Introducing holidays to Skala Prinou
Skala Prinou is a charming village situated on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Thassos. Largely untouched by tourism, this small fishing village offers an authentic Greek environment that is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday in the sun. One of the last traditional shipyards of Greece is still operational from Skala Prinou, and fishing vessels, pleasure boats and ferries travelling to and from the mainland, all dock in the village port, where you can still see wooden boats being hand-made by the experienced shipwrights, practicing their centuries-old traditions. With its beautiful un-spoilt coastline, and the majestic mountainous scenery surrounding the village, Skala Prinou is an idyllic, picture-postcard location, the ideal setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With such great scenery in the surrounding area, Skala Prinou is a great base for walking and exploring, for instance, there is a forest close by – called Dasillo Prinos – on the edge of the bay, which has a picnic area and outdoor swimming pool. The village is also a great base for exploring the rest of the island, as you are able to drive round the whole of Thassos in just under an hour.
Life’s a Beach
The coastline at Skala Prinou is called Daysillo Beach, and is made up of two large stretches of golden sands that have both been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’ for quality and cleanliness. The two beaches at Skala Prinou are the perfect location for relaxing days in the sun, and are also ideal for families, as the golden sands slope gently into the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, making it safe for small children to paddle in. The two beaches are also equipped with plenty of sun loungers that are available to hire out, and a small cluster of beach bars that serve snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
If you want somewhere more secluded, then there are plenty of hidden coves, accessible by coastal walks, which are nestled away between rocky outcrops and surrounded by dense woodland, which make excellent spots for idling away hours in the sun with nobody to disturb you. If you decide to venture further afield, then there are lots of other beautiful beaches to explore all over the island, including Saliara beach on the island’s northeast coast, and Livadi beach on the island’s south coast.
Because the island of Thassos is so small, most of its attractions are easily accessible by bus or by car. Thassos is steeped in history, with Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires all having left their mark on the island. A great place to start exploring the island’s fascinating history is the archaeological museum in Thassos town, that houses various archeological finds, such as sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. Thassos town has been the capital of the island since ancient times, evidence of which is visible all round the town. The main sites of interest are the remnants of the city wall, the agora (the ancient marketplace), an ancient amphitheater and the acropolis up on a hill that provides panoramic views out across the town and sea.