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Lupin fields en route to Thapsana, Paros island

The Parikia- Kakapetra- Thapsana- Marathi Hike

A distinctive inland hike through old, forgotten footpaths on hillsides and unspoilt rural landscapes, passing by Thapsana Monastery and the valley of Vounia and ending with an exploration of the ancient marble quarries’ site in Marathi. Includes a visit to the 16th c. Aghios Minas monastery – can be extended to a 6h circular tour.Level: Moderate

Pera Panagia chapel, Vounia

The Lefkes- Pigados- Ancient Quarries Hike

A 10/13 km walk on the hills, from medieval capital Lefkes to the ancient marble quarries at Marathi and the monastery of Agios Minas. Inland & sea views on age-old footpaths in the heart of Paros, exploring nature, tradition and history. Can be extended on Byzantine footpath back to Lefkes (circular route). Duration 3.5/4.5h, some easy caving included.
Level: Moderate

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