Giola Lagoon also known as Aphrodite’s Tear and according to Greek mythology was created by Zeus as a lagoon for his wife Aphrodite to bathe in.
Giola is a natural rocky pool which has been carved out of the rocks over millions of years. It can be found in Astris which is located in the south of Thassos. The rocks reach up to 8 metres from where many swimmers dive into the clear waters.
Giola Lagoon has become a very popular tourist attraction and can be very crowded especially in high season (July and August). Whenever you decide to visit, be sure to go early in the morning to avoid crowds.
When you arrive at Giola you will be met with a stunning view across the Aegean Sea to Mount Athos and over to the Monastery of Archangel Michael. Be sure to catch the sunrise or sunset and get to see for yourself the most photographed place in Thassos.
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A taverna recently opened up nearby, where you are able to eat lunch or dinner, otherwise be sure to take food with you as there are no shops close by.
Located on the beautiful island of Thasos is a natural rocky pool which is situated in the region of Astris.
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