Paros

Paros

One of the Cyclades island group, Paros lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km wide. It has numerous beaches and the constant strong wind in the strait between Paros and Naxos makes it a favoured windsurfing location. Today, Paros is one of the most popular European tourist hotspots. It also became known for its fine white marble which gave rise to the term Parian which is used for China and fine marbles worldwide. On a rock beside the sea are the remains of a medieval castle, built almost entirely of the marble remains of an ancient temple. Similar traces of antiquity, in the shape of bas-reliefs, inscriptions, columns, & etc. are numerous. Parikia town has a small but interesting archaeological museum housing some of the many finds from sites in Paros.

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