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Island of Thasos in the Aegean Sea, Greece

40.7N 24.7E

March 13th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Greece - February 19th, 2010

Greece - February 19th, 2010

Thasos or Thassos, visible in the lower left quadrant of this orthorectified image, is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos but geographically part of Macedonia. It is the northernmost Greek island.

Thasos has a generally round shape, without deep bays and significant peninsulas. The highest peak, Ypsario or Ipsario, is 1,205 m (3428 ft) high and lies in the eastern half of the island, which is steeper and mostly covered in pine forest. The western half has gentler slopes. While generally mountainous, the terrain is not particularly rugged, as it rises gradually from the coast towards the island center.

Greek Islands in Northern Aegean Sea

April 19th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Greece - April 10th, 2009

Greece - April 10th, 2009

The Greek island of Thassos is located in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos. It is approximately 7 km from the mainland and 20 km south-east of Kavala.

The Island is formed mainly by gneisses, schists and marbles of the Rhodope Massif. The highest elevation of Thasos is the Ypsario, at 1,204 m.

Upon opening the full image, another island, Samothrace, can be seen to the west of Thassos. The island is 17 km long and is 178 km2 in size.

It is the southernmost island and point in Greek Thrace. It is only a few kilometres west of the maritime boundary between Greece and Turkey.