Gkiola is a beautiful natural lagoon, like a swimming pool carved into the rocks. The water is warmer than the sea, which makes it pleasant for swimming. The place is unknown and the access there is difficult.
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When Apostle Paul dreamt of a tall impressive Macedonian man who stood in front of him and asked him to “come and pray in Macedonia” he decided to set sails for Neapolis. In winter of the year 49, Apostle Paul landed for the first time on the Greek mainland in Agios Nikolaos area closed to Neapoli (today’s Kavala).
Probably the biggest reason for people coming to Philippi is to experience and walk through the ruins of the city that had the claim of being the first Christian congregation in Europe. Philippi is a hot destination for people coming to Greece on pilgrimage tours and cruises.
Well-known and…of course crowded, is also the beach of Psili Ammos. With clean water, said to have healing properties, this beach usually gathers young people, who seem to be in mood for parties from morning…till the next one! There is also a tavern where you can enjoy your lunch or diner.
It is located just outside of Limenaria, at the south part of the island, behind the famous monument "Palataki". Here the sand is white, a unique phenomenon of originality and beauty, while the surrounded area is covered with black metal, thus creating a rare natural work of art.
Placed in the southern part of the island, in two locations - one in Potos and another one, right on the beach of Pefkari, the diving center is led by professional divers with prestigious international certifications like SSI, PADI,CMAS,CEDIP,UDI with an experience that spreads over 35 years. Diver to diver is not only a diving center - the first established in Thassos - but also a volunteer rescue center - the only one recognized by the Hellenic coast guard.