Not everyone speaks Greek, but you may want to learn more about the Greek life, culture and nature.
Therefore we will be happy to provide information, tips and help.
Apart from Dutch and Greek, we also speak English and German.
On request we can organize activities or other matters. Following you will find a number of examples.
But if you have special requests or ideas, please contact us and we will see for the possibilities.
How do I get on Thassos?
For more information about the trip to Thassos, we simply refer to the (sister) web site of Studio Jota. Click here to read all about it.
But if you need some assistance, we will be pleased to help you.
Transport to and from the ferry
At your request we will await you at the ferry (for a reasonable fee) and bring you to your holiday home. If we are not available, we can arrange a taxi to be waiting for you at the ferry. We can also help if you want to rent a car for the entire holiday. We will arrange that the car is ready for you at the port, so you will save taxi costs. Of course we will provide a clear itinerary to your destination, and the same of course for your return.
If you would like to explore the mountains with a jeep, but you cannot (or donít want to) drive yourself, we will drive for you and show you some of the beautiful spots of Thassos. Even with a picnic if you want.
On Clean Monday this is the end of the carnival period and the beginning of the 40 days fasting before Easter. We will take you to celebrate this exuberant day among the Greeks with a traditional lunch and ouzo, the carnival parade and of course Greek music and dance.
2015 - 23 February
2016 - 13 March
2017 - 27 February
2018 - 19 February
In Greece, Easter is the most important religious celebration. On Good Friday there is a procession, on Saturday night there is a midnight mass in the church where at midnight the Holy Light is transmitted to everyone. After that the Greeks turn home with their burning candles to eat (usually mayiritsa-soup). The fasting is over.
On Sunday there will be outside grills, usually a lamb on the spit.
We will take you to experience all this.
2015 - 12/13 April
2016 - 1/2 May
2017 - 16/17 April (same as Western Easter)
2018 - 8/9 April
The Orthodox Easter is not always on the same date as Western Easter!
On Thassos the olives are picked from the beginning of November. Usually in this time you have wonderful sunny weather!
For the Greeks with many olive trees this means weeks of hard work. But the Greeks wouldnít be the Greeks if they didnít make the best out of it. Entire families go every day to there groves gathering the olives for the delicious Thassos-olive oil. Of course you cannot work without having to eat, so at lunch time they often have a barbecue in the grove. After eating and drinking they work some more hours and then bring the olives to the factory.
Would you also want to know how itís like and help with the harvest and see the process from tree to oil, we can also arrange that for you.