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Thassos, our island

Wiled in the island of sirens ...

Thassos is the northern island of Thrakiki sea, and it is only 7-8 miles across the coast of eastern Macedonia, near the Gulf of Keramoti and the Nestos River Delta. He has previously described as the greenest island, a small nursery in the middle of the sea. The term Ypsario (1,127 m,) is full of cedar trees, fir trees, oaks and chestnuts, and the lower the altitude, stick up olives, and pine trees, framing the endless beaches. The nature dominated by two entities: the northeast dominated by steep ravines, while the southwest shore overgrown leads smoothly into riches beaches. It is such a natural attraction to identify, according to mythology, Thasos island of the Sirens.

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History of the island:
The tradition has linked its name with Thassos, son of Poseidon or other version of Aginora, king of the Phoenicians. This, agrees with the official historical perspective, shows that the first inhabitants of the region were Phoenicians, who installed a commercial station in Thassos. According to other historical evidence, in 700 BC, led by Parians Tesesikli driven Thrace and the inhabited island. It is an indisputable fact that Thassos has become a major financial center thanks to deposits of gold available. The port gate has been host of intellectual property assets all season, making the island a great spiritual center. Thassos overrun in 338 BC by Philip and was the province of the Byzantine rule for two centuries until it was occupied by Avarous. Byzantium until the return of destruction by the Saracens. Come in possession of Franks for centuries, until the ypetaxan the Turks in 1455. Following were the Mehmet Ali of Egypt. Released in 1912 and the Treaty of Bucharest in 1913. passed on Greek territory. 


On the island, one can also see monuments which are held by the glorius days of the past, as the walls of the fortress of the ancient city, the temple of Apollo and the sanctuary of Dionysos. An important reason to choose this island for your holiday is the fact that it is one of the very few who are so close to inner land and thus gives you the opportunity to make many more trips to the plenty of archaeological sites arround and to visit beautiful towns across northern Greece.

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  • Limenas or so called Thassos. The Islands capital.
  • Theologos. It was the capital from about 1700 to 1950 ac. Geographicaly, it has in its possesion the 1/3 of the island, including the following 

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Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθούντος, Αλεξάνδρου Ιεροσολύμων, Ιωάννου Ζιχνών
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Ο Αυτοκράτορας Ηράκλειος συντρίβει στη Νινευί Μεσοποταμίας τον περσικό στρατό του Χοσρόη.
1803
Το ολοκαύτωμα στο Κούγκι όπου ο ιερομόναχος Σαμουήλ με 5 Σουλιώτες βάζει φωτιά στο βαρέλι με την πυρίτιδα και ανατινάσσονται στον αέρα.
1820
Οι Σουλιώτες επανέρχονται στην Πατρίδα τους, μετά από συμφωνία με τον Αλή Πασά, και μετέχουν στον πόλεμο μαζί του εναντίον του σουλτάνου.
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