Point of Interest
Ancient Marble Quarries
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Marble quarries of paros are very famous as very important sculptures like the Victory of Samothraki and Venus of Milos where made from Parian lignite! Historically very important place.
Take a bottle of water and a light with you and go to explore Parian marble quarry. Parian marble is well known all over the world. The marble of Acropolis,temple of Apollonas in Delos,temple of Pasidonas in Sounio,Thisio in Athens,temple of Solomon, Afrodite of Milos,Niki of Samothrace and many…
The Quarries of Marathi worked from the first Cycladic times (3rd millennium BC) till recently. Visitors will see underground corridors and buildings of the 19th century. Many statues of the antiquity were made of Parian marble, which is considered of fine quality.
An ancient place of marble mining in Paros, featuring two shafts that can be walked all along and are connected underneath the earth. You will need good shoes and a torch!
The famous Parian marble was mined. Parian marble has been used in sculpture masterpieces by ancient artists
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