Paros, Greece Luxury Voyages

Paros, Greece Luxury Voyages

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Cruise to a beguiling Grecian island

The word picturesque must have been invented for this beguiling island, with its windmills, domed churches, and houses in traditional Cycladic style, gleaming white in the bright sunshine, embellished with blue trim, and bedecked with brilliant hues of bougainvillea, and hibiscus.

Paros was known in ancient times for the fine white marble shipped to other parts of Greece for use by all those classical sculptors, and for local construction as well. On a rock by the sea are the remains of a medieval castle, built almost entirely of the marble remains of an ancient temple. Other remnants can be found scattered about the island.

Church Of Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Church Of Panagia Ekatontapiliani

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Church Of Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Church Of Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Regarded as the jewel of Paros, this church is one of the oldest Byzantine churches in Greece. Tradition says that the church was established by Helena Augusta, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great.

Archaeological Museum Of Paros

Archaeological Museum Of Paros

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Archaeological Museum Of Paros

Archaeological Museum Of Paros

The museum houses and displays an impressive collection of statues and artifacts dating back thousands of years. Many of the objects have been recovered from the temples of Apollo and Asklepios.

Paros Highlights

Paros Highlights

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Paros Highlights

Paros Highlights

Fertile, thyme-scented Paros is the third largest Cycladic island, famed for its white marble. Explore the Ekantontapyliani church, Venetian Castle, Apollo Temple, and the Archeological Museum before continuing to the charming village of Lefke and the cosmopolitan Naousa.

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Paros, Greece At a glance

Current Weather:
12°C / 54 °F
Sun
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Mon
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Tue
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Current Time:
7:14:32 am2015/04/25 07:14:32 am
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Saturday, April 25
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Currency:
Euro
Exchange Rates:
  • 1.09
  • 1.32
  • 0.72
  • 1.39
  • 69.36
  • 3.21
  • 16.72
  • 1.43
Local Details:
GPS: 37°5'8.32"N 25°8'55.79"E
Size: 196.30 KM2 (75.79 MI2)
Population: 13,715
Density: 70 Pop/KM2 (27 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +30

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