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Distances around Thassos Island
(Chart in KM's)

Ferry Schedule

Bus Schedule

Flight Information for the Thassos Holiday Traveler

Thassos For The Independent Traveler

Skala Potamia
Kazaviti Residential

Need to find accommodations on Thassos Island? We have a list of Hotels, Apartments, Studios, Pensions, Rooms and even Villas that are located on Thassos.  Many have special prices for booking rooms over the internet.

Thassos Hotels

Want to find a good place to eat on Thassos?

Thassos Tavernas and Restaurants

Do you want to rent or hire a car on Thassos?

Thassos Car Rentals

Need information on buying land or a home on Thassos?

Property On Thassos

Specialty shops on Thassos.

Thassos Shopping

Looking for Travel Agent Services, Tour Operator Services or Tourist Accommodations Services on Thassos?

Thassos Travelers Services

Thassos History

Thassos had a turbulent history, passing through the hands of various conquerors and invaders whom have all left their mark. The island from as far back as historians dare to theorize, was known by many different names. These names reflected the name of the tribe of people who were thought to have settled here such as Sedon and Odones, which were Thracian tribes. In many instances, the island’s name derived from on of its natural resources such as Chrissi (gold), shore of Dimitra (abundant fry fruit produce), or climatic and distinguishing characteristics like Eaire (refreshing summer breezes), and Ethria (clear skies).

There is historical mention of the tribe Cares who inhabited the island and took up arms to fight in the Trojan War and together with another tribe, the Pelage settled on the island. Remains of Thracians have been found on the island dating back to 2000 B.C. and across the sea, a short distance away, mainland shore settlements dating 3000 to 2000 BC. Other historians state that the Greeks settled on the island. Archeologists have found many traces of Greek Hercules who was glorified, worshiped and considered one of the guardians of the island. Finally, we have the Greek mythological version of where the island obtained her existing name. Thassos together with his brother Kadmus searched the then existing land for their sister Europa. Zeus had abducted Europa. Thassos went to the island in search of her but was unsuccessful. He settled there with his band of men and dominated the island. Thassos became a place for civilizations to flourish in a barbarian world. Of course, in order to accomplish this, Thassos used slavery in one form or another to mine for gold and tap the island’s natural resources, as did other Phoenicians hundreds of years before him.The father of history, Herodotus, notes that the Phoenicians settled and mined the east coast of the island around 1600 – 15000 BC. Eventually Phoenician dominance fades....

Are you looking for resorts on Thassos that have everything you want for your holiday in one place.

Thassos Resorts

Are you looking for a privately owned house, apartment or villa to rent for your holiday stay on Thassos?

Holiday Rentals

Want to find a good place for quick food, take out or eat in as well as delivery in some cases?

Thassos Snack Bars

Here you will find Cafeterias, Bars and Pubs that you will enjoy during your holidays.

Thassos Cafe / Bars

Camping on Thassos.

Thassos Camping

Supermarkets on Thassos.

Thassos Supermarkets

Looking for retail and wholesale products exported from Thassos Island?

Thassos Products

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