If you have kids and visiting Thassos Island, you are in for a treat. Thassos Island has been blessed with a brand new Aqua Park in Skala Marion. Do you know what that means? It’s time for your little ones to have some fun while you rest and enjoy a drink on the beach! Here is everything you need to know about the Aqua Park Thassos, one of the best 101 things to see on the island.
PS: Here is our complete Thassos Ferry Guide to keep you and your loved ones on the move as you begin your journey to Thassos Island.
GET TO KNOW THE AQUA PARK THASSOS
Where is the Aqua Park Thassos?
You will find the Aqua Park Thassos Island is 400 meters from the scenic port village of Skala Maries. Contrary to what you might think if you hear of Aqua Parks, the venue is right in the ocean. Fortunately, it faces the west side of the island and is protected by the strong south and strong winds from the port and the natural landscape of the Faros peninsula in the area.
What floaties can you find in the Aqua Park Thassos?
There are multiple floaties in the waterpark, and it is easy to walk or swim from one to another. If you want numbers, there are 7 gaming areas, with the most popular being the new addition of the bouncy floaty on the southern corner. Among others, you will find a swing, slides, obstacles, and my favorite, the trampoline.
How deep is the water in the Aqua Park Maries?
The water in the Aqua Park Maries is between 3 to 4 meters deep, making the park one of its kind. Whereas other waterparks are on land, this aquapark is in the ocean, about 30 meters away from the sandy beach. Even though at 4 meters depth, the water is so clear that you can see the sandy bottom.
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Is there an age limit to enter the Aqua Park Maries?
Yes, you must be above three years old and at least 1.10 meters (3.6ft) tall. Fortunately, there is no maximum age restriction, so feel free to celebrate your fiftieth birthday on the watery slides of Aqua Park Thassos. If you don’t feel like it, remember that kids below six years of age may need to be accompanied, so you might as well give it a try!
Do you have to wear a life jacket to enter the Aqua Park Maries?
Absolutely yes! Your life jacket can prove extremely useful even if you are an experienced swimmer. After all, you are jumping around most of the time, so the life jacket is there to protect you and others in case something unfortunate happens.
Is there a lifeguard on duty in the Aqua Park Thassos?
Yes, there is always a lifeguard on duty in the Aqua Park Maries. He usually sits on the western side of the waterpark, overlooking the kids and adults playing. Remember, his job is to interfere in case of imminent danger, and he is not a babysitter. So, if you’re looking for a guardian, you might want to accompany your kids.
Is it safe for kids to play in the Aqua Park Maries?
In short, yes. But, at the same time, safety is a somewhat relative term and means different things for different parents. Of course, Aqua Park Maries is a legit business that follows all relevant rules and precautions.
Plus, all the floaties strictly comply with high standards certified by TUV EN15649 and are made by Aquaglide, a German company with many years of experience in marine amusement parks.
Also, note that every child or adult that enters the Aqua Park must know swimming.
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How much does it cost to play in the Aqua Park Thassos?
A half-an-hour entry to the aqua park will set you off for 6 euros. One hour will be 10. And 15 euros if you want to get a day pass. Depending on your pay, you will get a different-color band so that the lifeguard and personnel can notice. When your time is up, they will approach you or your kid and inform you accordingly.
Do you get insurance for playing in the waterpark?
When you enter the aqua park, you sign a waiver and play at your own risk. There is no insurance for injuries from irresponsible actions, so behave accordingly. Of course, the floaties follow all required specifications and safety precautions. But if you want ultimate peace of mind, contact your insurance agent and ask about their coverage for such activities.
Is there a beach bar near the Aqua Park Maries?
Yes, the Aqua Park Maries is next to the Sunset Beach Bar in Platanes Beach. You can buy a day pass for your kids while you relax in the sunbed and soak in the Greek sun with a cocktail at hand!
What are the opening times for the Thassos Aqua Park?
The Aqua Park Thassos is open daily from 10.30 in the morning until 7.30 in the evening. The best time to play is, of course, when the sun is at its lowest point possible, so around 11 am or 7 pm. Note, however, that when the wind is too strong or there is a thunderstorm on the way, the Aqua Park may temporarily close.
GETTING TO AQUA PARK MARIES
How to get to the Aqua Park Thassos from Skala Maries?
From the center of Skala Marion, you must walk or drive 300 meters to reach the Aqua Park Thassos. However, if you are on the southern side of the port with the car, you would need to do a 2-kilometer loop since the road between the taverns and port is one-way.
How to get to the Aqua Park Maries from Limenaria?
Although you can follow the main coastal road from Limenaria to Skala Maries, taking the northern route through Kalyvia might save you from some traffic and even gain you a minute or two. The two paths are about the same length (8 kilometers), but the northern route is flatter and less twisty. It is no coincidence locals prefer it even if at some point you have to cross a short dirt road (PS: don’t be afraid to chat with the locals!)
How to get to the Aqua Park Thassos from Limenas?
The 31 kilometers from Limenas to the Aqua Park Thassos will take 35 minutes to drive. It’s a lot of time in the car, but your kids will thank you for bringing them to such a unique Aqua Park! So, prepare yourself and the family for a memorable time in Thassos on the Maries Aqua Park.
In short, visiting Aqua Park should be part of your Thassos plans. By the way, if you haven’t decided on your Thassos itinerary yet, check one of my suggested itineraries for your Thassos holidays: a 7-day itinerary, a 5-day itinerary, or a shorter 4-day itinerary.
BONUS TIP: Top Places to Stay in Maries
- Kleopatra Sea View – Stay near one of the most scenic sandy beaches of Thassos: Atspas. Kleopatra Sea View is a modern house with all the facilities you will need.
- Athanasia Rooms – Hotel Athanasia is a small family business on the beautiful island of Thassos in Northern Greece. It is built in the center of the capital of Thassos, Limenas, in a very quiet and green area. Recently renovated, it is ideal for families and couples.
- Atoli Studios – With ocean views, you can take in nature. And with brand new furniture and smart TV, you can soak up the luxury of Atoli Studios.
I hope this condensed guide about the Aqua Park of Thassos proves helpful.
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