One of the most important sights of PAROS which shows diverse interesting for all visitors regardless of their origin and creed is the Church of Ekantontapylianis
Its close to the harbour, making the tour very easy for the tourists.Paleochristian Church of the 4th century a.d. the legend returns the erection in St. Helena which en route to the Holy Land stops in Paros
and make the vow to build in back of a temple on the island. Later during the reign of Justinian was reconstructed and added the imposing dome of. During the following centuries the history of the synyfanthike with the history of the place and met their respective conquests, looting and destruction that accepted and the island from the Turks and Venetians.Today is a reference point for the cult of the Virgin Mary across the country and is one of the most important religious monuments. The architecture follows the rhythm of the Basilica with dome. The celebration of our Lady at 15 August each year culminates with religious, devotional events and the big celebration in honor of the Virgin.
After Ekatontapyliani lies the Archaeological Museum of PAROS
with important findings from the island. The collections exhibited in the Museum there are ceramics from the Early Cycladic
culture with features figurines that demonstrate significant cultural development of the island during the period of copper.Sculptures and ceramics from the archaic period ,among which stands out the marble statue of Brisk and marble slabs of the same period. From the classical period sculptures are marble statues as this victory and Artemis. There are also ceramic and from the Hellenistic and Roman era. In the atrium of the Museum of exposed sculptures, fifidwta floors, sarcophagi and parts of buildings and artifacts of pottery and marble sculptor workshops that functioned on the island throughout the ancient times due to its excellent Parian marble used by craftsmen.
Shortly after the port of Parikia Ancient Cemetery
. The oldest artifacts found in
cemetery placed in geometric years. At this place was discovered and the clay statue of Brisk, the monster is apolithwne anyone staring. Was the cemetery of PAROS from geometrical up to the end of the Hellenistic period the 2nd a.d.. century. provides a lot of information on the social organization of PAROS in antiquity and for burial and religious ceremonies. The area was divided into vertical and horizontal walls that greeted the URNs of marble. For the most eminent dead adorned the graves with tombstones and other constructions.
The completion of the excavations was accompanied by reconstructions andn comparable works that protect the monument and make it into a crowded space for tourists of the island.
On the market of Parikia
a major attraction is the Venetian castle
of the city. They are the remnants of Fragkokasteloy
that was erected by the Venetians in the 13th century to protect the city from pirates and the external enemies. Later the walls were used to build the surrounding houses that would be protected from raids. The materials of the Castle consist of ancient temple ruins which existed at the point.
Around the castle today we can enjoy the Aegean island's architecture in homes and churches in the region.
Proportional fortified sample forms and the Venetian castle of Naoussa which was built in the 15th century to protect the city. Today it gives a different aura to Naoussa that reserves thanks to the presence of the castle the memories from the Venetian period. Near Naoussa There is a small village Ambelás
also with Venetian castle,that offers ancient landmarks such as the settlement on the Hill Koukounaries and Protocycladic Plastiras cemetery
The material that dominated the local economy and helped the art of all times was the famous Parian marble adorns all important sculptures and buildings in all the cultural centers of antiquity. The marble that came from the quarry located near the settlement Marathi
, After the Town the road that leads to the Poplars. At this point it is visible the galleries and underground roads that were used during the extraction of marble, In addition one can get into the quarries from two different inputs. The quarries were active up to the 19th century.At Lefkes
worth visiting the Folklore Museum of Lefkes
with objects from the tradition of the island concerning the everyday life of the residents a few decades older.Interesting Museum is the Folklore Museum of popular art – Scorpio in Aliki
. The Museum is composed of works of Mpenetoy Skiada, with his abilities and skill source creates miniatures of important monuments of the island and various other objects that define the history and life of the place.