Are you looking for a quiet and less touristic place to accommodate you during your holidays on Thassos?
Then you may consider to book your stay at the traditional mountainous village of Theologos. The village is located in the South part of Thassos, 60 kms away from Limenas port and 39 kms from Skala Prinos port. There you can find the cozy traditional boutique guest house “Elaion Terra” with its lovely host Mrs. Athina.
Where to stay in Thassos: Short introduction to Theologos village
Theologos was first the island’s capital. (*Today the capital is Limenas/Thassos Town). The village name was first referenced in 1827 during the Byzantine years. The name comes from a monastery dedicated to Ioannis (one of Jesus Christ first students). The monastery still exists and is located in today’s cemetery in the north part of the village.
As a settlement it was established during the Ottoman Empire in 1591. Due to piracy, many locals from coastal villages looked for a shelter up in the village of Theologos. Greeks and Turks used to live in two different neighbourhoods. Archaggelos church known as the area of “Metohi” was the border between these two neighbourhoods.
Theologos has two main churches which are open during summer time from 08:00 am to 18:00 pm for visit. St. Dimitrius and St. Paraskevi, which were built in 1803 and 1843 respectively. Upon their construction, the road connecting them became the central street of the village as it seen today.
Where to stay in Thassos: Theologos-part of the five historic sites of Greece
From the second half of the 17th century onwards Theologos is the largest village on the island of Thassos. Until the mid of the 19th century Theologos was island’s capital and its political and administrative centre as well. In 2004 Theologos became part of the five historic sites of Greece.
Why is Theologos a must visit today
Where to stay in Thassos: Theologos stunning architecture
A first time visitor will be amazed by the Macedonian traditional architecture of the village. The village consists of beautiful narrow stone streets and old stone houses with slate tile roofing. The whole area is surrounded by the forest’s rich green colour.
Moreover, the views to the fully covered by green mountains, at both sides of the village are breathtaking. The views will invite you to follow the paths leading to dense forests full of pane trees, chest nuts and pine trees.
Many walkers and nature lovers choose Theologos as a starting point for trekking and hiking through the mountains. Many people drive as well by 4×4 Jeeps from Theologos to Ypsarion Mountain (highest mountain of Thassos).
The famous stone bridge in Theologos
Apart from the beautiful nature and the picturesque architecture, in Theologos you can also find a unique stone bridge. The bridge was built back in the 1917 and is one of best well preserved old bridges in Greece. It all makes a peaceful and nostalgic environment travelling you back through the centuries.
To discover more about the rich history of the village take the chance to visit the folklore museum. The visitor will get fascinated by the beautiful traditional costumes, housekeeping tools and the Thassian rich history.
It is also needless to say that Greek people are very friendly, hospitable and easy going. They love talking about history, traditions and old memories. Try to approach them and get to know the history from first hand.
It is no more a secret that many visitors visit Theologos just to taste the delicious lamb dishes at the local taverns. According to the rumours here is where the best lamb, meat dishes and local Greek wine are served.
Climate of Theologos
Last but not least during the hot months of July and August, Theologos has still got refreshing nights and mornings. Find yourself waking up in a healthy environment with fresh air and a perfect climate for outdoor activities.
Concluding, Theologos is a lively traditional Greek village with many options. The visitor can choose to either take a long walk in the mountains, visit the good taverns and cafes and meet the locals. Or on the other hand, he can just sit back and relax away from the crowds. Theologos is the best hideaway! If someone wants to know how it feels to live like an authentic villager or islander then Theologos is the place to be for him.
Regarding sea lovers, Theologos is not far from the nice famous beaches like Psili Ammos (15 kms by car) or Metalleia Beach (14 kms). The bustling cosmopolitan village of Potos is also just 11 kms away.
Car hire in Theologos
In the village there isn’t any car hire company physically present. There is one bus station in the village centre. You can find local car hire companies in Potos.
Potos Car Rentals, partner of Elaion Terra, offers free collection/return from/to Theologos. The friendly staff will come to collect you from the hotel with no extra charge. They even drop you back at the return. Potos Car Rentals is a local company, which exists since 1988. The company offers good prices and friendly service. For prices and car models visit the website https://www.rentacarpotos.gr/ and make your booking online. Or feel free to ask the host of Elaion Terra Mrs. Athina to arrange a rental car for you.
Where to stay in Theolgos. Presentation of Elaion Terra
Elaion Terra means land of the olive trees in the Greek language. It is a boutique guest house located close to the village center near shops, taverns and cafes. At the same time it is a few steps away from the stone bridge with its river forming the perfect hideaway.
Insisting on perfection and paying attention to detail every room of theirs, is designed for a comfortable and memorable stay. Wooden ceiling, elegant lighting, lace curtains add a touch of modernism while following traditional architectural guidelines.
All rooms provide king size double bed with a hypo-allergic memory foam mattress. Moreover, the guest can find coffee/tea maker, mini bar, 24’’ LCD cable TV, WiFi access and A/C.
Highlight of the rooms are the private bathrooms fully equipped with olive oil toiletries for a pleasant and revitalizing body and face care.
Free parking on the premises is also provided. Traditional homemade Greek buffet breakfast is served daily in the garden. The breakfast is made by local ingredients and the view to the mountain is spectacular.
Would you like to feel the Elaion Terra experience and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing and peaceful stay?
Then book directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply call +306997116056 (What’sApp / Viber available as well).
Wish you a wonderful holiday in Theologos!