Walk on marble!

by YourGiG

Come, swim and walk in this extra-terrestrial landscape, among abandoned ancient columns, capitals and blocks of marble! Alyki, on the island of Thasos, is an ancient marble quarry that was in use from the 6th cent. BCE to the 6th cent. CE, producing one of the most beautiful qualities of pristine white marble in the ancient world! What you see in the photo is the vast area that was been quarried away over a period of more than a thousand years! They say that the Romans would lament and consider themselves of lower stock if their pools were not lined with Thassian marble… Human vanity!