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Archaeological monuments on Thasos

The monuments of Thasos provide irrefutable evidence of its long and glorious history. The ancient town of Thasos had two ports, one for war ships and one for commercial ones. In front of the first one is the ancient marketplace of the town, the ruins of the ancient Court, the Tholos and a Paleochristian basilica. To the east of the marketplace, heading to the acropolis, you will sea the ruins of the sanctuary of Dionysus (5th century B.C.) and a little further the one of Poseidon (4th century B.C.). 

The ascending, especially organized path will lead the visitors to the ancient theater (5th century B.C.) offering a unique view of the sea, which was transformed into an arena during the Roman period. It is worth attending a performance here during the summer. Leaving the theater behind, the path will lead you to the remains of the acropolis and to the Temple of Athena, matron-goddess of the town (6th - 5th centuries B.C.). 

Finally, you should definitely pay a visit to the renovated Archaeological Museum, the collection of which comprises of remarkable findings such as “Kriophoros Kouros” (male statue), Venus and the dolphin, Dionysus head, etc. as well as the archaeological site of Alyki, where they will have the possibility to observe the remarkable ancient marble quarry.

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