Thassos island is the most northerly of all the Greek islands and can be found in the Aegean Sea nestled between the Halkidiki Peninsular and Kavala. Conveniently, it is only 6 kilometres away from the nearest port on the mainland. Along with its stunning natural beauty this is one of the reasons for Thassos's popularity: no lengthy ferry boat journeys. In fact, Thassos is only 35 minutes away from the mainland port of Keramoti.
Thassos is almost circular and has a rugged beauty, with the Ipsarion Mountain range dominating the interior of the island. The mountains are covered in rich and dense forests, mainly pine but also plane and oak are dominant, there is even an ancient cedar forest. You will find mountain streams which cascade over waterfalls until ultimately reaching the sea and the wonderful beaches.
Meltemi Villas is located on the shore of Golden Beach. The village of Golden Beach is situated in a picturesque location on the east side of the island overlooking the Aegean Sea. Golden Beach is the most well known beach of the island and ideal for all ages, there is also a multitude of other beautiful beaches and sights nearby such as Saliara, Porto Vathy and Paradise Beach.
Panagia is a traditional Thassian village only 3 km from Meltemi Villas and is named after its church, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia). The village's name, along with its eleven surrounding chapels, illustrate the piety of the region, and in 1845 Panagia was the capital of the island. Panagia is the most quaint and picturesque village on Thassos, and is so important architecturally that its buildings are protected from modernisation. The village is shaded by large plane and sycamore trees, and refreshed by natural springs which bubble along the streets.