Thomson Holidays

Potos Thassos travel guide

Once a small hideaway beach on Thassos, the Potos holiday resort has grown into a fashionable beach holiday destination.

A long line of tavernas line the promenade behind a beach crammed with sunbeds, except at the northern end where fishing boats lie stranded on the beach.

Potos was once a busy fishing port for the village of Theogolos and is located on the south-west coast about 45km from Limenas.

Now tourism is clearly the main money-spinner and the resort is beginning to rival neighbouring Limenaria in popularity.

Tavernas not only overlook the beach, they are found in the narrow street that runs inland to the main road that circles Thassos.

The Potos resort village is a warren of narrow alleys full of tourist shops and cafes. Cars go at a slow crawl in the crowded streets and visitors usually park on the main road and walk.

The beach at is a narrow crescent of sand that turns more to shingle in the north where is widens to form a large triangle beneath the harbour wall.

The southern end of the beach is the most popular and sunbeds lie nose to tail along the shore with steps leading up to the tavernas. Drinks and meals can be delivered to your lounger.

Further south is another Potos beach, known as Alexandria beach, that is used by the large hotel complex of Alexandria Village.