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Golden Beach Thassos travel guide

Golden Beach Thassos, also called Chrysi Ammoudia or Chrisi Atki is a huge swathe of sand on the eastern side of the island between Skala Panagias and Skala Potamia.

The southeast-facing two kilometre stretch of golden sand, set in an open bay and backed by a flat plain criss-crossed with narrow roads and dotted with apartments and villas.

A long straight road links the two ends of Golden Beach with Skala Panagia to the north and Skala Potamia in the south with small tracks branching off to the shore.

The northern end has a bank of fine sand backed by trees providing natural shade and a small offshore jetty where the daily tour boats can pull in, although it's quite a walk to the beach for visitors who are dropped off here.

The sandy extremities are separated by a central section of flat scrub and the beach turns to seaweed and stone. As the road curves in to meet the sea the beach almost disappears.

The southern end at Skala Potamis is by far the most developed for holiday tourism with extensive, though unintrusive, facilities at the back of the beach. A large triangle of sharp white sand is lined with sunbeds and there is a small harbour for boats to tie up

There is no natural shade here and it's rather exposed but this is very much the tourist end of the beach with sunbeds along the shore and an 'avenue' of tavernas and cafes along the back of Golden Beach.