Thassos is a Greek island that can be found in the northern Aegean Sea. It is the northernmost Greek Island and also the 12th largest. Due to its proximity to the coastal region and its location, it is a popular tourist holiday spot for Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian and Albanian people. Thassos Island has a round shape. It does not have any deep bays or significant peninsulas, however off its coast, near the village of Skala Potamia, the Isle of Krambousa can be seen. Visitors can find the oldest church in Thassos on the Isle. As far as natural beauty goes, Thassos is full of wonders. One of these is the natural pool, Giola.
Giola is a beautiful natural lagoon carved in the rocks. Tourists call it the Mermaid Pool. Its waters are crystal clear and a beautiful turquoise color. Due to the fact that it is continuously heated by the sea, the water of the pool is warmer than that of the sea. The lagoon is about 8 meters deep and 10 meters wide. You can easily swim around or simply lay back and relax. The stone walls of the lagoon are littered with sea urchins. As a result, in order to get in the water you have to jump.
The road to the beach and the lagoon is quite difficult, but worth it. You cannot see Giola from the road and the only way to reach it is by food. The lagoon is next to the settlement Astris. In order to get to it, you have to climb down the forest road. The way is rocky, therefore you have to be very careful. However, once you descend about 300 m, you are able to see the natural pool and the cliffs surrounding it.
Giola is one of the main attractions of Thassos. Many tourists venture down the bumpy road in order to see its turquoise waters and none have ever returned disappointed. Would you like to be there right now?
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