Thassos, the island, is a real treasure for the country of Greece. Unlike the rest of the Greek islands, Thassos has much more to offer than just beautiful beaches and water. It truly retains all the Greek culture and tradition that has generally been lost on most of the Greek Islands, as they have become tourist centers that now cater to the many tourists of multi nationalities. It also has a rich history and archeological sites scattered through out the island. You can combine amusement with archaeological interests.
On the island, one can still see monuments remaining since its glorious days from the past, such as the walls of the fortress of the ancient city, the temple of Pythian Apollo and the sanctuary of Dionysus with its choragic monument.
An important reason for choosing this island for your holidays is the fact that it is one of only a few island that lies close enough to mainland Greece to allow you to take excursions to many other archeological sites and beautiful cities that are spread throughout Northern Greece (Macedonia).
The city of Kavala (on the mainland) was a colony of the Thasians.
Thassos is the most remote northern island of the Thracian Sea, lying in a 7 to 8-mile distance opposite the coastline of Eastern Macedonia, very close to the Keramoti Bay and the estuary of the Nestos River. Its surface is as large as 393 km and has a population near 13,111 people. It is one of the municipalities of the Prefecture of Kavala, and is comprised of 9 communities.
Water does not have to be brought to the island like the other Greek Islands and there are no water usage restrictions either. The island also has it's own supply of good drinking water. It is rumored that drinking the water from the fountain in Panagia (traditional mountain village) will cause you not to want to leave this beautiful island. Perhaps that is why so many from Northern Europe have started calling this small island their home.
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