The village of Potamia is one of the most famous villages on the island. Built at the foot of the largest mountain of Thassos, Potamia offers a beautiful landscape with thick vegetation and unspoiled nature. People visiting Potamia will especially enjoy the opportunity of hiking through the forest on a pleasant mountain trail all the way to the heights of Mt. Ipsario. This is one of the few places on the island where you can conquer the highest peak of Thassos. One of the biggest attractions of the village is the museum of the sculptor Polygnotus Vagis. The museum was built here in his honour because Potamia is his place of origin.
Three kilometres from Potamia is Skala Potamia, which is the coast of the village. Beautiful beaches and shallow blue waters, Skala Potamia is an attraction for thousands of tourists every summer. The bay of Skala Potamia, known as Golden Beach, is among the most beautiful beaches on the island with a unique combination of sea and trees, where in many places the trees reach as far as the sandy beaches.
Golden Beach stretches over nearly 3 km of coastline, offering crystal clear water that is shallow and safe for children of all ages. The beach is well organised with sunbeds and umbrellas available at a low cost.
At Skala Potamia's fishing port you will see the historical building Tarsanas, built in the 19th century by monks from the holy Mount Athos. Taking an evening stroll around the port and the village's small square is a delightful and relaxing experience.
You will find plenty of restaurants and tavernas serving local traditional recipes of Thassos, along with stores and shops packed with interesting products and souvenirs.
There are 98 kilometres of coast around the island of Thassos Near Skala Potamia, there are many beautiful beaches. The well known Beach Paradise is only seven kilometres away and Aliki is only thirteen kilometres away. There are regular boats to Kavala and half-hourly boats to Keramoti (25-35 minutes).