Acropolis Thassos

Acropolis Thassos

Acropolis Thassos by Alan

About The Acropolis

The Acropolis of Thassos is set up in the hillside above the capital town of Limenas. It’s the remains of an ancient settlement with stone walls, an amphitheatre, castle, temple and caves.

Unfortunately there isn’t much left and what is left is currently being worked on to restore and maintain so it doesn’t feel as special as some of the other ancient sites in Greece, but once restored it could be something special.

Getting to the Acropolis is a bit of a walk so take supplies as it’s close to 140m above Limenas town at the highest point and it’s not a straight path either so try to avoid visiting in the mid day heat.

The first section you arrive at is the 5000 year old amphitheatre which is a horseshoe shaped area built into the hillside that would have hosted duels and other spectator events. Nowadays it’s been partially renovated with wooden seating and is still in use with local festivals and events taking place there.

Next is the remains of the castle that would have been used for protection from pirates and other threats, with incredible panoramic views, a couple of towers and a church all built in this section it’s worth making the trip to this level.

Slightly further up is the remains of a temple dedicated to the Greek god Athena, this temple is believed to be even older than the amphitheatre and dates back to the 5th century BC.

Beyond that is a cave built out of the rock dedicated to the Greek god Pan, his goat like figure is carved out of a stone in the cave. It’s at this level where you’ll get the best views so remember to bring your camera.

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Go to the Thassos resort guide to find out about the towns and villages on the island.

Find out about the best beaches in Thassos including their locations on the island.

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