|The BIG transparency of Parian marble, that
gouged from the Quarries of Marathi, helped a lot, in
order to the hands of great sculptors are given birth
masterpieces. Ermis of Praxiteli, the Aphrodite of Milos,
the temple of Neptune in Sounio, the temple of Solomon
are some of work.
|The Castle of Paros was built exclusively
with Parian marble. The Castle made in the 13th century.
|The building of the Company of Marble, was
built exclusively with Parian marble.
|The ANCIENT quarries find in Marathi, in
an extensive band of hills. To the westerners it passes
torrent and westwards of the torrent there are the buildings
of the company of Marble, that were founded in 1878. The
first caverns were created with the continuing excavation
in the first hill with the bushes that appears in the
|The NATURE with the erosive effect of water
and the big forces that are developed in the rocks, with
the earthquakes and the landslips, created the natural
caverns. Thus were given birth the Cavern of Antiparos
and the Cavern of Demonon in the top of hill, where is
found the monastery of Saint George, to the borons of
Aspro Village. But created also the person caverns searching
for marble and precious mining.
|Before three thousands years did not exist
the quarry. The artists of season of Cycladic culture
would come in the band and concave with rudimentary cupreous
tools so that they find good pieces of marble and bring
on Cycladic figurines.
|The name Cavern of Nymphs emanated from
the grand relief, that exists in one of the entries of
quarry (right entry). In the grand relief they are incuse
nymphs, gods, Panas (that is why called Cavern of Panos),
women, men and one enigmatic Minotaur. In the grand relief
we read the sign: ADAMAS DRYSIS NYMFAIS (Adamas from the
band of Odrison of Thrace dedicates in the Nymphs).
|FROM the door of devastated house of Company
with the abundance thicket that is nourished with the
marble. Houses built with the marble of band. Elsewhere
abounds the slate and elsewhere is wedded the marble with
the slate. Such marriages you see in a lot of manufactures
|SO MUCH NATURAL, as the artificial obstacles
constitute important ecosystems with interesting flora
and fauna, with life, movement, kao beauty. This ecosystems
should be protected.
|The ABANDONED mines took life many times
in the centuries of their history. In 1878 with foreigner
capital it began a important productive activity with
centre the mine. Paros of season became «small industrial
Europe) at the historical Nikiforos Kypreos. Resided and
worked in Paros Άggloj, Austrian, Belgian, Germans, Oriental
and Armenian. Railway line was manufactured for the transmission
of Marbles and a department was saved up to before few
times in the harbour of Paroikia (Iron).