This was our first time in Thassos and we loved the island.
We had a private transfer which was fantastic and meant we got to the ferry port quickly and could enjoy a Mythos before the ferry journey and then were whisked off to our hotel without making numerous stops on the way. The ferry trip was great - a lovely start to our holiday. We were very impressed by the efficient way the Thomson reps handled the transfers. Cathy, our rep in the hotel, is very knowledgeable about the island and Golden Beach in particular and gave us a lot of very useful information.
We highly recommend hiring a jeep for a couple of days, this is more than enough time to explore the whole island and there are lots of lovely places to visit. We especially loved Agios Ioannis Beach which was very quiet with crystal clear water. The Europcar rep was fantastic and highlighted the best places to visit. Thassos Town is worth a visit in the evening and is 15 minutes in a taxi for 18 Euro or 2 Euro for the bus which takes around 40 minutes. If you go in the evening you will have to have a taxi back as the last bus leaves Thassos Town at 6pm.
The hotel is in a perfect location on Golden Beach. Hotel food is lovely but make sure you visit the local restaurants, there are plenty nearby, favourites are Playa D'Oro, Finikas, Enavlion, Captains, Krambousa and Akrigioli.
The area where the hotel is situated is very quiet which suited us perfectly but there are a number of bars at either end of Golden Beach if you wish.
The Golden Boutique is gorgeous. Rooms are cleaned twice a day and are very comfortable.
No children are allowed (a major feature for us!!) so it is very peaceful, perfect for a completely chill-out holiday. The pool areas are beautiful and never busy, one of the pools has a jacuzzi which was very nice at the end of a hot day.
All staff members are fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. They have very successfully created an atmosphere of quiet and calm. A minor problem with our door was resolved very promptly by a cheerful maintenance man.
Breakfast was wonderful with a huge selection of hot and cold food and available from 8-12. We stayed for 2 weeks and ate something different every day.
The hotel has a section of the beach reserved for guests and there is never a problem getting sunbeds, beach towels are supplied by the hotel. A buzzer on the umbrella meant we didn't have to move from the beach to order a drink - thank you to Gregory and Liam for looking after us. We looked forward to 4pm every day when Gregory appeared with ice cold flannels - fantastic!!
I was very surprised that one of your reviewers mentioned noise - simply not true!!! If you are after peace and quiet, this is the place for you!!
Be aware that there is only 1 ATM on this side of the island which is about a 40 minute walk away and is sometimes empty, there are plenty of ATMs in Thassos Town. The hotel changes sterling and travellers cheques as does one of the supermarkets. Not all of the restaurants take credit cards so make sure you always have cash.
We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely visit Thassos and the Golden Boutique Hotel again
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