Hotel Zafira

The family-run Hotel Zafira are at one end of Skala Rachoni, just steps away from the beach. Besides the beachside location, the pool’s the main event. It’s massive and comes complete with a whirlpool bath and a separate option for children. Meanwhile, you’ll find drinks and snacks at the pool bar.

If you’d rather relax on the beach, free sunloungers are available for guests, and you can have drinks brought down to you, if you like.

The hotel’s main restaurant serves buffet breakfasts, while in the afternoon a bar menu offers light bites. The two main highlights are the weekly barbecue night and meze night. These also feature quizzes and bingo.

Overview of Skala Rachoni

If you’re looking for a holiday to Thassos where you can enjoy white-sand beaches, shallow waters, tree-covered mountains and an idyllic resort, then a trip to Skala Rachoni is perfect.

Here, you can get a sample of untouched Greek village life. Located in the north-west corner of the island, the resort’s retained its quiet vibe in spite of its growing popularity.

With fantastic hotels like the Hotel Zafira, an unspoilt beach and quiet tavernas offering local cuisines, Skala Rachoni is a get-away-from-it-all retreat and a romantic resort rolled into one.

In addition to all this, you’re only 15 minutes away from the island’s capital of Thassos Town if you fancy a change of pace.

Things to do in Skala Rachoni

Surrounding the Hotel Zafira, you’ll find a great range of bars and traditional tavernas that serve Greek food and local beers. They all line the beachfront, so they’re top spots to escape the sun and soak up the views. In the evening, it’s a romantic spot for dinner and a bottle of wine.

The main centre of the resort is only 500 metres away. Spend your days here checking out the local produce in the main square, enjoying some home-cooked delights and admiring the impressive architecture of the church that’s hidden behind the harbour.

If you love to walk and explore, there’s an hour-long scenic walking route towards the original village of Rahoni that’s famous for its production of honey and olive oil.

A rural and picturesque fishing village, Skala Rachoni is a top holiday destination if you’re looking to unwind and escape the stresses of 21st-century life.

Resort Summary

If you want to escape it all and leave civilisation behind during holidays to Greece, the sleepy village of Skala Rachoni could be just the place you’re looking for. Located in the northwest corner of Thassos, the rural fishing harbour is surrounded by mountains covered in fragrant pine trees and olive groves, offering scenic harbour views.

As Thassos island grows in popularity as a holiday destination, Skala Rachoni has maintained a quiet and unpretentious vibe, remaining one of the few unspoiled areas on the island. You can experience a taste of the local lifestyle as you walk past chattering men standing in cafe-bars and the smell of Greek cooking permeating the air.

Because Skala Rachoni’s less than a 15-minute drive from the island’s lively capital of Thassos Town, you can be in the thick of it in no time should you suddenly wish to escape the peace and tranquillity.