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Tours with focus on history

Drawing on ancient marble quarry walls, Paros

The Ancient Quarries & Aghios Minas Monastery Hike

A 6-km circular hike in rural Marathi, including visits to the site of the Paros ancient marble quarries and the 17th c. fortified Aghios Minas monastery. Countryside walking and easy caving exploration in the Caves of the Nymphs & Pan, in search of ancient mining remains… and a last vein of the famous translucent ‘Parian Stone’ .
Level: Easy

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

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