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Thassos
Thasos or Thassos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos but geographically part of Macedonia. It is the northernmost Greek island, and the 12th largest by area. Thasos is also the name of the largest town of the island (also known as Limas Thasou, "Harbor of Thasos"), situated on the northern side, opposite the mainland and about 10 kilometers (6 mi) from Keramoti.
Tourism
Thásos Verdejante. Deep blue. Scenic and unpredictable. Thassos Island, suffered and glorified. Thassos Island which gave rise to sculptures, painters and famous athletes, but mainly to the men of the sea and land, men who suffered and fought for their lands. Thassian pine forests, black pines and Macedonian pines cover the entire island. Picturesque little villages are revealed among the forests or in the vicinity of the coast. The feast of colors and scenery varies from the blue-green of the sea to the white of houses and marbles, or the green of the pines. Coastal beaches, rugged rocks, perspectiveless caves and natural lagoons offer the opportunity for exciting experiences. Herodotus refers to the occurrence of "intrinsic" gold, even though this has not been verified until today. However, the little paradise you can discover in Thassos reminds us that there are things in life that are far more valuable than the whole gold of the world.
Gastronomy
Thassos Island is a gastronomic paradise by offering fine choices will lead you to unprecedented ways of tasting. Being an island one would expect to stand out only for the ouzo delis but Thassos will also satisfy the most demanding visitor not only with its seafood but also with its meat dishes. For those who love seafood we suggest you try octopus meatballs, grilled octopus or sun-dried, select varieties of fresh fish and taste grilled shrimps or even lobster ... If you are meat eaters, Thassos will reward you with excellent local meat and the goat, lamb and kokoretsi will remain unforgettable.

Thassos is famous for its syrup-submerged fruits and nuts known as, spoon sweets (preserves) that are made from the local honey and this is the reason for their great taste. You should definitely try green walnut spoon sweet (karydaki), fig (syko), rose petal (triantafyllo) and zucchini (kolokythi) that are made with particular care and love by local producers. The honey of Thassos has a particular flavor, distinguished in pine honey and flower honey and it can be combined with walnuts, the classic treat of the adorable grandmothers of Thassos. If leaving the island without having tasted saragli of Thassos, you will have denied a unique culinary delight !!
Climate
Thassos is a Greek island located in the northern Aegean Sea and is probably the furthest north as far as Greek tourist destinations. Due to its position in northeastern Greece, it experiences a much colder climate than the other more popular Greek islands like Mykonos, Ios and Santorini. The summer months, from June to August, observe average temperatures ranging from 24.5 in June, 27 C in July and 26.5 in August, cooling to 25 C in September.
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