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Culture of Paros. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The island of Paros has carefully preserved the heritage of the past. Its territory keeps numerous unique historical objects. The most remarkable and significant landmark of the capital of the island is the Panagia Ekatontapiliani church. The literal meaning of the principal church of the city is the church of hundred doors. The first religious construction on its place was erected as far back as in the 4th century BC. In the course of its long history the church was many times wracked totally and restored anew changing its look drastically. Today the church appears to visitors of the city in the form of an ancient temple which stuns with elegance of forms and rich inner decoration.
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Close to the church tourists will find two most visited museums of the city being the archeological museum and the Byzantine one. Their expositions include hundreds of showpieces of different epochs. The exploration of the showpieces will be of great interest for tourists interested in the ancient history. The guests of Parikia should necessarily visit the ruins of Apollo temple. The place attracts hundreds of curious travelers to observe the ruins of the scale religious construction every day.
The suburbs of the capital of the island also keep plenty of significant spots of tourist attraction. Not far from the city tourists will find the Monastery of Holy Unmercenaries. It is located on the top of the high hill which offers a panoramic vibrant view of the island. The Kastro settlement is another treasury of unique historical objects. Tourists will find there a beautiful religious landmark being St. Constantine and Helen Church. Another spot of tourist attraction there is the ruins of the ancient Temple of Demeter. Copyright
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The main landmark of the Marpissa village is the Nikos Perantinos Museum which is dedicated to the creative work of the world renowned artist. The visitors of the museum will find out many interesting facts about the life and creative work of the maestro as well as enjoy the masterpieces of statuary art. In close vicinity to the Marathi village tourists will discover ancient stone mines being the exact place of Paros marble mining a few centuries ago. This marble was considered the most valuable industrial mineral and was used in decoration and finishing of ancient palaces and temples.
The village is a place of location of another religious building being the Apollo Sanctuary. Near the Dasos settlement tourists will find two monasteries which were established many centuries ago. These are the St Arsenuis Monastery and the Life Giving Spring Monastery. Every small town and settlement of the island features unique historical landmarks which will be of great interest to curious tourists and excursion fans.
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Culture guide to Paros. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Paros: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Paros. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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