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Description

Paros (0055) Parikia
Paros (0055)Parikia
37° 5′ 3″ N, 25° 8′ 48″ E

Paros (Πάρος), one of the Cyclades island group, lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km wide. Historically, Paros was known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term “Parian” to describe marble or china of similar qualities. The capital, Parikia, situated on a bay on the north-west side of the island, occupies the site of the ancient capital Paros.

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On the north side of the island is the bay of Naoussa (Naussa) or Agoussa, which provides a safe and spacious harbour.

Another important settlement of the island Paros is Lefkes. Lefkes is an inland mountain village 10 km away from Parikia. It is a picturesque village with narrow streets.

See also

Greece

Santorini (04) Fira
Santorini (04)Fira

Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southeast Europe. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia, and Africa, and shares land borders with Albania… [Read more]

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