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The Archeological Museum of Thassos.

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The archaeological museum is next to the entry of the Agora. Even in the front garden the visitor can admire various statues, as for example an eagle and a lion. A lot of the antiquated subjects were stolen during the Ottoman age of the island and scattered on the whole world. The museum shows subjects that are from the time between the 7th century B.C. up and the 7th century A.C. In the museum there are various statues and busts that were created of different materials, as for example marble or stone. Furthermore you find pots, vessels, architecture drawings and old coins in the museum. For Example there is a 3,5 meters large Kouros which carries a ram stands. Furthermore there are admiring sculptures of Aphrodite, Donyssos, Adrianos and Nemeses. The coins consisted then of silver and copper. On the coins various historical events, as for example the head of Dionyssos or the bride kidnapping of Silenos, were embossed. The museum was renovated and the big openings were taken place in June 2010. You should take the time to explore the antiquity.

Ancient Agora, Ancient Theatre, Acropolis of Thassos.

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The new town Limenas was built right on the antic town. The old harbor (naval port) and the open harbor (trading port) are used as harbor until today. The ancient Limenas was stretched over the near hills over a small area of the plain. The new town Limenas was built over the old one. The old buildings and relicts were found while an exploring mission in the year 1911. The dig outs let us know, that the island Thassos was already inhabited in the time of 3.500 - 2.600 before Chr. Around the ancient Limenas a 4 km long stone wall was built of marble and stones. We think the first wall was made from the Phoenicians or the Pariers. For safety against intruders the wall was strengthened, and many gates was included. The gates were there to hold the contact to the peoples alive. Later the ancient town Limenas was protected through two walls. In the town there were beautiful buildings made from marble, big altars and nice statues. Outside the walls there was the naval port and the trading port. The naval port, also called the closed port, is used up till today as harbor. The trading harbor beside the naval harbor was destroyed, and only some ruins let us remember on it. In Thassos there was always democracy.

Street Market of Prinos, Thassos.

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Every monday morning there is the market of Prinos. Prinos is at the west-coast of Thassos. The market is an experience that you shouldn't miss. You can see the barkers in action, mostly at the fruit and vegetables shops. The choice here at the market is large. You can get hardware, household devices, shoes, underwear and dessous(!), T-shirts, Jeans, table-clothes, fabrics, numerous sorts of nuts, fruits and fresh vegetables. The market of Prinos is not so big, that you could lose the overview, but big enough to be impressed. A tip for everybody, who wants to buy clothes at the market: Trying Jeans and other clothes happen directly here at the salesman without cabin. Small cafes beside the market place offer the depleted visitor a place for resting. The market of Prinos is a experience, that you won´t forget anymore! Tip: Visit our rubric film clips and view our short movie. So you can get a first impression of the market.

Archangelos Monastery of Thassos.

The monastery was built directly on the rocks south-east on the island. Here you have a beautiful view of the sea. The monastery is a branch of the monastery Philotheou of Athos. This monastery of Archangelos was build to honor the archangel Michael. Every third day of Easter they celebrate a festival for his honor. Every visitor is welcome to celebrate with them and the nuns are giving everyone good wishes. It is not allowed to wear shorts or short skirts. It is also not allowed to entry the monastery with naked shoulders. If you are wearing the wrong clothes for this visit, it is possible to lend trousers and small capes for free. It is not allowed to take pictures inside the monastery. Why don't take a look on it in your next vacation?

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Archeological site of Alyki

Alyki is situated at the South-East coast of Thassos. Alyki consist out of two bays and one spit, which extends wide in the sea. The Spit of land is also known under the name "The holy rock of Thassos". The bay in the south of Alyki is also called the tub of Alyki (vernacular), because the form of the bay reminds very much of a tub. Out of the remains from temple and buildings as well as a sanctum of the 7th century B.C. shows, that Alyki had in the antiquity a lot of inhabitants. Alyki is a very small village today. On the beach of the south bay you´ll find numerous bars and taverns. In the 5th and 6th century there was an altare erected on the spit to honor the gods. Near there was build a basilica for the Christians god some time later. Today only the ruines reminds how magnificent these ancient places were long ago. In 1896 discovered Thom Bent by a excavation one very good preserved Kouros, who could be seen today in a museum in Istanbul. Since the 6th century they mined mamour in Alyki, who was transported to every Mediterranean harbor.

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Museum of Theologos, Thassos.

You will find the home museum directly at the main road of the wonderful mountain village Theologos. The old mansion, that once was the residential building of the mayor Chatzigeorgiou, was completely restored again. Mr Chatzigeorgiou was not only mayor of the island Thassos, but he mentioned the revolution also on the island against the Turks in the year 1821. In the museum also the former assembly room was again completely reproduced. Also the former living and sleeping-rooms of the mayor were restored completely. There is an exhibition in the ground floor which shows, which devices and materials the Thassians used for their daily work - for example small copies of olive presses and flour mills. Antiquated tools, looms, old chests and many pictures from the former time are made out also in the ground floor.Let yourself be enchanted from the history of Thassos and take a journey into the past. The honorary helpers who lead this museum are with pleasure ready to answer all your questions.

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Lake of Maries, Thassos.

Because you don't find the lake on a map, if you want to see the lake, you have to drive to Maries and ask the locals. In Maries you take the street on the right side and follow the street. After you leave Maries the street will be like a sand-street. After 2-3 km you will see the lake on the left side. The street to the lake is quite good, so you can drive by car. The lake is a storage lake and the only lake of Thassos. The location of the lake is in the midst of the "wilderness" and so this place is very quiet and peaceful. The lake is ideal for all wanderers, bicycle-tours or discovery-tours to have a break. The lake isn´t suited for swimming. Camping is also forbidden here, like on the whole island.

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Polygnotos Vagis museum, Potamia Thassos.

Located in the sculptor's birthplace (Potamia -Thasos), Polygnotos Vagis Museum was founded in August 1981, under the aegis of the Department for Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that honored the sculptor's wish, who writes his last will and testament: "I leave all my works to the people and government of Greece with the proviso that they be placed in a national museum or library built by preference on the island of Thasos, the land of my birth". Polygnotos Vagis was born on the 14th of January 1892 in the village of Potamia on the island of Thasos. His father, Giorgos, a carpenter and woodcarver, was a native of Thasos, while his mother, Angeliki Hydraiou, belonged to the wellknown Hydriot sea-faring family, a branch of which had installed itself in Limnos. He was one of seven children.

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