Look for the caves...|
Date : 2- -0 2005
Time : 14 : 2
You would say: Just a marble quarry. It feels good to visit the craddle of so many beautiful statues.
But apart from being romantic look for the caves. If you are lucky and worthy you may even find Minas...
The Marble Quarries|
Date : 7- -0 2004
Time : 14 : 1
On the main road between Parikia and Lefkes lie the ancient marble quarries. The site is marked with a sign from the road. Up to the quarries leads a marble road and the fences over there are made from marble. Everything is marble!
The primary quarry was closed when we visited but all around the place there were remains of quarries.
The Parian Marble is famous for for its quality and made the islanders rich in former times. Marble is still a major export from the island.
Many of the greatest statues throughout history were made from Parian marble like Venus of Milos.