Thassos holidays in Greece at Theologos village: Located 52 km south of Thassos Town, between Kastro and Kinira. It is a very beautiful village full of magnificent houses and mansions. Theologos is one of the oldest villages in Thassos and it has been declared a traditional settlement by the Greek government in 1979 for its superb architecture.
Due to this decision, a lot of people were unable to restore their houses, therefore they sold them to foreigners, Germans and English, who have turned them into beautiful establishments. Today these picturesque mansions and fine painted houses offer a unique aspect to this village.
Theologos is famous for its food, one of its specialties being the broached goat, and its excellent taverns. Cafes and rooms for rent are also available. Every June, an interesting and beautiful reconstitution of a traditional local wedding takes place in this village. In the wider region archeologists have discovered remains of an old prehistoric settlement.
Theologos is an old village built in the mountains of Thassos, north from Potos. Under the regiment of the Turk- Egypt power it was also the sit of the local authority. Theologos was almost until the last century the most important village on the island. Some examples of the architecture shows how the people were living long ago. The roofs of the houses were made by stone. Every year they are dancing with the traditional clothes on a marriage. Here they are dancing as in the old times. Theologos was also the local sit of the villages Theologos, Potos, Pefkari, Psili Ammos, Astris and Kinira. In this part they are living about 2000 inhabitants. In winter they are living from the earning of the sale of olives and fishing. In summer they are earning their lives with the tourism.
At an altitude of 220m and at the southeastern part of the island it is located the country-style hilly village called Theologos. It is 50 kilometers far from Limenas and 10 kilometers far from Potos. Its population is 800 people whose main avocation in summer is tourism while agriculture and kettle-breeding during winter.
The first records in manuscripts for the existence of the thorp date back from 1287. It was the capital of the island during the Ottoman occupation (1455-1813) and during the Egyptian domination (1813-1902).
Theologos is a traditional group of dwellings ,with narrow alleys paved with slabs influenced by the Macedonian architecture. It was characterized as Cultural Capital in 1979 and since then certain regulations have been established regarding the construction and restoration of the buildings. In the area there is an old made of stone bridge that gives access to Astris.
The village of Theologos maintains its tradition and culture. Every summer, a revival of the Thassian folk wedding takes place. The village is renowned for its cuisine and in particular for its meaty tastes such as the famous kiddling.
At the village you will have the opportunity to visit the folkloric museum in the mansion-house Hatzigiorgi as well as some churches. On your course towards Theologos you will meet the necropolis dating back from the 8th century B.C.