Sightseeing in Paros

Church of Ekatontapliani
("Our Lady of a Hundred Doors") in Parikia just 200 m from the port.
The most imposing church in the Cyclades and one of the most important in Greece, approx. 1.600 years old. On the 15th of August its nameday (a public holiday) is celebrated with a lot of festivities. Actually they are three churches in one, and legends rank about the fact that only 99 doors have been counted.

Archaeological Museum
In Parikia, just behind the Church of Ekatontapliani.
A fragment of the 3rd-century Parian Chronicle is the most important exhibit - next to many other interesting findings.

Ancient Cemetery
In Parikia, approx. 400 m from the port heading left of approx. 700 BC.

Venetian "Kastro"
In the old quarter and at the highest point of Parikia from the 13th century.

Ancient Wall
Just beneath the Kastro (Parikia).

Marble Quarries at "Marathi" on the way to Lefkes
Abandoned but interesting to visit. This is where the marble came from in the ancient times that was considered
the world's best.

Venetian Castle
In the little harbour of Naoussa.

Churches in Naoussa
Several important churches of ~ 15th century in Naoussa, including Catholic Church.

Agias Trias Cathedral
In Lefkes.

Museum of Popular Civilisation
In Lefkes.

An amphitheatre
In Lefkes, plus an interesting library.

Butterfly Valley
Approx. 8 km south of Parikia.
A little green oasis full of "butterflies" (actually moths, but nevertheless impressive & colourful). Only open a few hours
as it is on private ground. You can take a donkey ride to get there from the main road.

Folkloric Museum
Close to the airport nearby Aliki.

Cave of Antiparos
With stalactites and stalagmites, very steep and impressive, up on the mountain of Antiparos. Takes a ride by bus
or car/motorbike or donkey. Careful on hot days as the busses can let you wait and there are no toilets nearby
(although you can buy beverages there)!

Behind Monastiri Beach (Naoussa), nice for people who like to walk!

Monasteries (main)

- Monastery of Longovardas (1638), forbidden for women

- Monastery of Christ Dasous with the tomb of St. Arsenios

- Monastery of St. Mary Thapsanon from 1935, built on ruins of 17th century monastery

- Monastery of St. Antonios

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