It was the capital of the island during the period of Turkish and Egyptian occupation, when it was the administrative and commercial center of the island. The cobbled streets and the houses with the special Macedonian Architecture and the stone roofs, are the main feature of the village.
A visit to the waterfalls of "Kefalogourna", the old lime kilns, the oil mills and watermills of the area, will take you to other times, where man in harmony with nature served his basic needs. The building of the chief Hatzigiorgis is of historical importance, which today is used as a folklore museum. You will feel overwhelmed entering the churches of Agia Paraskevi and Agios Dimitrios with the ornate wood-carved iconostasis. In the small cafes you can enjoy the traditional sweets of the spoon, such as walnut, fig, etc., while in the taverns you will taste the theological cuisine with the most popular gastronomic pleasure the goat.
In August you can have fun in the rhythms of the representation of the Thassian wedding, while during the summer various cultural events take place. The dense vegetation, the abundant waters and the stone arched bridge of continental architecture outside the village, are suitable for walks and hiking. A special destination with colors and aromas of another era, which has preserved all the elements of the genuine mountain community.