Sights and Sightseeing on Thassos Island
Thassos has a rich history which you can relive with visits to archaeological sites and monuments around the island. Limenas houses the modern Archaeological museum and is also the home to the Ancient Agora (market), Amphitheatre and Acropolis. You can also visit the hometown and museum of another famous ‘son’ of Thassos – the artist and sculptor Polygnotos Vagis, situated in Potamia. Aliki is fascinating with its ancient settlement and marble quarries where the famous Thassos White marble was quarried in bygone times.
Close to Aliki you will find the monastery of Archangel Michael, worth a visit to this monastery perched on the edge of a cliff with endless views over the Aegean. You will find folklore museums in several villages, including Theologos (the old island capital) and Kallirachi – these give a glimpse into the more recent history of the lives of Thassians.
There are just too many fabulous beaches to mention! Needless to say you can find organised beaches or a beach with just you, the sun, sea and sand….. There are several water sport centers around Thassos. Scuba diving for amateurs and professionals is rapidly growing in popularity too.
You can take a walking tour, bicycle tour, jeep mountain adventure, boat trips, boat charter. The list is long and exciting, or simply relax on a beach and enjoy a choice of tavernas, bars and cafes!
Local Thassian Cuisine
The Thassian cuisine is simply splendid and splendidly simple! There are hundreds of taverns and restaurants that offer delightful local specialities, at the coastal villages and settlements try the local sea foods, including sun-dried octopus, fresh fish and kalamari. In the mountain villages try the famous lamb and kid, spit-roasted and totally delicious! Sample the local cheeses, traditional pies, soups and of course the famous traditional candied fruits. Don’t forget to try the local ouzo and tsipouro which makes a super accompaniment to any meal.