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Thasos

The Greek island (also Thassos, Greek Θάσος) covers only 386 km² and lies in the Thracian Sea in the northern Aegean Sea about 7 km from the east Macedonian coast. Apart from the main island, it includes several smaller islands, of which only the island of Kinyra (Κοίνυρα) on the east coast of Thasos is inhabited. In ancient times, viticulture was of great economic importance here. After the phylloxera catastrophe in the 19th century, it is now only practised to a limited extent exclusively for local needs. The most important grape varieties are the white Roditis and Athiri Aspro and the red Limnio. A speciality here is the pomace brandy Tsipouro, which is similar to ouzo (which of course also exists), as well as the sweet and spice-flavoured Thassian brandy distilled from honey and walnuts and made from the Roditis and Athiri Aspro varieties. Today, the island is best known for honey, olives and pickled fruits.

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