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acamp7

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Thassos is one of the most peaceful islands ever!! There is so much nature and the water is so calm. It's one of the best weekend trips to take from Thessaloniki

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Amazing photo and great suggestion about visiting the island of Thassos!

Here is more information about Thassos:



Thanks for the post!
 

ladytina

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This looks like such a stunning place! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photo. So, it's a doable short trip from Thessaloniki?
 

k_tsoukalas

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This looks stunning! How long is it from Thessaloniki?
 

Jerry s

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Drive from Thessaloniki to Keramoti ( close to Kavala), about 2 hour drive on the motorway and take the ferry to Thassos a bit over 1/2 hour.
 
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paharo45

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I looove Thassos! The hotels are so so cheap :)
 

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