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Excursion date: 14/11/2019
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Our excursion starts at 09.00 from Parikia as we walk to the castle and the church of Saints Constantine and Helen, where is the old town and is the most scenic spot of. Then, walking through the alleys, we arrive at one of the main attractions of Paros, Our Lady of Hundred Doors, one of the oldest churches in the country, also called the church with 100 gates. Not only is an architectural and archaeological monument, the church of Our Lady of the Hundred Gates is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites throughout Greece.

We continue with the bus to the port of Punda where we take the ferry will and find ourselves in Antiparos for a first acquaintance with the island and wander the narrow streets of the village and of course visit its venetian castle.
Returning to Paros, we cross the southern coast, we pass from Aliki and Drios and reach Piso Livadi where we have free time for swimming and lunch (optional). In Piso Livadi you will enjoy the peace and beauty this scenic harbor has to offer. The traditional architecture of Paros you will meet with a stroll in Lefkes, the first capital of the island. The traditional settlement built amphitheatrically on the hillside offers a riveting view and will make you feel eventually that you are carried away to another era.

We then continue our trip by bus to the ancient quarries at Marathi. The most famous
statues of ancient Greece , were sculpted on the garnet and marble of Paros. Statues like the Venus of Milos, and it is worth to mention that the roof of the Parthenon was built with the exceptional Parian marble.

In the afternoon we arrive at Naoussa, where we walk through the narrow streets of the village and of course visit the port of Naoussa, which is one of the most picturesque in Greece. An ideal background for great photos!
Around 17.00 we return back to Parikia.

Minimum number of participants: 15 persons

 

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