Limenaria Products

Products

Honey
Nowadays, several thousands of kilos of honey are being produced in Thassos, either from varieties of trees (pine, fir, etc.) or varieties of flowers (thyme, etc.)

Wine
Since ancient times Thassos was famous for its wines and a lot of people praised Thassos for it.
Nowadays, wine production in Thassos is very limited. The golden age of Thassian wine is defined mainly during the Byzantine, Hellenistic and classical period. The recipe for the production of Thassian wine is found at “Geoponika”, an agricultural manual of the 10th century, but certainly the technique was traditional. The great importance that the wine had for the island’s economy, reveal the laws found carved on marble inscriptions concerning the wine trading.

Olive oil
From the late 18th century olive groves replace vineyards. So, for the residents of the island olive oil was an essential nutrient. The beneficial effect of olive oil is due to its composition and especially to its rich content in monounsaturated fatty acids, mainly represented by oleic acid. The olive oil is the par excellence traditional product of Thassos, also designated as a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). There are several olive oil cooperatives all over the island (in almost every village), producing and bottling olive oil in packages of 10 liters, 5 liters or even smaller.

Preserves
Preserves are produced in several regions of Greece. The difference is that in Thassos, preserves are prepared with Thassian honey instead of sugar, produced by local beekeepers. So, all preserves acquire a truly special and unique flavor.
A special natural flavor offer the traditional preserves prepared on Thassos island for many years by several kinds of fruit, mainly figs and walnuts that are in abundance on the island. You will find numerous shops and stands selling preserves all over Thassos. Also, at Limenaria you can taste the famous loukoumades (doughnuts).

Marble Quarrying
Since 1979 the white marble of Thassos, known from antiquity and was in widespread use in Roman period, becomes sought after and exported, mainly to Arab countries. High demand coupled with the lack of other deposits of white marble in Greece, led to a major quarrying of the areas containing marble on the island.