Leave behind for a while the crowded towns of Parikia and Naoussa and choose Marpissa for your afternoon walk. This village dates back to the 16th and the 17th century with all-white houses built amphitheatrically, traditional windmills and impressive churches, within a 17 km distance from Parikia and at an altitude of 40 m above the sea level.
At the central square of Marpissa, you will find traditional taverns and cafes to pleasantly spend your time with the locals, while at the same spot you can see the Church of Metamorphosis and the four characteristic windmills. A little further there is the Sculpture Museum dedicated to the Greek sculptor Nikos Perantinos.
The path that leads to the Monastery of Agios Antonios starts from Marpissa. From there you can admire the stunning view of the Aegean Sea.