Tagged: History

Tours with focus on history

Ruined windmills off Lefkes

In the Valleys of Lefkes & Marpissa: 3 Hikes

Longer or shorter (9-13km), easy walks or rewarding hikes, the broader Lefkes and Marpissa valley has it all; island nature at its purest, countryside beauty of old and traditional village charm- even a beach-ending walk!
Level: Easy

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

Drawing on ancient marble quarry walls, Paros

The Livadia- Marathi- Aghios Minas- Ancient Quarries Hike

An 11.5/13.5 km circular hike from Livadia beach in Parikia to rural Marathi, including a visit to the ancient marble quarries and the 17th c, Aghios Minas monastery. We walk on part of the old Byzantine Way to Lefkes, old footpaths and gravel roads, enjoying marvelous views to the bay of Parikia and Paros inland.
Level: Moderate

Pin It on Pinterest