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Volkswagen Mulls Major Electro-Mobility Investment on Thassos Island

Costas Fragogiannis, Greece's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is also responsible for the country's economic diplomacy, visited the northern Greek island of Thassos on Wednesday along with a large delegation from the German automaker Volkswagen. The two groups traveled...

Four Migrants Dead, Coast Guard Rescues 19 Near Thassos

Four of the 19 migrants located on Wednesday in a dinghy 15 miles east of the island of Thassos are dead, the doctor who examined them at the port of Kavala said. The search and rescue operation started on Tuesday...

PM Tsipras Visits Thassos as Wild Fires Scorch the Island for Third Day [videos and photos]

At around 11 am on Monday, an Air Force Chinook helicopter brought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the Greek island of Thassos, where firefighters have been battling the flames of a wildfire for the past three days. After surveying the...

Fires on Thassos Continue to Burn out of Control for Second Day; Damaged Homes, Villages Evacuated (video)

The four fires that started around dawn on Saturday on the Greek island of Thassos continue to burn out of control for a second day, authorities have reported on Sunday. Saturday officials of the fire department and the municipality of...

Lightening May Have Caused Fires Burning on Thassos Island; Two Villages Evacuated

Four fires have sparked since dawn on the Greek island of Thassos. The blazes in the early morning caused the immediate evacuation of the entire vicinity and villages of Prinos Kazaviti and St. Panteleimon by the fire department and the municipality of Thassos. The...

Lights, Camera, Action… and a Free Thassos Vacation!

The "Delos" Higher School of Drama and the Municipality of Thassos are organizing the 1st Theater Anti-Scene from July 8-12 at the island's municipal camping site at Chryssi Ammoudia, one of the most exquisite sandy beaches, just a few...

Residents of Potamia Block Golden Dawn Food Handout on Thassos

Members of the community of Potamia on the northern Aegean island of Thasos have prevented members of far-right Golden Dawn distributing free food products to villagers. To Vima newspaper said residents of Potamia did not let Golden Dawn members unload...

Thassos Port Work Will Cost $9.5M

The ongoing construction of the tourist boat shelter in Limenaria of Thassos is expected to cost about 7.1 million euros ($9.5 million) and will eventually about 70 vessels. The project is incorporated in the Operational Program Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship...

Greek American Foundation Plants 4,000 Saplings on Thassos

Greek-American "Plant your roots in Greece" is a non-profit foundation which contributes to planting saplings in Greece. Their new goal was to plant trees on Thassos island to help the island forget the wildfires of 1990-1991, which destroyed the...

10th Aegean Regata Race Launches from Thassos

108 sail boats spanning from all over the world are participating in the 10th annual "Aegean Regata" race.  It began on Monday from the island of Thassos, in the northern Aegean of Greece. The race constitutes an initiative by the...

Renovated Thassos archaeological museum

The archaeological museum on the northern Aegean island of Thassοs was re-dedicated on Saturday in the isle capital of Limena following extensive renovations at the facility. The museum, which was first erected in 1934,  displays more 1,700 objects  in the...

The Ancient Art of Marble Sculpture Lives on at Greece’s Tinos

When one thinks of white, marble art and clear, cerulean waters of Tinos island, Greece comes to mind. The two are synonymous.

Greek Christmas and New Year’s Customs from Asia Minor

Many people in Greece have roots from Asia Minor, and their refugee ancestors brought with them many unique Christmas traditions and customs. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an opportunity for many people, especially for the...

Kalymnos Island on Strict Lockdown After Rise in Coronavirus Infections

Kalymnos has been placed under strict coronavirus containment measures as of Thursday, New Year's Eve, the government said on Wednesday.

Massive Volkswagen Investment Seen as Vote of Confidence in Greece

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis hailed on Wednesday the ambitious investment by German automaker to the island of Astypalaia a "vote of confidence in Greece." Volkswagen, in cooperation with Greece, announced it will launch an innovative project to bring climate-neutral mobility...