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Thassos Tourism Journey

How to get to Thassos

First an important useful information about cabs in Greece:

Before you go by taxi you should discuss with the taxidriver about the price for the trip, so you can´t get bad suprise.
In Greece the taxidriver uses to take the money from each group of persons, although he have to drive only once.
The best way is to take some people from the airport who have the same way, and go as one group to the taxi.

If you arrive by plane, you will have the choice between the airport of Thessaloniki and the airport of Kavala (Chrissoupoli).
Arrivel at airport of Thessaloniki:
If you arrive at the airport of Thessaloniki you need a transfer to Kavala. Here you can choose to go by bus, taxi or by a hired car.

•The most expensive connection to Kavala will be the transfer by taxi. The taxi needs about 2,5 hours. The luggage could cost some extra money.
And don´t forget to negotiate about the price!

•A favorable alternate is to rent a car. The prices for hired cars depend on the period of tenancy and the company.
With some flights you can also book a hired car. Normally you will get the car at the airport directly.

If you will go by a hired car, here the travel-description to Kavala:
Direction Thessaloniki on the road-number E90 to the direction of Kavala
exit Kavala/Amigdaleonas
direction Kavala - ferry boat
time: about 1.5 hour (it depends on the traffic)

When you arrived in Kavala you have to drive directly to the harbor of the ferry boats. You will find the harbor near the shore-promenade. Here you take the ferry boat to Thassos/Prinos. The trip will take about 90 minutes.

If you want to go by ferry boat from Keramoti you don´t have to use the exit Kavala/Amigdaleons. You will drive in direction to Chrissoupoli and then in direction to Keramoti. (Time: between 1.5-2 hours, it depends on the traffic)
When you arrived in Keramoti you have to drive to the harbor (follow the signs). There you take the ferry boat to Thassos/Limenas. The trip will take approx. 40 minutes.

•The cheapest way to go to Kavala is by bus. In summertime every 15-30 minutes and in wintertime every 30-45 minutes the bus-line 78 goes from the airport (in front of the check-in-hall) to the bus-terminal in the center of Thessaloniki (time: about 50 minutes).

You can also go by taxi to the bus-terminal. You will find the taxis in front of the international and national arrival area. The taxi takes about 30 minutes to the bus-terminal. And don´t forget to negotiate about the price!

At the bus-terminal you have two choices:
You can take the bus which drives every full hour (between 06:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.) via the mountains (time: about 2 hours).
Or you can take the bus which drives at 09:00 a.m., 12:00 (high noon), 03:00 p.m. and 06:00 p.m. via Nea Peramos (time: about 1.5 hours).
The busses arrive in Kavala near the harbor of the ferry boats. On the same place you can take the bus back to Thessaloniki.
Arrival to the airport of Kavala (Chrissoupoli):
If you arrive at the airport of Kavala you need a transfer to Keramoti. You only can go by taxi there. Of course you can drive from the airport to Kavala, but Kavala is about 40 kilometers far away from the airport, Keramoti only about 10 kilometers. The taxi needs about 10 minutes to Keramoti. The luggage could cost some extra money. You will find the taxi in front of the arrival area. Don´t forget to negotiate about the price!

When you arrived in Keramoti you have to drive to the harbor (follow the signs). There you take the ferry boat to Thassos/Limenas. The trip will take about 40 minutes.

Arrived on the island you can go to your accommodation by taxi or bus. Good car rental shops will place the hired car directly on the harbor.

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