Thassos Island - Traditional Activities
Pottery used to be one of the favourite activities of the Thassians, even since the ancient times. The first pottery laboratory was established in Limenas in 1910. Today's production covers the basic needs of the touristic market. The products combine elements from northern Greece 's and Cycladic art.
Thassos weaving still exists. The fine designs, the vivid colors and the final quality draw the tourists' interest.
Fishing plays an important role in the inhabitants' lives and contributes to the inland's economy. Here fishermen have been living for centuries in little houses built in such a way to permit them to fish while they stay inside the house. These houses have a simple architecture, they are pretty low and they have been placed very close to the sea. Here there are different species of fish, as the water is very clear. Even tourists can rent boats for fishing. Moreover, on the island there are stores which sell fishing equipment. Furthermore, tourist agencies organize cruises all around the island and their program usually includes stopping for fishing.