The very first grammatological reference regarding the dwellers of Thassos comes from the Mythology. According to the tradition, Zeus, transformed into a bull, abducted Europe, the daughter of Anigoras, King of the Phoenicians. Then, her brother Thassos, after being wandered and with no result in finding her, he came to the island and was lured by its beauty and richness of the soil’s minerals. He decided to settle in along with the rest o Phoenician that accompanied him. Therefore, the island was named after Europe’s brother Thassos, which has been maintained from antiquity until today.
Another mythological reference concerning the island is linked with the Homeric scripts. Some researchers believe that Thassos was Calypsos’ island called Orygia, that is mentioned at the fifth (E) Rapsody in Odessey. On the other hand, there are also some researchers that link Thassos with the Sirens.
Food & Dining
Thassos has numerous delights to tempt even the least adventurous eater. At the same time, the island offers delicious surprises for even the most seasoned traveller.
By exploring all of the villages and their local tavernas, or by eating with locals who befriend you during your holiday, you will get to know new tastes and aromas that are unique and out of your world.
If you are determined to experience as many of the best local specialities and delicacies that you can, then here are some that you should particularly look for during your holidays.