Let’s start from the beginning, for those who have never traveled to Thassos, as well as those who are thinking to come again.
Thassos is the northernmost island in the Aegean. It is only 7-8km from the coast of eastern Macedonia, exactly 12 nautical miles from Kavala (one hour and fifteen minutes by ferry) and 6 miles from Keramoti (half an hour by ferry).
The area of the island is 393km square, and the circumference is 93km. The island is almost straight, circular in shape and the main road extends along the coast, making a circle around the island. The side roads are separated from the main road and lead to the villages.
Thassos is the ninth largest island in Greece.
Geographically, Thassos belongs to a territory called Thrace, and Kavala prefecture. Thassos belongs to three other small uninhabited islands, Tasopoulo, Kinira and Panagia.
According to the latest census, Thassos has a population of 16,000 and this number is increasing year by year. In addition to the Greeks, a large number of Albanians, Bulgarians, Germans and English were permanently settled in Thassos.
According to historical data, Thassos was first settled 2000 years ago by Thracians. They also gave him the first name ‘Aerie’ which would roughly mean ‘airy’ and then ‘Chrisy’ which means Golden Island due to the richness of gold ore. According to Herodotus, the island was named Thassos after the son of the Phoenician king Agenor, who by mythology reached Thassos in search of his sister Europe, stolen by Zeus.
Thassos capital is Limenas with a population of about 4,000. Limenas is also called Thassos. It is the largest place and at the same time the largest port on the island.
On the south of the island, there is the second largest place on the island called Limenaria. Limenaria has a population of about 3000 and is a bit smaller than Limenas.
Very interesting places for tourists are, apart from Limenaria and Limenas, Potos which is much smaller, as well as the Skala Potamia and Golden beach.
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