Thassos Island

Welcome to Thassos Island!

In northern Greece, there is a hidden jewel of the Aegean sea – Thassos island. Its greenery in the contrast with crystal clear waters will take your breath away. The most beautiful beaches and small villages overlooking the sparkling sea are ideal for magnificent sunsets. Although this island is beautiful and cherished for its nature, it also has meaningful history and has historical importance of great value.

Mythology: As Greek mythology narrates, Thassos island was the home of Staphylus, the beloved of the God Dyonissos. The myth still gives some magical light to this small island.

Prehistory: It has been discovered that on this very island there was life from the Palaeolithic period and it continued during the Neolithic, Bronze age and Iron age. Some of the remains can still be seen near Limenaria village.

Antique history: This period leaves many rich ruins to testify to the colourful life that was led. The remains of amphitheatres and other archaeological sites are proved to be an experience you will never forget. Visit Ancient agora in Limenas (the capital of the island), the Archaeological Museum of Thassos and the Acropolis of Thassos.

History: Everywhere on this island, you can find the remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Many important churches still adorn this place: The Byzantine Monastery of Thassos, St. Panteleimon Monastery, Kazaviti, and The Monastery of the Assumption in Maries are just a few monasteries to visit on this magical island.

Modern Thassos: This is the island that perfectly matches the old part of the island with the new and modern way of life. While the traditional villages like Panagia and Theologos will bring you peace and quiet time enjoying the delicious food, the port in Limenas and the bars near the sea will give you the sensation of perfect nightlife fun.

As this island is close to the city of Kavala and its port it is very well connected with the continental part of Greece which gives it the benefit of a strong economy and trade. Tourism on the island is very well developed and tourists all over the world look forward to visiting it every summer. Don’t miss the magic of the emerald green Thassos Island!

 

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