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Island Food

Food on Thassos is nice and fresh. There were of course a lot of vegetables as expected, particularly salads. Because the town has a lot of Eastern European visitors, the salads here seem to have an Eastern European twist – cabbages and potatoes featured widely. And since the island grows some lovely olives, they also featured too.

Thassos Food

Thassos Food

Thassos Food

There were the usual grilled meats – although we did come across some lamb chops here, which we’ve ironically not much thus far.

Thassos Food

Thassos Food

Thassos Food

And being by the sea, we came across some lovely seafood – prawns in a tomato sauce and fried baby calamari (the best). There were also grilled small fish available, but since I didn’t particularly look forward to picking over the bones, I declined.

Thassos Food

Thassos Food

The great thing about eating on Thassos (and that goes for all of Thrace) is that the prices are half of that of Athens! We’d be able to get a full meal for three people (including drinks) for less than 40 Euros. That’s certainly a bargain.

Island Life

We headed for the south coast of island of Thassos, to the town of Potos. It’s about an 80km drive from where the ferry landed in the north. Like a lot of Greek islands, Thassos is very mountainous in the middle. In fact, the highest peak is over 1,200 metres – taller than the Blue Mountains.

Central Thassos

But I was looking forward to seeing the Aegean Sea, and luckily I got a nice day to enjoy the seaside.

Potos

Even though Potos is a resort town, it still has a few fishing boats moored.

Potos

But most of the boats were recreational.

Potos

Potos

Potos was very quiet in April. It felt like we were the only tourists around. It would be different if we visited a few weeks later, when Bulgarian and Romanian holiday-makers head for their Easter break.

Potos

And I’m always fascinated by the ‘Aussie’ bar. They are getting to be as ubiquitous as the Irish pub.

Aussie Bar