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Giola Lagoon, Greece

From series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
An amazing natural pool is located on the island of Thassos in Greece. It was named Giola Lagoon. You can see this unusual lagoon in the immediate vicinity of the village of Astris. The path to this natural attraction is not easy. It passes through a rather difficult cross-country area. The coast in this area of the island is a series of rocky formations. Once a beautiful lagoon was also an unremarkable rock.

Giola Lagoon, Greece Strong waves destroyed the dome of this rock over time. A natural pool with crystal-clear emerald-colored water formed in its place. You can see huge rocks at the bottom of the lagoon even today. They were left from the destruction. This natural lagoon attracts and frightens at the same time. Not everyone dares to jump into it from a rocky cliff. The rocks at the bottom seem incredibly close and threatening. The sea raging nearby also adds to the thrill.

However, the lagoon is not empty. Curious tourists who want to take spectacular memorable photos visit it every day. Part of the large natural pool is located under a canopy. The lagoon is much larger than it might seem at first glance. Many beautiful legends are associated with the picturesque lagoon. The locals gave it a romantic unofficial name – "Aphrodite's Tear". According to one of the legends, Zeus created this picturesque pool for his beloved Aphrodite. Next - Swimming pool at LeCrans Hotel

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM ALPHA BANK' located in 6.42 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Potos Car Rentals S.A.' is located in 2.39 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Thasos LPG Station' in 2.41 km
Supermarket: 'Super Market Aliki' in 5.77 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 6.41 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacie' in 6.44 km
Police station: 'Αστυνομικό Τμήμα Θάσου' in 21 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Giola Tavern' in 0.06 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Megas Alexandros Airport KVA - in 37 km
 »  Limnos Airport LXS - in 88 km
 »  Alexandroupolis Airport AXD - in 111 km
 »  Thessaloniki Airport SKG - in 144 km
 »  Canakkale Airport CKZ - in 156 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Giola Lagoon

Aeolis Thassos Palace

Located in 1 km from Giola Lagoon
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Rooms: 45
Modernly decorated, all the units at Aeolis Thassos feature air conditioning, an LCD satellite TV and safe. The stylish bathroom includes a hairdryer … More: photo, rates and booking
Mathios Studios

Located in 2 km from Giola Lagoon
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Rooms: 2
All air-conditioned apartments include a seating area and TV with satellite channels. The kitchenette features an electric kettle and fridge. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Haus Moloches

Located in 3 km from Giola Lagoon
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Rooms: 7
Petra Mare Apartments

Located in 4 km from Giola Lagoon
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Rooms: 4
Opening to a balcony, all apartments are air conditioned and come with a stone-built fireplace. Each has a kitchenette with a mini fridge and cooking … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Giola Lagoon - Thassos

Golden Beach is regarded as the most picturesque and popular beach on the island. This part of the coast is known for its vast size and relaxing atmosphere. There are both lively areas next to popular restaurants and entertainment centers, as well as solitary areas for those looking for serene leisure. This sand beach is very flat and, thus, is popular among travelers with kids. There are also amazing tropical forests around the beach.
Aliki Beach is another popular leisure area. This part of the coast is located between well-known resort settlements, Aliki and Limenas. The beach is surrounded with scenic mountainous landscape. The coast is covered with soft golden sand, which turns water into unique azure colors. The place features excellent equipment and is informally divided in three areas. There's an area for traditional leisure, but also a dedicated area for nudists.

Travelers who will rest in Limenas will be able to visit the beautiful sandy Makryammos Beach . It will also be a great place for a family holiday, as the beach is shallow and therefore warms perfectly. Close to the coast loom thickets of tropical plants, so guests have the opportunity to change the hot coast for local natural attractions.
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