HA0HW will be active again from Thassos Island (IOTA EU-174) 26 May - 6 June 2016 as SW8WW.
He will operate on 40 - 6m CW, SSB, RTTY.
He is planning to be also in CQ WW WPX CW Contest in SOAB Category.
QSL via home call, OQRS.
Laszlo SZABO, JOG U 14 IV. LH. I. 4, or P.O.BOX 24, PUSPOKLADANY HUNGARY 4151, Hungary.
Thassos is a tiny, circular island located about 8 miles away from the coastline of Macedonia, Greece. This island is considered to be the place of unspoiled beauty and is one of the most spectacular tourist spots not only in the country, but also in the planet. Exotic beaches and limitless beauty has been the prime attractions for worldwide tourists, who want to enjoy the traditional atmosphere of Greece in a quiet, relaxing way. Some of the most renowned places of this island are Skala Potamias, Thassos Town, Perfkari, Potos, Limenaria, and Golden Beach.
The beaches located on both the east and south coast of the island seem to be more popular among the tourists. However, if you are looking for quiet beaches and cove, head for the west coast of the island. Paradise Beach, Golden Beach, and Alyki are some of those beaches that are considered to be the best ones in this island. The beaches not only provide an ideal place to enjoy the sun, but also let the visitors enjoy swimming, as well as, watersports of various types.
Once you have landed in this island, it is possible that you will be reminded of the old, lazy days of the childhood. Gentle hills, forested mountains, and vast, green farmland will undoubtedly provide a picture-perfect view of the area. Moreover, people can also enjoy several activities like enjoying a quiet walk down the road, cycling through the road to reach atop the farmlands, or only go for a horse riding.
People can also explore the mountain villages, which are as elegant as it can get. Sotira, Potamia, Paries, and Panagia are some of the most renowned towns of this island located on the lap of mountains. All these villages are located off the traditional track and can be the reason behind a great adventurous trip. Visiting one of the villages is the best way to get familiar with the local culture and traditions in the best way possible.
Off the Track Vacation
The pine forests, olive groves, and the rugged mountains, all awaits you with untouched beauty and are best explore if you hire a mountain bike, or just travel by foot. Besides, there are some coastal paths that will surely soothe your mind like never before, and will leave you with a fresh and relaxing experience. This place has been the production house of pure white marbles for the past 2000 years.
Tourists can visit the ancient marble quarries and the only museum in the island. These places are a home to ancient marble statues, which would surely leave you mesmerized. People can also witness the marvelous marble sculptures being created by the local artists, and can also purchase one of them as a souvenir.
Summer days in this island are hot and dry with a maximum temperature not exceeding 27 degree Celsius. The transportation system is quite well, and the hotels offer luxurious accommodation. Therefore, great ready to enjoy the Greek Mythology, and cherish a quiet, peaceful, and one of the most memorable holidays of your life at the Thassos Island.