From Alyki to Saliara
A comparison between ancient and modern quarrying
The ancient quarrying operations lasted about 12 centuries – up to 6th Century DC. During this period an enormous amount of marble artifacts have been excavated, processed at site and exported by boats to all places of known world – from Acropolis of Athens to Rome’s Coliseum. Marble and its products was the first ambassador of Thasian cultural heritage to the rest of the world. Likewise, modern quarries extroversion create synergies for the promotion of other local products such as olive oil, honey, as well as tourism itself.