Giola, Island of Thassos, Greece

This summer I visited beautiful Greek island of Thassos. It was my first visit to Greece and I was very pleasantly surprised. The true gem of the visit was finding a place called Giola. These are the pictures I took there.

Giola lagoon thassos

giola lagoon island thassos

Beautiful pictures of Giola, Thassos

As you can see it is a beautiful natural lagoon, like a swimming pool carved into the rocks. Water is little bit warmer then outside sea which makes it extremely pleasant to swim in. Not many people know about it and it is extremely hard to get to.

Here is a video I made at the location.


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38 Comments

  1. Lynn
    Aug 31st, 2011

    Have you ever seen the movie David? It is about a young boy who escaped a prison camp, with the help of his captor, who used to love David's mother. The man was being transferred to another camp and knew that David would not fare well under his new captor's watch. The captor told him to go to Denmark, which was a long ways away. He gave him a compass and told him to keep going north. It is a great film, but I was wondering if you had seen it so you might be able to confirm if one of the places David visited in his travels was not this very place in your photo. It looks so familiar, but perhaps there is more than one lovely place like this in that part of the world.

  2. Dreamlivin'
    May 13th, 2010

    Thanks for the great dream-fodder! Wonderful gift you have.

  3. Jan 31st, 2010

    Hello Vladimir,

    We were 5 times in Thassos (every year since we have 2 kids - now 8 and 5 years old - we are going there with our inflatable catamaran) and we thought we know very good the island! But you made us a Big surprise with this superb pictures! Please be so kind to explain us how to get to Giola. Million thanks! Andreea & co (Romania)

  4. Jan 13th, 2010

    really great & no words for explanation.

  5. gilang
    Nov 13th, 2009

    nice place guys... indonesia have a lake thats more beautiful than this (kelimutu lake).. visit it, very recommended

    • Nov 13th, 2009

      Thanks for the hint, sounds interesting :)

  6. Jelena
    Oct 12th, 2009

    Giola is so beautiful, that I couldn't resist and brought my kids there, 8 and 3 yrs old. We had wonderful times there and will visit Giola again.
    Giola is must seen and experienced.

  7. farhad
    Oct 10th, 2009

    B e a u t i f u L

  8. Sep 18th, 2009

    Giola is very beautiful and nice place.
    Thnks for your explanations.

  9. Sep 7th, 2009

    Great place, unfortunately it is indeed rather difficult to find. Nevertheless more and more people now know of its presence.

  10. Lulu
    Jul 29th, 2009

    What a great website. Vladimir, thank you for the beauty you help us to see...
    God bless your gift!!!

  11. Jul 21st, 2009

    Glad you could find this special place guys

  12. Gerard
    Jul 21st, 2009

    I visited Giola last week. It's a very nice place. Exactly as shown on your pictures. Thanks for your explanations. Without them, it's impossible to find the site.