Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

The North Aegean Islands are not a chain of islands like most of the other Greek islands. They stretch at irregular intervals from Thasos in the north to Samos in the south. One of the most interesting islands in this area is Tos. Most of the winners of the throwing events at the original Olympic Games came from this island. The island is very flat and there has never been much to do here, so it’s thought that the athletes fashioned javelins from the branches of olive trees and learned to throw them vast distances. The islanders also tied hemp ropes around large stones and practised throwing them.  These islanders are also good at creating mixed salads, which they throw in the air at every opportunity.