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An island of northeast Greece in the northern Aegean Sea. It was colonized by Phoenicians and later ruled by Athens, Rome, Byzantium, and Turkey. The island was ceded to Greece in 1913.
(Placename) a Greek island in the N Aegean: colonized by Greeks from Paros in the 7th century bc as a gold-mining centre; under Turkish rule (1455–1912). Pop: 13 761 (2001). Area: 379 sq km (146 sq miles)
Tha•sos(ˈθɑ sɔs, -sɒs, -soʊs, ˈθeɪ-)
a Greek island in the N Aegean. 13,316; ab. 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km).