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Skala Rachonis and Pachis Beach photo gallery by ROSALIND SKYE

Skala Rachonis, also called Skala Rachoniou, is the first resort you get to travelling west out of Limenas. It is signposted off the main road and a small concrete road leads down past a hotel and a couple of tavernas to a small harbour. To the south of the harbour is a long, narrow stretch of pleasant sand backed by several apartment complexes. Stands of pine have been walled in, providing shade, and generally making the beach very attractive. Sun beds are laid out the length of the beach which has a narrow belt of small stones at the edge of the shallow water but is otherwise clean, fine sand as far as the eye can see.

Just north of Skala Rachonis itself is another beautiful beach called Pachis as yet only partly developed. There is a large flat area of pine wood at the back of the beach just off the main road and plenty of room to park the car in the shade. The long beach of white, clean sand is easily accessible and there are well spaced out sun beds along most of its length. A beach bar at one end plays loud music and there is another small beach taverna set back in the trees in the centre of the beach.

 

Skala Rachonis beach Thassos

Skala Rachonis is a pleasant resort with a long, sandy beach. Apartments have been built along the length of the beach and there is plenty of shade from the trees.

Skala Rachonis beach Thassos

Sun beds are well spaced out on Skala Rachonis among the clumps of trees and apartments back right onto the sand.

Skala Rachonis beach Thassos

Though the number of apartments in Skala Rachonis has grown substantially recently and most are sited along the back of the beach they are still relatively unobtrusive.

Skala Rachonis beach Thassos

There is a small jetty at the northern end of Skala Rachonis beach and beyond that the harbour

Skala Rachonis beach Thassos

Looking north towards the harbour at Skala Rachonis from the centre of the beach.

Pachis beach Thassos

Pine woods go right down to the sea at the beach at Pachis beach, just north of Skala Rachonis. The southern end of the beach is free of sunbeds and quieter and there is a small jetty.

Pachis beach Thassos

The long flat beach at Pachis is dotted with vegetation. Sun beds are laid out among the pine trees for those that like shade and there are nice walks in the woods behind the beach.

Pachis beach Thassos

Near the sea the sun beds become more prominent at Pachis beach though still far enough apart to not feel overcrowded. The sea is shallow and sandy, so it is a big favourite with families.

Pachis beach Thassos

Set back among the shady trees on Pachis beach is a small taverna selling basic drinks and snacks. There are other, bigger tavernas attached to hotel apartments nearby.

Pachis beach Thassos

The northern end of Pachis beach turns narrower and stonier but is still a popular spot with those who prefer to get away from the crowds. At the end of the beach are some sun beds on the terrace of a hotel.