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Paros History Features: Archeological sites
  • Features: Archeological sites - Churches
    The Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani which dates from the 6th century and is thought to be the third most important early Christian church in Greece.
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  • Around Paroikia there are the following archaeological sites - the Asklepion, the Pytheion temple dedicated to Pythian Apollo. The Temple of Delion which was dedicated to the three deities of Delos - Leto, Artemis and Apollo.
  • On the road to Naoussa from Paroikia you will find the important monastery of Zoodochos Pigi Longovarda, Near Ag.Irini is the chapel of Christos tou Dassous (Christ of the Forest). The Venetian Kastro in Naoussa which lies half submerged in the harbour.
  • At the highest point in Paroikia there is the Frankish Kastro. Its walls were constructed using masonry from the ancient Temple of Athina which existed on the site now occupied by the Church of Ag. Constantinos and Eleni.
  • The ancient marble quarries at Marathi it provided the pure translucent white marble for the famous classic masterpieces such as the Venus de Milo and Praxiteles’ Hermes.
  • Museums - The archaeological museum is in Paroikia next to the Ekatontapiliani Church, but there is also a very interesting museum of crafts on the road between the airport and Aliki called "Scorpios" a costume museum in Naoussa which is linked to the Naoussa Dance Group and a Folklore Museum in Lefkes.
  • Byzantine Collection of icons in Church of Ag.Nikolaos in Naoussa. Butterfly valley near Agia Irini, about 7km from Parikia and 5 from Aliki. Antiparos Cave where you can go by the Antiparos busses or with your own vehicle.
  • Experience a walk through history by taking the Byzantine Way, an ancient stone pathway which leads from Lefkes to Prodromos (also known as Dragoulas). The path begins at a signpost pointing down the side of the Cafenion in the centre of Lefkes and meanders down the valley. An enjoyable two hour gentle nature walk with wonderful views of Naoussa, Piso Livadi and the island of Naxos. It is easy to Imagine the many donkey trains which must have struggled up and down this path - maybe roman soldiers, even pirates!
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