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Pachis Thassos Map And Beach Guide

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Pachis beach is a long strip of pine-shaded sand about six kilometres west of the main port resort of Limenas, and off the main road before the beach resort at Skala Rachonis.

The turn-off is an unsignposted track between the trees just before the road swings south-west and, as Pachis beach is also unmarked on most Thassos island maps.

Holidaymakers should keep a sharp lookout as they sweep past in their hire cars as the turnoff is easily missed. There is parking under the trees opposite a small hotel/taverna with a track leading down to the beach.

This is the busier end of Pachis beach where paddle boats and water features aimed at families turn up in the high season.

It is also where anyone so inclined can enjoy the thumping disco music that not only spills from the beach taverna under the nearby trees but also echoes from the loudspeakers placed strategically along the shore.

Less juvenile visitors head north or south to escape the noise. North leads to a small triangle of sand where the pop music is a faint background thump.

South leads to a long and narrow beach where sunbeds and parasols are strung out along the shoreline for nearly one kilometre. There is plenty of shade among the scattered pines the cover the back of Pachis beach.

Alternative parking can be found on a network of concrete tracks hidden among the trees with some leading right down to the water's edge.

Another smaller and quieter taverna nestles among the pine trees before the beach eventually thins out and the sunbeds start to disappear.

The sand turns to stone and shingle here and there are rocks underfoot out to sea. The beach ends beneath the concrete seawall of a small hotel complex.

As the nearest sandy beach to Limenas, apart from Makryammos in the other direction, Pachis beach gets a fair bit of custom, but not a great deal as it is relatively unknown.

The beach goes unremarked in Thassos guidebooks and, as far as I can find, appears on only a few Thassos island maps.