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Culture of Thassos. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

A LOAD OF BOLLARDS Thasos attracts tourists who like to rest on the sea shore, but it also has to offer a number of landmarks. Museums and antique buildings can be found at every small town on the island. Limenas, the island capital, is an interesting historical place to visit. There are remnants of ancient defensive walls and Acropolis ruins.
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Another antique landmark is the ruins of Appolo temple; tourists’ favorite walking places are market square and the old docks area. The biggest archaeological museum on the island is also located in Limenas and introduces the history and religion of Thasos to all those interested.
Second biggest town on the island is Limenaria. An ancient fortress located on top of the hill provides an excellent view on surrounding area and is the true symbol of Limenaria. The Palataki residence is located on a scenic cape extending into the sea. It was built early in 20th century by one of ore mining companies working on Thasos. Nowadays the residence is one of the most important local landmarks and hosts the modern cultural center. Copyright
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Next to Limenaria a number of antique Turkish buildings are located. If you like excursions, it's worth to visit the Church of Assumption in Panagria. There are some unique artifacts being stored there including Crusaders banner and 14-17th centuries icons.
KERAMOUTI HARBOUR Potamia village is located in the mountainous area of Thasos. It is known as the origin of famous artist Polygnotus Vagis. The municipal museum dedicated to Polygnotis was open in 1992, so today everyone can enjoy his priceless artworks. Another place of tourist’s interest is the Cape Aliki; ancient temple ruins are located there. Scientists guess that it was built in 7th century B.C. Large collection of religious items are on display at Archangel Michael's Monastery located near ruins. Another place of tourist interest is Thrologos town. A number of mansions have survived there to these days.
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Dionysiou monastery

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Monasteries of Mount Athos are prominent landmarks of world importance. One of the most famous is Dionysiou monastery. It was founded in the 14th century on top of a steep and incredibly narrow cliff of about 80 meters height. The founder of the monastery was Dionysius the Reverent, who had started to collect funds for the construction of the monastery and has received support from the Emperor Alexius III Comnenus. … Read further
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Culture guide to Thassos. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Thassos: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Thassos. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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