Hi we are hoping that our flight in the last week of August goes ahead! We normally pay cash in restaurants, supermarkets etc but were wondering as the advice in the UK is to pay contactless if this was now the norm on Thassos? Particulary around the Golden Beach area but all over the island. Thanks!
You can hire a car or take a taxi from the airport to Keramoti. At go-thassos you will find all the information you need to make this possible. We will be happy to see you in Thassos and be sure this is going to be the experience of your life that you will never have again due to the COVID-19 as Thassos is receiving many fewer tourists like the rest of Greece.
All Greek businesses now accept credit cards, well at least it's mandatory by law. The vast majority have the facility to accept contactless payments.
Also worth noting, the amount you can spend without needing to type your PIN was increased to 50€ (from 25€) as a measure to reduce physical contact people make when paying for goods and services in Greece, in an effort to make the country even safer during the pandemic.
I was able to use contactless payments via Apple Pay at a supermarket for a purchase of 90 € without a pin, but you might need a pin for purchases over 50 €.
Here is some more information: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207435
Cash is king in Greece so you won't have that problem here!