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Did You Know That...

Did You Know That...

  • Paros along with Antiparos and Despotiko island is the third largest island of the Cyclades after Naxos and Andros?
  • Findings show that the habitation of the island took place during the 5th millennium BC?
  • Parian marble played an important role to Paros’ economy during archaic times?
  • The most important ancient quarry was discovered in Marathi, where today you can see the galleries and corridors as well as the inscriptions of ancient artists?
  • In classical times it was one of the richest islands of the Cyclades, which also participated in the First Athenian Alliance providing significant sums of money in talents?
  • The design of the imposing church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani is almost identical to that of Agia Sophia in Constantinople?
  • The Castle in Parikia was built on ruins of ancient temples?
  • The byzantine path of 7 km that starts from Lefkes leads to the settlement of Prodromos?
  • Every Easter the Re-enactment of the Passion of Christ takes place in Marpissa in a highly devout atmosphere?