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Marble Beach Thassos: a beach like no other

by | Jul 15, 2023 | ThasosHolidays

How Marble Beach Thassos looks from the south
Everything you need to know about Marble Beach Thassos with unique footage and local tips! Prepare to fall in love with the place in no time!

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Here is everything you need to know about Marble Beach Thassos before visiting this unique attraction of Thassos island. Keep reading to discover the ins and outs of Marble or Saliara Beach Thassos and get ready to be amazed!

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GET TO KNOW MARBLE BEACH THASSOS

Saliara Beach from the air

What is Marble Beach Thassos like?

Imagine a 70-meter-long pristine bay covered with tiny white pebbles intermingled with sand. But that’s not ordinary sand; it has taken a white color from the nearby marble quarry. Then, place some pine trees on all sides leading to the majestic cliff above. Welcome to the unique Marble Beach on Thassos island.

You can swim from Porto Vathy to Marble Beach or vice versa

Where is Marble Beach?

You can find Marble Beach, also known as Saliara Beach, 5 kilometers southeast of the capital of Thassos Island, Limenas. The closest beach is that of Porto Vathy in the immediate next bay. The two beaches are so close that you can even swim the 200 meters that separate them.

And of course, when you get hungry at the end of a long day of exploring, here are the best restaurants in Thassos and top wineries in Thassos!

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GETTING TO MARBLE BEACH

The connecting road that passes by Marble Beach

How to get to Marble Beach?

Although three roads lead to Marble Beach, the best way to get there is through Limenas. Drive towards Makryammos and keep following the dirt road along the coastline until you reach Marble Beach on your left.

Note that, along the way, your car will collect so much white dust from the nearby marble quarries that it will turn white in no time. Yet, that is a small price to pay to get to Marble Beach.

The view from Marble Beach Thassos

Can any car go to Marble Beach?

Technically, yes. Yet, if you rent a vehicle, remember to ask the rental car company if they allow you to go to dirt roads. If that’s a yes, the decision boils down to whether you want to let your car get dirty.

The part from Limenas through Makryammos is primarily flat, and any car can drive it. That is not the case with the steeper dirt roads from Golden Beach and Panagia.

Saliara Beach during sunset

How long does it take to reach Marble Beach?

If you take the recommended route through Makryammos, you will drive about 7 kilometers from Limenas. That means you can be at Marble beach in less than fifteen minutes. Prepare to drive slow; pay attention to the oncoming cars and the traffic, and you will be fine.

The view of Saliara Beach from above

Can I take a taxi boat to Marble beach?

Yes, you can take a taxi boat from Limenas port to Marble Beach. Although the schedule may vary throughout the season, expect at least one ride in each direction. The most popular route leaves Limenas at 10.30 am and returns at 6 pm. You can just turn up at the port since there is no need for advanced bookings.

You will arrive at the port near Porto Vary, less than 300 meters from Marble Beach. In other words, expect to walk for about 7 minutes to reach Marble Beach from the port. The one-way trip will set you off for about 10 euros, or half for kids below 10.

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Can I walk to Marble Beach?

You certainly can. The only question is if you want. The shortest route from Limenas is about 8 kilometers. Yet, the distance is the least of your concern. Many cars may come by during this short hike and raise that annoying marble dust into your face.

Thankfully, everybody nowadays has a mask handy, so that would be one of the few times you may be grateful for the pandemic. In any case, if you decide to walk to Marble Beach, remember to wear your sneakers since hiking 16 kilometers under the Greek sun may not be the easiest feat of all.

How Marble Beach looks from the north

What is the best time to visit Marble Beach?

If you want to experience the majesty of Marble beach at its best, make sure to visit it early in the morning, when the crowds have not yet formed. There is nothing like walking in this pristine location all by yourself! To increase your chances of enjoying Marble Beach without crowds, go there before July or after August.

MARBLE BEACH ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling around small fish

What to do in Marble Beach Thassos?

Although just 70 meters long, Marble Beach has all you would ever ask for from a notoriously unique beach destination. Pick your sunbed and take in the vibes below your umbrella, enjoying your cocktail or snack from the beach bar. Or stay under the sun and get that tan you deserve.

Once you feel a bit hot, enter the water and prepare to be surprised by its emerald colors. That is an excellent opportunity to snorkel or swim around to appreciate the majestic surroundings.

Feel free to also check this ultimate list of 101 things to do in Thassos!

View from above Marble Beach Thassos

What is the water like in Marble Beach Thassos?

The white sand and the marble elements from the nearby quarry give the water in Marble Beach an emerald color that reminds you of the Tropics. And more often than not, the currents keep the water particularly clear. As a result, it is a great spot to go snorkeling (or scuba diving) and explore underwater marine life.

The marble flinders at Marble Beach Thassos facts about Thassos

Is Marble Beach Thassos deep?

