Type or paste a DOI name into the text box. Greek island, geographically terrain Map 04 Thessaly 1 : 200.000 PDF of the North Aegean Sea, but administratively part of the Kavala regional unit. It is the northernmost major Greek island, and 12th largest by area. Tourism has also become important since the 1960s, although not to the level of other Greek islands.
There is then a gap in the archaeological record until the end of the Bronze Age c 1100 BC, when the first burials took place at the large cemetery of Kastri in the interior of the island. Here built tombs covered with small mound of earth were typical until the end of the Iron Age. Around 650 BC, or a little earlier, Greeks from Paros founded a colony on Thasos. A generation or so later, the poet Archilochus, a descendant of these colonists, wrote of casting away his shield during a minor war against an indigenous Thracian tribe, the Saians. Thasos was important during the Ionian Revolt against Persia.
Histiaeus, the Ionian leader, laid siege. Thasos was part of the Eastern Roman Empire, now known as the Byzantine Empire, from 395 on. Thasos from a multitude of snakes. Thasos was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1456.
Under the Ottoman rule, the island was known as Ottoman Turkish: طاشوز Taşöz. Between 1770 and 1774, the island was briefly occupied by a Russian fleet. Thassos, archaeologist Theodore Bent discovered the tomb of Cassius, the one who slew himself after the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Philippi in 42 B. The writer Vassilis Vassilikos, famous for his novel „Z“, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-winning film was born in Thasos in 1934.
He later became Director General of Greek Public Television, and Greece’s ambassador to UNESCO. Thasos, along with the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, was assigned by the Nazis to their Bulgarian allies. The Bulgarian government renamed the island „Tasos“ and closed its schools. Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, he was appointed Director of the National Intelligence Service, the first civilian to hold that post. Thasos, the capital, is now informally known as Limenas, or „the port“. It is served by a ferry route to and from Keramoti a port close to Kavala International Airport, and has the shortest possible crossing to the island.
Thasos is a separate regional unit of the East Macedonia and Thrace region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It had the same territory as the present municipality. Kavala, and is of generally rounded shape, without deep bays or significant peninsulas. The terrain is mountainous but not particularly rugged, rising gradually from coast to centre. The local population gradually migrated towards these shoreline settlements as tourism began to develop as an important source of income. Skala Maries, with the former inland and the latter on the coast.
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