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Welcome to Golden Beach

Golden Beach or Skala Panagias and for the locals "Avlakia", is the most popular and beautiful beach of the island, it is located 11 klm north-east of the island's capital Limenas or Thassos and 4 klm from the village of Panagia. The beach consists of thin clean golden sand, which get's its name from, spans for almost 2 klm, it's wide and begins north from the pier where in the past the small boats with tourists used to moor and streaches south to Skala Potamias or golden coast.

In the area you can find many hotels, studios and apartments, also restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, souvenir and tourist stores and traditional sweets and of course super markets for your every need.

The beach, the sea and the location which surrounds them is an one of kind landscape that its difficult to find elsewhere, the combination of the green pine mountain with the magnificent view where the side of the mountain ends at the sea. The sea is crystal clear and shallow, ideal for the safety of children. Its clear turquoise water are so pure that extensive meadows of Neptune Grass (Posidonia Oceanica) flourish beneath the surface, which provide a habitat and nursery for a wide diversity of fish. This variety of seaweed is especially sensitive to pollution and is rapidly disappearing from the Mediterranean, and so Golden Beach has been included in the European Union's Natura 2000 project, which aims to recognize and protect regions of ecological importance. Also there are sunbeds and umbrellas for the swimmers and the opportunity for sea sports, including canoes, pedalos, water skis and for the adventurous, parascending. There are volleyball courts on the beach and a basketball court close by for your enjoyment. It is also worth to mention that the beach is accessible for the disabled and awarded with the blue flag.

You may stroll along the pedestrian paths alongside the beach, and dine at the restaurants with the waves lapping gently next to you. There are many exciting local dishes to try and of course fresh fish harvested from the emerald sea beside you. Whilst you relax at the cafes and bars you can enjoy the incredible views of the verdant mountains which provide a dramatic backdrop to Golden Beach. Bars and restaurants maintain music at an unobtrusive level to compliment the ambiance, rather than to distract or annoy.

Some of the extra activities you can do in Golden Beach include hiking, fishing and boat rides.

We would like to thanks Dr. Geographer-Biologist Stamati Zogari and Ecotouristic Designer Vassiliki Vlami for their valuable contribution in the development of this website.

We are waiting for you to have unforgetable vacations in our magical place!