Marble Beach in Thassos has relatively shallow waters. Yet, at about 5 meters from the shore, the sea deepens abruptly. Don’t worry, though, as you will always be able to see the bottom. That is also why Marble Beach is such a great snorkeling destination in Thassos!

REVIEWS MARBLE BEACH

Thassos travel mistakes Marble Beach full of sunbeds

Why does Marble Beach not have 5 stars in Google reviews?

Although preferences and opinions are subjective, the relatively high cost of drinks and renting an umbrella in Marble Beach may have played their role in the reviews. And because it is a small beach, it can quickly get crowded, which means some visitors could not find a spot and had to turn back.

Apart from the obvious, there is also a different factor that explains some negative reviews. During the last decade, Marble Beach has been the point of discussion for locals and tourists alike. The previous deluxe beach bar in the area helped Marble beach acquire its reputation. Yet, for some reason, it had to shut down.

The clean water at Marble Beach Thassos

During that time, more and more tourists wanted to visit the beach, which often had to host double or triple the amount of guests compared to its standard capacity. Just imagine hundreds of tourists flocking to this 70-meter-long beach. Any good experience can quickly turn around, especially if combined with the high expectations and the hype of such a unique beach.

As a result, Marble Beach shortly acquired a bad reputation that fortunately did not last long but left its mark on Google reviews. After a short period, a new beach bar opened in the area in the form of a cantina that offered organized sunbeds. Today, one thing is sure about Marble Beach: it is worth checking out because of its uniqueness.

COST AT MARBLE BEACH

Sunset at Marble Beach, facts about Thassos

How much to pay for a sunbed in Marble Beach?

Although the cost may vary from season to season, expect to pay around 10 to 15 euros for a sunbed with a plastic umbrella. That price usually includes a drink, either a coffee or a soft drink. However, that is just an indication of the cost, which may change from time to time.

Can you park in Marble Beach?

Yes, there is a spacious parking spot where you can leave your car while you are in Marble Beach. And the best part? It is entirely free!

The marble flinders at Saliara Beach

Can I lay my towel for free?

Technically, yes. Marble Beach is a public area, which means you have the right to visit it at no cost. Yet, because the beach bar rents some space to place its sunbeds and umbrellas on this small beach, you may not easily find a free spot. The solution? Visit early in the morning!

In short, visiting Marble Beach 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Marble Beach, Thassos

1. Why is it called Marble Beach?

It’s named for the marble pebbles and cliffs surrounding it. The shining, white marble gives the water an incredible turquoise hue, making it a unique spot on Thassos.

2. How do I get to Marble Beach?

Marble Beach, also known as Saliara Beach, is accessible by a rough dirt road from Limenas. A car or a motorbike can get you there, but be prepared for a bit of a bumpy ride.

3. Is there an entrance fee?

No, accessing Marble Beach is free. Enjoy the stunning views and crystal-clear waters without any cost.

4. Are there any facilities on Marble Beach?

Yes, there’s a beach bar offering drinks and snacks. However, amenities are quite basic, so bring what you need, including sun protection and water.

5. Can I rent sunbeds or umbrellas at Marble Beach?

Yes, sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent. They provide comfort and shade, perfect for a full day under the sun.

6. Is Marble Beach suitable for families?

Absolutely! The clear, shallow waters make it a safe and fun choice for children. Just keep an eye on them, as always.

7. What’s the best time to visit Marble Beach?

To avoid crowds, aim for early morning or late afternoon. July and August are the busiest months, so consider visiting in June or September for a quieter experience.

8. Can I swim at Marble Beach?

Yes, the water is invitingly clear and perfect for swimming. The marble pebbles also create a unique underwater scene, ideal for snorkeling.

9. Are there any accommodation options near Marble Beach?

While there are no accommodations directly on Marble Beach, nearby Limenas and Makryammos offer a range of options, from hotels to private villas.

10. What should I bring to Marble Beach?

Pack water, snacks, sun protection, and if possible, water shoes. The marble pebbles are beautiful but can be tough on bare feet.

CONCLUSION

I hope this condensed guide about Marble Beach proves helpful.

In any case, I would like to hear your opinion about Saliara or Marble Beach.

Are you looking forward to swimming in its crystal-clear waters?

Maybe you have a question about it that is not answered here.

Or, if you have been to Marble Beach before, what are your thoughts about it?

Either way, leave a quick comment below now!

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Remember, visiting Marble Beach is among the Top 21 Reasons to visit Thassos!

To explore more, check out these Top 17 Day Trip Ideas in Thassos.

If you’re convinced you should visit Marble Beach and the island, here is how to get to Thassos via air and ferry routes.

You also want to be smart about the timing of your holidays, so check the Thassos weather patterns and the best time to visit the island.

My favorite times are late spring and early autumn, but you may also want to visit Thassos in winter.

Whichever season and time you arrive on the island, make sure to follow these 24 Thassos Travel Tips and avoid the following 20 common Thassos Travel mistakes.

And when you want to read something fun about the island during your holidays, here are 35 fun facts about Thassos.

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