With its rich history and archaeological remains, wonderful beaches, variety of activities to do and friendly people, Thassos has become one of those islands holidaymakers return to year after year. It is also very popular with the Greeks because of the good food, the high-standarded services provided and the very intriguing mixture of the modern and the traditional.
Skopelos owes its name to the large number of reefs along its coasts (“Skopelos” is the Greek word for reef). The name Skopelos was first mentioned in the 2nd century A.D. and has since then replaced the island’s previous name, which was “Peparithos”. Peparithos was one of the two sons of Dionysus and Ariadne and the grandson of Minoas, the ancient king of Crete. Although Peparithos’ brother, Stafylos, arrived first at the island, it was named after Peparithos. However, some say that it was Peparithos who arrived first on the island.
Referred by mythology as island of Aeolus, Samothrace (you’ll see it spelt “Samothraki” too) is wreathed by mount Saos, the highest mountain on the Aegean islands; legend has it that Poseidon sat on its top to watch the Troy war.
Enjoy the gentle sailing conditions, the beautiful bays, sandy beaches, the famous rock tombs and other historical records of the rich and ancient culture of the region.