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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

North view on Raches hill, north of Kostos village

The Aghia Pakou- Matzoro- Kantnelia Circular Hike

An easy to moderate difficulty, circular hike in little-visited, beautiful countryside in the heart of Paros, along dirt tracks, shepherds’ trails and forgotten stone-paved footpaths, with great panoramic views to the bay of Naoussa, the east coast and over the sea from NW to SE to boot! 12 km and 4 h on a variety of terrain and landscape, including some hill climbing.
Level: Moderate

Agios Nikitas chapel

The Angeria – Mt. Stroumboulas – Lefkes Hike

A 14-16 km sporty hike, starting from Angeria in the south, gently passing by Aneratza valley up to the chapel of Ai Giorgis sta Dhamalia, ascends Mt. Stroumboulas (724 m.) and goes down to quaint Lefkes. Mixed, rough terrain, including rugged footpaths and shepherds trails. Demanding, duration 5.5.-6 h, hiking shoes required.
Level: Demanding

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