Thassos is and was well known for its
Olive and Honey. You can find by us traditional oil and olives as well as
local organic products.
offer 5lt organic extra virgin olive oil reduced from 35
The extra virgin olive oil of Thassos is famous for its fine organic
capabilities biological, qualities and its unique taste. The tradition of
olive oil started before 3000 years ago and Thassian olive oil has been
exported all over Mediterranean.
Today next to conventional olive cultivation there is also the organic.
Greek Thassos olives (throuba) can only be found growing on the Island of Thassos. Picked when fully ripened, they are cured with sea salt. Washed in
fresh water, sun dried, dusted with wild herbs and finally coated with extra
virgin olive oil, they maintain a luscious and exquisite flavour.
Honey rich is trace elements and
vitamins from the famous Thassian forests, The tradition of apiculture in Thassos starts long time ago. Thassians have always been exporting honey.
Today in Thassos many
thousand of kilos of honey are produced, which comes from many varieties of
trees (pines, fir etc) or from flowers (thyme etc).
Between Skala Prinos and Skala Rachoni there is the storage, packing,
distribution and sales center of the Apiarist cooperatives of Thassos with
over 100 members. Its objective is to select the honey of the producers of
Thassos, to standardize it and distribute it to the island as well as
outside Thassos. Visitors are always welcome for a visit at the plant, taste
the honey and maybe buy some.
It is a traditional product of the
island. The best honey in Thassos comes from pine trees, by far the
best honey in the world. Of exceptional quality is the honey which comes
from flowers and thyme, thyme and herbs.
The Herbs, such as Thyme, Chamomile,
Rosemary, Sage and other local herbs grows at the mountain of Thassos are
used since ages from the local people as tea or in liqueurs or in oil for
WINE Protecteed Geographical Indication (PGI) Thassos wines are
The golden era of Thassian
wine was mainly during the Hellenistic and Classical times, when it played a
major role in the development of the island's economy. After wine-producing
was replaced by olive-growing as the island's main industry, the production
of wine steadily declined.
Today there is no mass
production and there are only a few limited types of Thassian wine for sale.
You may try, however, exceptional quality wine from private growers and
producers around the island.
About tsipouro. Tsipouro is a genuine Greek product. It is not produced in any other
part of the world except Greece.
Tsipouro is a strong distilled spirit containing approximately 36% alcohol per
volume and is produced from the must-residue of the winepress. The
distillation process lasts for about three hours, during which the product
is tasted for its alcohol content, and controlled by increasing or
decreasing the heat. Finally, the distillation stops just when the acquired
Tsipouro has the desired taste.
The name Tsipouro is used throughout the country, except for Crete, where the
same spirit with a stronger flavor is known as "Tsikoudia". In some areas of
Greece, the Oriental name "Raki" is also used.
is an un-aged brandy
Greece and in particular
Macedonia, and the island of
Crete (where Cretans call it
tsikoudia). Tsipouro is a strong
alcohol by volume
and is produced from either the
pomace (the residue of the
wine press) or from the wine after the grapes
and juice have been separated. It comes in two types, pure and
anise-flavoured, and is usually not aged in
barrels, although barrel aged versions do exist.
According to the information we have there were vineyards in Halkidiki (at
Mendi, Skione, Akanthos and the Mt. Athos peninsula), on Thasos, at Pella
and Stagira, where Aristotle himself kept a vineyard. An inscription has
also been found on Thasos dating from the 5th century BC, which regulates
all aspects of the grape harvest, wine production and the sale of wine,
which could only be sold in amphorae officially sealed by the market
inspectors. The same law, intended to protect the authenticity of the local
wine, determined that no ship bearing wine could approach the port of
Thasos, on pain of seizure of the vessel.
The wines of Macedonia and, mainly, of Thasos,
were exported to the whole of the known world, in amphorae carried on cargo
vessels. But with the Roman domination of the Mediterranean the centre of
gravity of the wine trade shifted from the northern to the southern Aegean,
and away from Greece altogether. However wine production in Macedonia
carried on uninterruptedly.
From the aforementioned seals we learn that Thassian wine was exported up
to Azof sea, on top of the black sea, to Persia, Sicily, north of the
Dalmatian coast. In Athens, a city which was then at its peak, the Thassian
wine was in high esteem.
Valued for its aroma in
Wealth by Aristophanes, to the women in Ekklisiazouses who knew all the
sweets that were hid in the little jars of Thassos, and the companions of
Lysistrati who swore on little amphorae with Thassian wine to not letting a
man to approach them as long as there is war with Sparta. Thassian wine is
served at the banquet of the rich Callias in honor of the beautiful
Autolycus and Socrates. Then, Antisthenes uses it as a symbol of luxury.By
Theophrastus we learn, that the wine offered to Rector of Thassos was
flavored with honey and flour from wild wheat. The color was usually black.
It was drank with an equal amount of water and many times offered and warm.
Archeostratos names Thassos wine “brave”.
In Greece, begins to indicate new wine regions with exceptional wines.
Nevertheless, Thassian wine keeps its place among the first.Then the Romans
got fascinated by Greek wines and started transporting wine varieties in
Virgil, states Thassian wine between these varieties. Pliny, tells us
that most varieties that were transplanted to Italy, came from Chios
and Thassos, leading us to the conclusion that Thassos had a multi-varietal
Polydeuces and Athenian characterize Thassian wine sweet, with aromas of
plants; a reference to sweet and dry wines.
In Byzantine times, Thassos beset by raiding of Arabs, Slavs, Venetians,
Crusaders and pirates. It's a time of stagnation rather than growth. At the
end of the Byzantine era Thassos belongs to the Genoatiko house of
After the fall of Constantinople, many Constantinople families settled in
Thassos which is shown by the many Byzantine name of the inhabitants of.
Until 1455, when it was conquered for the first time by the Turks and stays
firmly against the Turkish occupation from 1459 until 1813, except for the
period 1770-1774 that was to the Russian occupation. source: