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The village

The traditional village of Kallirahi grew and developed around the Church of St Dimitrios situated in the middle of the village. It lies on  a    steep mountain slope just two kilometres from the sea. Its network of little lanes follow the contours of the hillside. The village saw a rapid growth in the second half of the 19th century, as witnessed by the stone signatures of the master builders.  Kallirahi continues to be the mountain village with the highest permanent population on the island. Life follows very much the rythms and precedents that have survived through local knowledge and experience from days past.


Thassos is much greener than most Greek islands, with the tones varying across the pines, the silvery grey-green olive trees and the green and purple of wild thyme. Bright yellow broom blossom lines much of the roadside while oregano and wild peppermint and herbal tea can be found on the slopes of the hills and mountains. Given a spot of rain, field mushrooms spring up in the olive groves while the locally prized piperites mushrooms lurk under the pines.

The beaches, long and sandy or little coves, lace the island’s coastline and offer a variety of options which will cover everyone’s taste. Many beaches are organised with sunbeds, bars and plenty of water activities, from windsurfing to “banana” rides and parachuting behind a speed boat. Others can be found which are relatively unfrequented and quiet. The sea is clean, crystal clear and usually a turquoise blue which takes your breath away.

The island also has a very beautiful “interior” to enchant you with. The pine and olive covered slopes and mountains offer the walker, climber, painter, photographer, in short any lover of nature the opportunity to truly get away from it all. A riding stable in a neighbouring village provides an alternative way to discover the beauty of the island.

We will let the photographs below do the rest of the talking!