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Maries

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Maries is a mountain village in the inland of Thassos. The landscape is so beautiful and quiet, in one sentence just wonderful to enjoy the nature. To enjoy this landscape the persons are using the trails around the village. With the trails you also can reach Prinos. But it will be useful to take food for the journey with you. Prinos is far and it is possible that there are no other peoples around. The village Maries was founded in the time of Byzant. It is about 12 km north-east from Skala Maries (Marion), but easy to reach with the new bypass from Limenaria. The village is in the high of 200 meters and it has about 700 inhabitants. The inhabitants are farming, beekeeping, stock breeding and growing of olive trees. Long ago there was the cloister of Panagouda just in front of Maries. The different kinds of legends are telling the story how the village was founded here and how it came to its name. The first story says that the village was called Maries, because nearly all women were named Maries. The second tells us that the village was destroyed by pirates and rebuilt some time later. After the third story only two women were saved after the village was destroyed by pirates. The two women were called Maria. The church in the middle of the village was built in 1800. It was built for the meeting of the archangels. Inside the church there is a beautiful fresco. The festivals for the saints of the church are in November. In Maries there is a small market and some taverns. You won't find shops for souvenirs, bars or discos. Maries is a sight not a tourist's village. You should visit Maries and take some trails to enjoy the nature for one day. Not far away from the village there is even a little lake.

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