Book direct with your host for the lowest price. Click here to see Last Minute Deals!
It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.
There is a thread down below by Leanne discussing it eg 'spanner in the works'
Flying to Thessaloniki is an option worth considering.
It isn't as convenient as flying to Kavala but the journey from SKG (Thessaloniki's Airport) to Keramoti is easy. You can rent a car from Potos Car Rentals (a local company with a branch at the airport)... or you can catch a taxi, a more convenient but pricier alternative.
Easyjet offers low fares to Thessaloniki but unfortunately tickets for next summer are not on sale just yet. Maybe they can help you get here with much less.
A taxi is going to be 5 hours of a taxi drivers time unless he gets a pick up on the way back. What sort of price will that be both ways ?
There are a numbers of us that don't / won't drive abroad, wrong side of the road, gear sticks in wrong places (I hate automatics over in the UK lol) and so many stories on forums of insurance being inadequate and as somebody mentioned on another island try telling a Greek community in an accident it was not your fault
The taxi rate for a one-way trip is 140-160 euros. It's a good deal for 4 people at 35-40 euros per person. For 3 people it comes out to 47.50-53.30 euros per person. Perhaps you could coordinate your trip with someone else, share a taxi and split the cost?
A cheaper alternative: Take a taxi from the airport to the bus station in Thessaloniki and then catch a bus to Kavala. Then take the ferry from Kavala to Thassos (Skala Prinos), and then take a bus to your resort. This is the cheapest option if you're travelling alone or with one other person. The price for a one way taxi from the airport to the bus station in Thessaloniki is 20 euros. A return bus ticket from Thessaloniki to Kavala costs 30 euros per person. So, for 2 people the total cost is 100 euros round-trip or 50 euros per person. It's very inexpensive if you don't mind the inconvenience.
Your suggestion of having a dedicated bus or mini-bus service between Thassos and the airport twice a day is terrific. I absolutely love the idea and I'll bring it up with people. I remember you suggested it before, and I did speak to people about it, but unfortunately the reality is doing anything in Greece (except for enjoying a holiday) can get very complicated due to laws and restrictions which were designed and influenced by unions, vested interests, and a state that struggles to keep up with changing times. I still have hopes
Thessaloniki then a bus is an option we are looking, but I must admit it sounds like a hell of a lot of hassle for one week Augie is the bus direct? and how long does it take?
Check this link for the bus schedule from Thessaloniki to Kavala.
The routes labeled "Express" on the right side of the timetable are direct and only take 2 hours.
The rest make additional stops along the way which prolong the journey by about 20-30 minutes.
I'd aim for an express bus but if the timing of your flight doesn't allow you to catch one, you'll just need to sit on the bus a little extra while passing through a couple of small villages in northern Greece, which can be a nice experience itself