Stayed at the Blue Bay for a week in June 07 and had a wonderful time. I'm not a beach person normally, so these holidays are usually a no no, but the wife insisted that this year she wasn't going to be dragged around some European city... so hey, what can you do. What the lady wants the lady gets.
Bearing this initial reluctance in mind, I have to say I had a great relaxing holiday and this was down to 2 factors: the location and the hotel.
Golden Beach is exactly as it is described - with beautiful clean sands and crystal clear water. It is a wide narrow beach but was never busy in the time we were there... although I heard from another guest it was unusually quiet as some of the tour operators had pulled out of Thasos at late notice. A selection of bars and restaurants are available, certainly enough for a week, but more available if you want to go across the island or even to the resort at the other end of the beach.
I'll concur with the other reviews with regard to the hotel. Outstanding view over the bay with the magnificent mountain backdrop. Rooms and breakfast are basic, but everything you could need. The staff are friendly.
Two final points to end on:
1. Don't bother with any of the arranged Thomson tours, waste of time and money, no matter how they dress them up.
2. Most of the people at the hotel we spoke to had been multiple times... one set staying 12 times! Say no more...
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