Tuesday, 23 August 2016

DESKTOP 1120 - THASSOS, GREECE

Thassos (Greek: Θάσος) is a Greek island, geographically part of the North Aegean Sea, but administratively part of the Kavala regional unit. It is the northernmost Greek island, and 12th largest by area. Thassos is also the name of the largest town of the island (officially known as Limenas Thassou, "Port of Thassos"), situated at the northern side, opposite the mainland and about 10 kilometres from Keramoti.

Thassos island is a known from ancient times for its hot water springs, making it a spa centre resort area. Thassos' economy relies on timber (it is rich in forests), marble extraction, olive oil and honey. Tourism has also become important since the 1960s, although even nowadays, not as much as in other Greek islands. It retains a wonderful character and unspoilt beauty, making it a perfect holiday destination.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
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  2. It must be a joy to have a holiday in such relaxing place; lots of green on the hills around in the mix with the blue water of the sea...

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