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Samothrace

A magical tiny corner rising in the middle of the sea is our sacred source of inspiration. This island that shelters our haven. It offers us a serene place to shape our future by connecting to our history.

Welcome to Samothrace!

Somewhere in a small corner of Greece, so small that looks insignificant, there is a very special place, Samothrace, the island of Aeolus. An island for mystics and treasure hunters, with such energy that makes one return over and over again.

This is a place that has everything. In 178 square kilometers nature surrounds history, religion, mysteries, therapy, gastronomy and they are revealed to the few who will be enchanted to explore it

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A magical tiny corner rising in the middle of the sea is our sacred source of inspiration.
This island that shelters our haven. It offers us a serene place to shape our future by connecting to our history.

Welcome to Samothrace!

Somewhere in a small corner of Greece, so small that looks insignificant, there is a very special place, Samothrace, the island of Aeolus. An island for mystics and treasure hunters, with such energy that makes one return over and over again.

This is a place that has everything. In 178 square kilometers nature surrounds history, religion, mysteries, therapy, gastronomy and they are revealed to the few who will be enchanted to explore it

History

A long story short

The name of Samothrace has its origin from the Greek word Samos, that means “high place next to the coast” according to Herodotus.

Samothrace had settlers since prehistoric times and excavations have brought to light a settlement of 5.500BC. Around 1.500 BC Thracians moved to the island and lived where Chora is today, and introduced the mystery religion of Kaviria, making Samothrace one of the most religious centers of antiquity. They created many altars of worship in the area of Paleopolis. During the 7th century Greeks of Aeolian origin reached the island and embraced the local religion and culture, built walls temples and new buildings in the sanctuary. During this period Samothrace was independent and had its own silver coin and navy.

Samothrace was conquered by Persians, Macedonians and in 168BC by Romans. During the Roman era Samothraki was recognized as a free region and the Kaviria mysteries had their ultimate edge. After 49AC and the arrival of Saint Paul in Samothrace, Christianity became the main religion and the sanctuary of Great Gods met its destruction.

For centuries Samothrace was a victim of bandits and pirates that stole and destroyed ancient monuments. Chora became a refuge and the coast was abandoned. Byzantines ruled the island until 1204. Later came the Venetians and Genoese and around 1430 Gattilusi family. The Ottoman Empire conquered it in 1457.

In 1821, locals rebelled but Samothrace was not released until 1912 and in February 1914 it was attached to Greece. During World War II and for a small period the island was ruled by Bulgarians. Samothrace eventually recovered and now counts 2.840 residents.

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James Bakery

PR Manager at Stockie

Genuinely the first theme i bought for which i did not had to write one line of code. Its a simple but a muc appreciated feature

James Bakery

PR Manager at Stockie

Genuinely the first theme i bought for which i did not had to write one line of code. Its a simple but a muc appreciated feature

James Bakery

PR Manager at Stockie