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Browse below Paros attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
The Archaeological museum which stands in Parikia, next to the High-School, contains finds from Paros and the nearby island Antiparos stretching back over more than 6,000 years. The Archaeological museum of Paros is considered as one of the most interesting in the Aegean islands. ... more info ...



EARLY CHRISTIAN BASILICA
A three-aisled basilica at the site of Treis Ekklisies, NE of Paroikia on the way to Naousa, about 1 km. outside Parikia(late 6th -early 7th century). The locals call it Treis Ekklesies (three churches), there arevestiges of an Early Christian basilica and three Byzantine churches.... more info ...



MARATHI MARBLE QUARRIES
Following the road from Parikia to Marathi and just after a few kilometers we reach the location of the ancient Parian marble quarries. It is the place where the marble for Venus of Milos and several classical masterpieces came from. Leave your car and take a nice walk into history. For more informa... more info ...

Panoramic View
>> In the Marathi area are found the Ancient Quarries of Marble. The history of extraction of marble to Paros is being Know from the antiquity.


FOLKLORE MUSEUM
Konstantinos and Marousso Rousos’ traditional house in Naousa Paros, has been transformed into Naoussa folklore museum, a small but interesting museum where traditional clothing is exhibited. You will have the chance to admire one of the most beautiful aspects of both the Greek civilization an... more info ...



PETALOUDES
Petaloudes (butterflies in Greek) is a valley at a distance od about 7 km from Parikia towards Pounta (South). Late Spring and during the first months of the summer numerous butterflies cover the whole valley. You can have a donkey ride to cross the valley. For those intrested there are tours depart... more info ...



AGIOS ANTONIOS
East of Marpissa rises Kefalos hill at the height of 200m with the church of Agios Antonios upon it, were we enjoyed a soft sunset and it should be on your itenerary.

Also, there, you can see the relics of the Venetian Castle, which was built on the 15th century. According to history it ... more info ...



DANCE GROUP NAOUSSA
The Music and Dance group Naoussa Paros was created many years ago. The group aims to bring to prominence the cultural heritage of the island.
Over the years all the artistic performances have help this aim. They have also cooperated with the local artists to develop and enhance the social an... more info ...



MONASTERY XRISTOU DASSON
The 18th century Convent of Christ in the Woods (Moni Christou tou Dasous) is located at a distance of about 7 km South of Parikia. Against the usual in Orthodox Greece only women are allowed into the sanctuary. Agios Arsenios, the second patron saint of the island; teacher and abbot, is also buried... more info ...



MONI LONGOVARDAS
The Monastery of Longovardas (built in 1638) is located at a distance of about 7 km from Parikia South East of Kamares. Access is allowed to men only and the monastery offers a library of great value.

Paros' Alkyonis wildlife refuge, was founded by a donation of Longomvardas Monastery.... more info ...



EKATONTAPYLIANI CHURCH
Ekatontapiliani (Our lady of the hundred doors) is the holy place of Paros which is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church was founded in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, th... more info ...