Olympic Holidays

Pachis Thassos travel guide

Pachis beach is a long strip of pine-shaded sand about 6km west of the main port resort of Limenas, and off the main road before the beach resort at Skala Rachonis.

The turn-off is an unsignposted track between the trees just before the road swings south-west and, as Pachis beach is also unmarked on most Thassos island maps, holiday visitors must keep a sharp eye out ot it will be missed.

There is a car park under the trees opposite a small hotel/taverna and a track leads down to a beach taverna thumping disco music. Many head north or south to escape the noise.

Sunbeds and parasols are strung out along the shore for nearly one kilometre and there is plenty of shade among the scattered pines the cover the back of Pachis beach.

Another smaller and quieter taverna nestles among the trees before the beach thins out and the sunbeds disappear. The sand turns more to shingle here and there are rocks underfoot out to sea. The beach ends beneath the concrete sea wall of another small hotel complex.

As the nearest sandy beach to Limenas, apart from Makryammos in the other direction, Pachis beach gets a fair bit of custom, but not a great deal as it is relatively unknown.

The beach goes unremarked in Thassos guidebooks and, as far as I can find, appears on only a few Thassos island maps.