Let's start from the beginning, for those who have never been to Thassos, as well as for those who wonder whether to come.
Thasos is the northernmost island in the Aegean. From the coast of eastern Macedonia, it is only 7-8 km away, more specifically 12 nautical miles from Kavala (hour and fifteen minutes by ferry) and 6 miles from Keramoti (half an hour by ferry).
It covers an aera of 393km2. The island is almost regular, circular, and the main road stretches along the coast making it a circle around the island. The side roads are separated from the highway and lead to the villages.
Thassos is the ninth largest island in Greece.
Geographically, Thassos belongs to a territory called Thrace, and to the prefecture of Kavala. To Thassos belong another three small uninhabited islands, Tasopula, Kinira and Panagia.
According to the latest list, in Thassos there are 16,000 inhabitants, and this number is increasing from year to year. In addition to the Greeks on Thassos, a large number of Albanians, Bulgarians, Germans and English people permanently live there.
According to historical data, Thasos was first inhabited 2000 years before the new era by Thracians. They gave to the island the first name 'Aerie', which would roughly mean 'air', then 'Chrisi', which means Golden island because of the rich gold ore. According to Herodotus, the island was named Thassos by the son of Phoenician king Aginor, who according to mythology came to Thassos, seeking his sister Europe, stolen by Zeus.
The capital of Thassos is Limenas with about 4,000 inhabitants. Limenas is also called Thassos. It is the largest city and at the same time the largest port on the island.
On the south of the island, there is the second-largest city on the island called Limenaria. Limenaria has about 3,000 inhabitants and is somehow smaller than Limenas.
Very interesting places for tourists, except Limenaria and Limenas, are also Potos, which is much smaller, but also Skala Potamia and Golden Beach.