaway coves.
Side roads branch inland to charming hill villages and to extensive tracts of dense woodland, criss-crossed with walking trails.
Thassos may be off the main tourist trail but regular ferries from Keramouti are only a 10 minute ride from the airport at Kavala.