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Glyfada Thassos travel guide

Glyfada beach is only about two kilometres from the main port town of Limenas so it's a handy beach for visitors staying on the west edge of Thassos Town.

Easily walkable along the main road, there is a steep climb up and over the headland past the Nysteri Hotel to get to it.

The beach is dominated by a large shoebox of a hotel and it is only a narrow stretch of sand and shingle but it's pleasant enough and the sand shelves gently into the sea so it's fine for families with children.

There is plenty of natural shade from surrounding trees and there are sun beds courtesy of the hotel.

Glyfada beach is along the main route from the mainland port at Keramouti so car ferries go back and forth all day and the wash from their bows can sometimes catch visitors unawares.

Glyfada is one of the best of a series of small cove beaches that lie between here and Skala Rachoni.

There are several tracks leading off the road and into the thick pine woods that cover this part of the coast. Several 'undiscovered' coves along this part of the Thassos shoreline that could be yours for the day, particularly outof season.

There are some small patches of sand at Papalimai and at Agia Irini and another cove at Perasma, which has a pleasant beach cantina.

All these beaches are worth exploring if you are staying anywhere west of Limenas or if you enjoy woodland walks.