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Thassos Ferries North Aegean: Ferry and Ships to Thassos Island - Greek Islands North Aegean Greece

Ferry and Ships to Thassos Island Greek Islands North Aegean Greece

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Ships and Ferries to Thassos - North Aegean.

Thassos and the North Aegean Islands in general
are connected to the ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis, Volos and Agios Konstantinos.
From Thassos you can also visit the nearby East
Aegean islands of Limnos, Lesvos, Chios etc.

Your trip to Thassos can be with a conventional
ferry boat and will last about 3-10 hours depending
on the day, the port and the ferry company you
wish to travel with.

Ferries from Thessaloniki - Kavala to Thassos run
all year round on a daily basis. In summer of course
there are more departures to choose from.

1. Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos - Mytilini
2. Agios Konstandinos - Skiathos
Skopelos - Thassos
3. Thessaloniki - Limnos - Samothraki
4. Kavala - Thassos
5. Alexandroupoli - Thasos - Skiathos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Thassos Ferries North Aegean Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Thassos in the North Aegean
Travel Information for ferries to Thassos. Island of Thassos North Aegean.

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Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Thassos Island North Aegean Greece


History of Thassos North Aegean Greek Islands Greece

The great historian Herodotus mentioned that the island was named after a Phoenician named Thassos who, while looking for his sister Europe, passed by the island and decided to stay, tempted by the abundance of wood, white marble and gold. However, the name may have come from the greek word for forest, "dasos", changing the first letter from "d" to "th".

The latest findings witness the presence of human way before 2000 BC. Until 700 BC when the Parians permanently settled the island, many neighbouring nations had passed by Thassos. The Parians, however, put the island on the map with their hard work and passion for the exploitation of its rich-producing sources.

Soon, Thassos became a great economical centre. Its products filled the world’s markets. Its currency was considered to be very powerful as its gold and silver mines covered almost all markets.

The island took part in the Peloponnesian War, sometimes supporting the Athenians and sometimes the Spartans. Due to war losses, Thassos was economically destroyed and its great walls fell down.

In the days of Phillip the 2nd, father of Alexander the Great, Thassos became part of Macedonia. The island participated in Alexander's expedition.

Afterwards, while being under the Romans’ control, Thassos had an economical rise. During the Dark Ages the island became a prey to many vicious pirates who acted uncontrollably in the Aegean. That led to the dramatic reduction of its population. The presence of the Venetian family Gatilusi at 1353 helped a little but later in 1455 the island was conquered by the Turks, and things got worse.

In October 18th 1912 Thassos was set free by the Greek fleet, since then it has gradually developed.

Thassos is the birthplace of Polygnotos, the great painter of ancient times, and of Theagenis, the famous athlete of ancient Greece. Thassos is proud of Polygnotos Vagis, the world-known sculptor whose work was exposed to the world's largest museums. Part of his work can still be found at his birthplace, Potamia village.

A famous visitor in ancient times was Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who resided the island for three years. He left notes concerning the climate, the winds and other useful information helping us understand that period.