The stone, in ancient times, it was extensively used in sculpturing and in decoration and construction of several religious monuments, public and residential buildings. Thassian, Athenian and other ancient Greeks were not the only ones who had discovered and appreciated its beauty. Citizens of Asian coasts of Aegean and Mediterranean Sea had also the opportunity to taste its beauty as Thassian people, being quite dynamic in trade, have early started to export mainly sculptures and unprocessed blocks of the white Thassian marble.
The stone today is the first choice in architecture and construction supplies for residential, commercial and institutional development projects and for the monuments industry, as well. It can be used in several applications in traditional and modern design projects. The most common, yet impressive application of white Thassos marble tile in architecture is a tiled floor highly polished.
While "Stone" is a broad meaning term that applies either to marble, granite, travertine or limestone, the term "marble" applies neither to granite, travertine nor lime stone. "Thassos granite" or "Thassos granit", in industry and supplies consequently, is an incorrect term, in opposition to the correct and acceptable terms "Thassos stone" and "marble Thassos". Granite, it should be pointed out that, involves only foreign granites that are brought in Greece and then re-exported, as there are extracted only Greek marbles.