Thassos Island

It is well-known that Thassos is the northern Aegean island and is located near the coast of Eastern Macedonia. It should be noted that administratively belongs to the Prefecture of Kavala. It consists of one Municipality that resides in the homonymous capital of the island, the Municipality of Thassos. According to the Municipality of Thassos its area is estimated at 393 square kilometres and its population is over 13.500 inhabitants.

Thassos is administratively divided into nine municipal districts, which are those of Kallirachi, Theologos, Sotiras, Rachoni, Prinos, Potamia, Panagia, Limenaria and Maries. Thassos, is one of the most accessible tourist destinations in Macedonia because of its geographical position, and is expected to support the biggest part of its economy on tourism.

Apart from tourism, the economy of Thassos is based on olive harvesting and the production of olive oil and olives, as well as the production, mainly, of pine honey. The professional engagement of the residents with fishing and stockbreeding are those factors that frame the economic development of the island.