History of Samothraki
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History of Samothraki

Since ancient times Samothraki had attracted great interest because myths and reality are blended in such a way that it is impossible to distinguish them. Probably it had been inhabited since prehistoric times during the Neolithic era, but certainly it was inhabited in the Bronze Age. It seems that the first residents of the island were Pregreek and Irodotos mentions them as Pelasgous. Already from the early Iron Age the Thracian tribes Of Seon as well of Dardanians with origin pointing to the myth of Kaveiron are mentioned on the island. So, during the quest of the original roots of the island it was named Saonisos and Dardania accordingly. Other names of the island were: Saos, Samos, Ilektris, Aithionia, Lefkosia, Lefkonia and Meliti.

From colonization to Rome

From colonization to Rome

As for the Greek colonization of the island it is not clear under what conditions was created and the presence of Ionic and …

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Byzantine times

During Byzantine times

In the late 4th century AD, the Mysteries of Samothraki are in the past and Christianity is the religion that prevails …

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Turkish domination

The years of Turkish domination

In the middle of the 15th century Samothraki is under the sovereignty of Sultan and after the Fall of Constantinople in …

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20th century samothrace history

In the 20th century

During the Second World War Samothraki once suffered tremendously by the Germans and Bulgarians conquerors. Throughout …

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