As I have Greek origins, I decided to set a life goal for myself. That is visiting as much as I can in Greece and learning about everything it is built of, from language and traditions to food, music and dances. There’s barely anything more beautiful than sharing the passion you have deep inside your heart and I have to say, this country really makes me feel in a some kind of special way I’ve never felt before.

This year, our choice was Thassos, situated in the north-east of Greece, one of the closest spots to visit to my country. After a long trip crossing the south of Romania, Bulgaria and a bit more Greek land, we arrived in Keramoti, where we boarded the ferry to the gorgeous island. I was instantly amazed by the azure sea, the salty fresh air and the immediate friendliness of the local people. With a frappé by my side, I really enjoyed the short ride, admiring the views and being followed by a trail of hungry seagulls (they were eating biscuits and other treats right from people’s hands!).

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We finally got on Thassos and man were we tired! Sincerely, the trip is pretty exhausting, but it’s so worth it. We drove a bit more until Skala Potamia, the place we had our booking in. We spent 10 nights at Villa Billena having the time of our lives in such great conditions and amazing hosts. I still miss those cosy evenings with random chats and laughs, surrounded by kitties.

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Oh my, the beaches… We went to four of them as we visited some more last year as well. They are breathtakingly gorgeous with their fine sands, warm, crystal clear water and relaxing atmosphere. They turned into some of my favourite places to just think, dream and read… Take me back already!

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Golden Beach in Skala Panagia, where we spent most of out time because it was so close! Definitely one of the best.

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The famous Marble Beach, one of the special attractions of the island as it is surrounded by marble quarries and covered in marble pebbles.

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La Scala Beach, a bit more luxurious than the others, but worth visiting. You will be welcomed by the best waters to bath in, the friendliest of waiters and an excellent beach bar!

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San Antonio Beach, another amazing choice, very peaceful and relaxing, coming with a restaurant that will let you drool over its variety of food!

Speaking of this restaurant in San Antonio, I had my first proper Greek night here! Words cannot describe how good I felt, I want to do it all over again every single day! We ate delicious dishes, listened to traditional music and danced with some of the best entertainers I’ve seen. Such well-spent time, I’ll never forget it!

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On another day we found ourselves in the beautiful Limenas, the capital city of Thassos. We walked in the harbour, roamed all the souvenir shops and ate the best cheese pies. We were lucky enough to catch the sunset too, it’s definitely the best time of the day to visit this place. You can also book a lot of cruise trips here like we did last year (unfortunately we couldn’t do it now), there are many offers such as the island tour on boat or the tour of Thassos’s bays, it’s a must!

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A great place to eat would be the Iatrou Tavern in Theologos, welcoming you with a superb mountain view, perfectly prepared food and funny waiters!

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And can we just talk about all the cats in this place… It’s heaven for kitty lovers (like me)!!

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Spot the kitty!

By far my favourite activity was the walk on the Skala Potamia promenade in the evening… That is what I call my dream place! So many taverns and food stalls to choose from, numerous shops with the most various of goodies, a beautiful harbour and, last but not least, the unique atmosphere filled with kindness, tradition and fun.

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I really wish I lived here… But oh well, I guess I’ll stick to some of these visits for now! There’s something really special about this place, I’d come here all the time, I feel like I belong here. It’s like I left a piece of my soul in those waters, on those alleys, in those taverns… Kind of like a Horcrux, isn’t it? *nerdy mode on*

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I’m so glad I could share this experience with you! I couldn’t recommend this place more.

Until next time! 🙂

Alexandra

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