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Skala Potamis Thassos Map And Beach Guide

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Very popular with UK holiday companies Skala Potamis, also known as Chrisi Akti, resort has grown considerably but dust appears to have settled on most of the new building but apartments are dotted everywhere.

The name Skala Potamis means 'Potamis beach', referring to the inland village but its proper name is Chrisi Akti.

The beach is a large triangle of white, gritty sand. A small harbour lies to the south and an avenue of tavernas and cafes sits behind.

There are the usual sunbeds and watersports, although the latter is still relatively low key. The sand at Skala Potamias banks rather steeply into the sea so children must be watched, but this is still a reasonably safe beach.

The beach narrows as it heads north toward the far end of Golden Beach some two kilometres away at Skala Panagia. As the sand thins, it turns to stone and grit, then to rocks along the shore where it virtually disappears as it meets the tarmac road.

The beach broadens again and rapidly becomes sandier as it approaches the far end of Golden Beach bay where there is another small quay.

The tourist development in recent years has remained fairly low key and Skala Potamias is still very much a quiet and laid-back resort for those holiday visitors who prefer their Greek experience to come without chips and karaoke.