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Exploring the Cave of Nymphs, Marathi

Parian Marble Tour

Follow the 2500-year-old trail of the famed ‘Parian stone’, the raw material of ancient sculpted masterpieces, with a marble tour around Paros town, followed by a visit of the site of the ancient marble quarries in Marathi, to seek the traces of ancient stone-cutters… and to see what Parians make of the stone today! Transfer & wine picnic included
Level: Easy

Lupin fields en route to Thapsana, Paros island

The Paros Town- Kakapetra- Thapsana- Marathi Hike

A distinctive inland hike from Parikia mostly on old, forgotten hillside footpaths, passing by unspoilt rural landscapes en route to Thapsana Monastery on the mountains before descending to the valley of Vounia and Marathi. Includes an exploration of the ancient marble quarries’ site and 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

10 km along the valleys & 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, +4km). Duration 4h/5h, some easy caving included.
Level: Moderate

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