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Ferry and Ships to Thassos Island Greek Islands North Aegean Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
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
Thassos
2. Agios Konstandinos - Skiathos
Skopelos - Thassos
3. Thessaloniki - Limnos - Samothraki
Thassos
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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Travel Guide Thassos Island North Aegean Greece

THASSOS > MYTHOLOGY

Mythology Thassos North Aegean Greek Islands Greece

According to mythology, one of the numerous erotic adventures of Zeus, the greatest god of the ancient Greeks, brought about the “discovery” of Thassos. At the time, Agenor was the king of eastern Phoenicia he had three sons, Phoenix, Cilix and Cadmius, and a daughter, Europe.

One day Zeus transformed himself into a bull, kidnapped Europe and carried her on his back to the Dictaean Cave in Crete. There, in the form of a handsome eagle, Zeus coupled with Europa, and from that sacred union three sons were born: Minos, the famous king of Crete, Rhadamanthys, the wise legislator, and Sarpedon, the first king of Lycia.

While Europe was hidden in Crete, Agenor called his sons and his grandson Thassos and ordered them to look for Europe and not to return unless they had found her.

Phoenix and Cilix set out towards the south until Cilix reached a fertile land where he made himself a king and named it Cilicia. After wandering through the Greek islands, Cadmius continued his search in mainland Greece there he visited Apollo’s oracle at Delphi and consulted Pythia the priestess. Although he followed her advice, he was still unable to find Europe so he kept moving and ended up in Boeotia, where he built an acropolis named Cadmia, at the bottom of which he built a town named Thebes.

Thassos, Agenor’s grandson, searched for Europe in various places until he came to the island of Thassos. There, captivated by its marvellous climate, the lush vegetation and being unable to return without Europe, he gave up his quest and settled on the island which he denominated after his name.

Herodotus, the greatest historian of antiquity, is very certain that the island was named after the Phoenician Thassos. Furthermore, ancient poets used to name the island according to its clear air and cool summer breezes, where they called it “Aeria”. It was also called Aethria, meaning “clear blue sky”, and Chrysia, a reference to the lustrous sparkle of the gold (chrysos) once mined there.