The island of the sirens

Thassos

In the 7th century BC, an oracle of the Delphi Oracle, leads the Parians led by Telesicles in Thassos, ordering them to build a city that “to be seen from everywhere”. The new city soon gained wealth and power, by establishing colonies on the coasts of Macedonia and Thrace, such as Neapolis (nowadays Kavala) and Krinides.

During the Byzantine period, Byzantines and Venetians became alternately Myrians on the island, with last the Genovese family of Gattilusio. The enslavement by the Turks follows, which lasts until 1912, liberty was gained in 1913. Since then, the Thassians were present in all the struggles of the Nation.

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