Thassos is the northern-most Greek island in the Aegean sea and sits just 6 nautical miles from the coast of Greece. And it’s incredibly easy to get to the island on your own, thanks to,
Frequent daily ferry crossings all year long at very low prices
Two international airports conveniently located on the nearby mainland
Quick and direct access to the ferry ports via the Egnatia Motorway (A2-E90)
Unlike many other Greek islands that have a very limited number of daily ferry crossings, Thassos has dozens of crossings every day during the summer season and provides the ultimate convenience to its travelling visitors.
Several Roll-on/Roll-off ferries operate throughout the year and carry passengers, cars, buses, motorcycles, trailers, and just about anything else that has legs or wheels. They exclusively serve the island of Thassos and do not travel to any other Greek islands.
It is the shorter, faster, cheaper, more popular and most frequent route with a journey time of just 40 minutes.
Depending on how you’re travelling and where is your final destination on Thassos, this route may offer you more convenience. It also provides an easy way to visit Kavala during your Thassos holiday for a lovely city tour or a fun night out. Journey time is 1 hour 15 minutes.
Thassos is served by two international airports on the nearby mainland.
Both airports are connected to the ferry ports by an excellent road and motorway network, making the journey after you have landed very simple and straight-forward.
Choosing your arrival airport will mostly depend on where you are coming from and the flights that are available from your hometown or other place of departure.
It is the nearest (and smaller) airport, promising you the shortest and most direct route to Thassos island. It’s a mere 15 minute drive from the ferry port in Keramoti.
It is the furthest (and larger) airport, which requires a scenic 2 hour drive to get to the ferry port in Kavala and 2 hours 30 minutes to reach the ferry port in Keramoti. As it is the larger airport of the two, you’ll find that many more flight options are available.
If you’ve chosen to fly into Kavala International Airport, we suggest hiring a taxi to save money and time on your journey to Thasos.
If you’ll be flying into Thessaloniki International Airport and you are a medium budget traveller, renting a car may be the best option for you. The drive from Thessaloniki’s airport to Kavala and Keramoti is really easy to make due to the excellent road network and the Egnatia highway (E90). The route is extremely direct and you won’t have to worry about navigating busy city streets.
There are several car rental companies on the island that can arrange a car for you to pick up at the airport. We recommend booking a car in advance to ensure an effortless and smooth journey.
If you’ve chosen to fly into Kavala International Airport, hiring a taxi is the best option for you. A taxi can be waiting for you at the airport to help with your luggage and then quickly transport you right up to the ferry. By hiring a taxi, you’ll avoid the extra expense of a ferry ticket for a car rental and gas.
From Thessaloniki International Airport, hiring a taxi is more expensive than renting a car, but it offers more convenience and ease.
Assuming that all luggage can fit in the boot, a group consisting of up to four people can fit in one taxi. Five or more people and those with lots of luggage will need to hire multiple taxis.
There are excellent taxi services that can transfer you between the airports and ferry ports in comfort.
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