Thassos Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Thassos

There is no airport on Thassos. Instead, all travel is done by sea ferry via Kavala and Keramoti with multiple trips per day. You can choose to pick up your car before joining your ferry or rent a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car once in Thassos. The office is based in Thassos Town, also known as Limenas, and is located close to the port on arrival. While public transit exists on the island, a car is the best means of enjoying the freedom of Thassos.

What to do and see in Thassos

Thassos has a rich history. Colonized by the Phoenicians and Hellenized in the 7th century BC, Thassos has many ancient ruins and landmarks to explore. Some of this surviving history is maintained at the island's Archaeological Museum, situated just moments from the harbor. Next door, you'll find the Ancient Agora of Thasos. The Roman-era ruins were once the political and administrative center of Thassos.

Thassos Town itself contains many of the island's best ruins. These include the captivating Acropolis of Thassos. Situated on a hillside overlooking the capital, the Acropolis is accessible via a path from the Agora, which includes ancient carved steps. An ancient theater can also be found and still hosts performances during the summer season. Sunsets and sunrises, in particular, are magical from the cliffs nearby.

Thassos' dining scene offers a delicious blend of both local and Greek staples, as well as typical international grill options. Most restaurants are found along the harborfront and downtown, especially along 18is Oktovriou. Look out for delicious dishes like Pitarakia, a golden pastry stuffed with cheese, and Tatarka, a rich stew of vegetables and herbs. Seafood and fish are plentiful, with recommended dishes including Kolios Gouna, a mouth-watering smoked mackerel dish.

Inland from Thassos, the villages of Panagia and Potamia offer a number of sites of note. These include the Sotirelis Olive Oil Museum, an olive oil producer with excellent displays to explain the process, and the Polygnotos Vagis Museum. The latter offers an exceptional collection of the renowned artist's sculptures. Be sure to explore the Church of the Kimisis tou Theotokou, too, with its colorful interior murals. Both villages are also exceptionally photogenic and within 15 minutes from Thannos' center by car.

Car or van rental in Thassos grants easy access to the island's more rural gems. It takes under an hour to drive the entire length of the country by coast, allowing access to spectacular sites on the south coast. These include the alluring archeological site of Alyki, the island's best-preserved and most photogenic ruins. Further west, Limenaria's Metalia Beach is considered the best on the island. It is quiet, beautiful and sheltered and is flanked by the enigmatic ruins of an old mining factory.

Driving in Thassos

A car is the most convenient means of traversing Thassos. The island is encircled by a road that allows travel to each of its coastal villages. Inland travel is a bit more difficult, with less well-maintained roads and winding, hilly paths in and around Mount Ipsarion. Ideally, you can circle the island in as little as two hours, making round trips worth it from a base in Thassos Town.

Some attractions are accessible "off-road." These consist of unpaved, gravel roads that are recommended for jeeps only. If you are not hiring an adequate 4x4 vehicle, it's always best to park appropriately and walk to the destination to avoid damaging the car. Sites that require such access include Marble Beach, Giola and Ipsarion. Remember, in Thassos and the rest of Greece, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road.

Speed limits in Thassos Town are strictly 50 km/h, although it's recommended to drive slower due to pedestrian activity. Once you reach rural roads, speed limits increase to 90 km/h. There are no freeways on Thassos, which consists of two to single-lane roads. Some villages also enforce limited 30 km/h areas, so always abide by signposted limits and be careful of oncoming traffic around single-lane bends.

Parking in Thassos can be tricky. While Thassos Town has ample on-street parking and designated lots, these can become crowded during the peak summer months. A large parking lot can be found at the marina for easy access to the downtown area. Free on-street parking can also be found. Ensure you're parking considerably and not blocking main or private road access. Police do routinely ticket and remove vehicles that are improperly parked.

As with the rest of Greece, seatbelts are mandatory when driving in Thassos. Children and infants must also be properly seated with boosters and belts. Young children are not allowed to be seated in front of a vehicle. Failure to follow these rules will result in a fine if caught. It's worth noting that Thassos' population is small and that most fellow drivers will likely be tourists during high season.

Most visitors pick up their car rental in Thassos after arriving by ferry. As Thassos Town is walkable, this can be done at any time during your stay. Rental cars allow for easy access to the island's less central beaches, hiking points and picture-postcard mountain villages.

Car and van hire in Greece with Enterprise

Enterprise Greece offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Thassos

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Thassos

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Thassos, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.