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Theologos Village | Thassos | Unearthing the Charms of a Miner's Traditional Settlement

Updated: Mar 13

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George P. Papadellis | SG Head

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Located in the northern Aegean Sea, Thassos is a beautiful island with crystal clear waters and lush green forests. This Greek island is the perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation, adventure, and a taste of Greek culture. One of the most unique places to stay on the island is the Theologos Traditional Village. This country-style traditional charming village, located at the south-eastern part of Thassos, at 220 m. elevation, 50 Km away from Limenas village (the capital), is a step back in time, offering visitors a glimpse into traditional Greek village life.


Theologos Village Thassos

History of Theologos Village

The village of Theologos dates back to the 18th century and was originally a settlement of miners who worked in the nearby mines. It used to be the capital of Thassos during the Ottoman occupation, then it was abandoned for many years, and in 1979 it became the Cultural Capital of Greece, being set with regulations for house construction and restoration. In the 1980s it was restored and turned into a traditional village. Today, Theologos is a popular tourist destination, known for its authentic Greek architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and sea. Residents work in the tourism industry in the summer, and in agriculture and animal breeding in the winter.


Accommodations

Theologos Traditional Village Thassos offers a variety of accommodations, including traditional stone houses, apartments, and studios. Each accommodation is uniquely decorated and furnished with traditional Greek furniture. The stone houses are particularly charming, with their thick walls and wooden shutters. All accommodations are equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and kitchenettes.


Agios Georgios Church in Theologos Village Thassos

Agios Georgios Church in Theologos Village Thassos | Photo by: Gerhard Haubold, Ag. Georgios C, CC BY-SA 3.0


Activities

There is plenty to do in and around Theologos Village. Visitors can explore the village's narrow streets and traditional architecture, visit the nearby Monastery of Archangel Michael, or hike through the surrounding mountains. The village is also located just a short drive from some of Thassos's most beautiful beaches, including Golden Beach and Paradise Beach. For those interested in history, the ancient city of Thassos is also nearby. The village is famous for: the annual summer revival of the folk wedding of the island, its cuisine (meat especially), its mansions and the necropolis dating back from the 8th century B.C.


Dining

Theologos Traditional Village offers a variety of dining options, including a traditional taverna serving authentic Greek cuisine. The taverna is located in the village square and offers outdoor seating with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can also enjoy a meal in the privacy of their own accommodations, as all accommodations are equipped with kitchenettes.


Bridge in Theologos Village Thassos

Bridge in Theologos Village Thassos | Photo by: Gelicious, Mittelalterliche Brücke, CC BY-SA 4.0


Experience Authenticity

Theologos Traditional Village Thassos is the perfect destination for those seeking a taste of traditional Greek village life. The village's authentic architecture, stunning views, and proximity to Thassos's beaches and historical sites make it an ideal base for exploring the island. With a variety of accommodations, dining options, and activities, Theologos Traditional Village Thassos is sure to offer something for everyone.


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A village with whitewashed houses bordered by the gray pebble Theologos Beach, which is popular for windsurfing due to the local winds. The ruined Temple of Apollo Eremithios dates from the 4th century BC, while the church of Agios Spyridonas has a red dome and an elaborate bell tower.

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