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The marble pavement and a beautiful girl :)
Favorite thing: 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!
Fondest memory: 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 it's 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, i.e. David from Milo.
Only picture we took in Parikia :(
Favorite thing: I wasn't as impressed with Parikia as Naoussa and very glad we ended up staying in the latter. I found the beach road really unappealing but up from there the town looked better.
Having said that I can't really say I know the town, as I only spent a few hours there.
Fondest memory: The main attraction in Parikia is the church Panagia Ekatontapilliani. The complex actually consist of a few seperate churches and they played part in the developement of early christianity.
The picturesque harbour in Naoussa
Favorite thing: We ended up in Naoussa by chance and I can't say we regret it. This town is absolutely beautiful with its white-washed houses, marble pavements and the picturesque harbour.
The small harbour with all those little boats and restaurants that line the dock is certaintly the heart of the town. This was an amazingly quiet place during the day and crowdy in the evenings.
Fondest memory: Naoussa is probably my favorite of all the towns I have stayed in in Greece. I am not quite sure why, the place just had a great feel about it.
Picturesque alley in Lefkes
Favorite thing: Lefkes is a beautiful, quiet town in the center of Paros. It is the former capital of the island and the second largest town. All the houses are white and the reflection from their walls makes it almost impossible to go around without sunglasses during the day.
Fondest memory: The winding narrow streets are great fun to explore and the houses are beautifully decorated with flowers. The streets are too narrow for cars to pass so there are no disturbances.
Lefkes is a must to visit when touring Paros.
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