See the Amazing Arsanas Beach Near Athos
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If you are visiting Mount Athos, you might want to consider taking a day trip to the island of Thassos, which is the home to a beautiful place called Arsanas Beach. This is a beautiful, semi-secluded spot, and it offers you a great way to relax in the sun while in the area. Here’s more information about the beach:
About Arsanas Beach
Like many of the beaches in Greece, Arsanas is blessed with glistening white sands that give way to aqua-marine waters. But the stretch of sand wasn’t always a public beach. In a past life, the Arsanas cape served as a boatyard for the Monastery of Archangel Michael.
At 60 meters long and 25 meters deep, Arsanas isn’t a large beach. The fact that you need to walk down a 100-meter path to get to the beach is also something that is interesting. It gives the feeling that the beach is somewhat secluded, while also being very accessible. The steep path, however, may be difficult to access if you have trouble moving. The beach is also semi-pebbled, so be sure to bring the right footwear.
Also keep in mind that if true seclusion is what you want, this isn’t a good beach for that. It can actually get pretty crowded, especially during peak tourist season. It is a physically gorgeous spot, and this attracts locals and tourists alike. But even during these busy times, it’s still a tranquil spot to relax and rejuvenate. Sometimes, you may just be a bit close to your sunbathing neighbor.
Arsanas is a truly beautiful spot. Wreathed with emerald green shrubbery and sculptural rocky outcrops that lend a cinematic touch. So, before you go, be sure to charge your phone. You’ll definitely want to take a lot of pics of this pretty spot!
What to Do at Arsanas Beach
Since Arsanas Beach isn’t large, water sports, volleyball, and other games aren’t on tap — but beach chairs can be rented for a very reasonable price. Resultantly, patrons tend to skew a bit older and calmer. If your idea of the perfect day is diving into a good book while lounging oceanside, then Arsanas may be just what the doctor ordered.
And when you start feeling hungry, pull up to a table at the delicious taverna a few steps away from the sand.
Getting to Arsanas Beach
Getting to Arsanas Beach isn’t a snap. You have three options: walking, swimming, or boating. If you choose to walk, you’ll need to either rent a car or take a taxi to the top of the dirt path that leads down to the beach. On crowded days, finding a parking spot alongside the road can be challenging.
Swimming in from a nearby beach is doable — but should only be attempted by trained long-distance, open-water swimmers. The third option is to take a boat directly to the beach. There are group charters for which you can buy a ticket, and the well-heeled can rent private boats for the day that come with full crews.
If you want to spend a few hours on a gorgeous beach with waters that sparkle like a blanket made of Tanzanite, check out Arsanas Beach on the island of Thassos, which is accessible from Athos, Greece.
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This post was written by Greek Boston
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