The island of Thassos is located in northern Greece, just off the coast of Eastern Macedonia. It is a mountainous place and its highest peak is Psario or Ypsarion (1,203 m). Access, however, is easy thanks to the forest roads. It is characterized by rich olive groves. Since antiquity it has been known for its rich subsoil in iron, gold and its whitewashed marble.
The length of its coasts reaches 115 km and its surface is spread over 378.84 sq. Km. A distance of 18 nautical miles separates it from Kavala and only 6 miles from Keramoti and Kavala Airport. Thassos is administratively governed by the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, and it is surrounded by the surrounding islets in the homonymous municipality and in the homonymous regional unity. The seat of the island is Limenas, which is often confused with Limenaria, the second town of the island. The island is overgrown and wood is one of the main incomes of Thassos, as well as marble mining, tourism, oil, olives, honey etc. Olives, pine trees, plane trees, fir trees, linden trees, cedars, skulls and other days and wild trees cover the small plains to the top of the mountains. It has about 14,000 inhabitants.
The climate of Thassos is temperate, cool in the summer and mild in the winter. Hippocrates has left us valuable records of the Thassian climate when, for three years, he lived on the island in the 5th century BC. In the book Epidemics A states that in Thassos “in general the winter looked like spring”. The average annual temperature is 17.2°C, and the average summer temperature (July) is 23.4°C.
Activities favored in Thassos include water skiing and fishing, hiking and mountaineering, hunting, and bird watching. It has also begun for the first time to implement the program of the Greek Ornithological Society and the international organization Bird Life for the continuous monitoring by volunteers of the important area for wild birds in Thassos. A part of the island has been declared to be of particular value for wild birds (similarly designated 96 other regions throughout Greece) and is one of the first pan-Hellenic areas to be monitored by volunteers of the above organizations. The data collected, classified and created together with the data from all the major bird areas of Europe, a large pan-European database. This allows scientists and anyone interested to monitor the fluctuations of the populations of every major species of avifauna in Europe, the alterations of the natural environment from human activities to the biotopes and through volunteers to control any illegal activity in these areas.