Thassos Island - Wine
The island is known for the wine produced here. The legend says that the son of Dionis, Stafylos (= grape, in Greek), used to live on the island.
This legend explains the grape varieties cultivated. What is more, the round and the climate are ideal for cultivating grapes. Thassian wine was expensive and greatly requested by the Roman and Greek emperors. There are writings saying that large amounts of wine traveled to the northern coasts of Adriatic Sea .
When summer ends and grapes are collected, tourists are invited during Greek nights to smash the grapes with their feet. Smashed grapes are deposited in barrels and they will be used for the next year wine.