An ancient fishing village on the southern coast of Thasos Island, Potos exudes an intoxicating charm with authentic Greek experiences away from the typical tourist crowds. Cobblestone streets harbour tiny shops and cafes, while the beach strip buzzes with activity, from waterfront pubs to seafood eateries.
Things to do in Potos
Just 45 minutes from the island capital of Thasos Town, the 200-metre stretch of sandy beach in Potos has a noticeably more laid-back ambience with plenty of cosy nooks for lounging and sunbathing. For a secluded and serene day at the beach, take a five-minute drive to the powdery white sand of Psili Ammos Beach.
Feeling adventurous? Water sports are in abundance at Potos Beach, with a dedicated centre for renting kayaks, canoes, jetskis and boats. You can sign up for a diving expedition or go snorkelling in rocky coves to discover the brilliantly-coloured blenny fish.
Nightlife in Potos centres on beach tavernas and eateries serving traditional Greek cuisine such as moussaka and giuvetsi, along with bites of sardines and octopus. DJs liven up the night at places like Tutti Frutti Beach Bar, while waterfront lounges serve sweet Thassian wine on rooftop terraces.
Shopping in Potos extends into the evening hours, primarily on the main street in the old town. Scoop up local glazed pottery and embroidered cloths, as well as organically-flavoured olive oils and handmade preserves.
Getting around Potos
With narrow cobbled streets in the village, most travellers choose to walk or rent bicycles and scooters in Potos. Rental cars and motorbikes are available for exploring the coastline and other villages on Thasos. Buses serve Potos as well, with a taxi rank next to the bus stop on the main village road.