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Paros - Parikia Parikia
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Paros - Valley of the Butterflies Valley of the Butterflies
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Paros - Naousa Naousa
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Paros - Ancient Marble Quarries in Paros Ancient Marble Quarries in Paros
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Paros - Beaches of Paros Beaches of Paros
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Paros - Panagia Ekatontapiliani Panagia Ekatontapiliani
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Paros - Lefkes Lefkes
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Paros - Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros
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Paros - Antiparos Antiparos
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Population: 12.853
Airport(s): Paros National (PAS)
Description: One of the most representative islands of the Cyclades, it combines its long history with beautiful nature and rich tradition. Its geographical position, right in the center of the Aegean sea promoted Paros as the crossroad of the ancient sea routes connecting the islands to mainland Greece, Asia Minor and the surrounding Mediterranean. Since the Procylcladic Era there were settlements on the island and throughout history Paros played an important role as a commercial and military base and its reputation was associated with the intellectual and artistic flowering of Athens, thanks to the exceptional quality marble and important artists who came from there. Following the story of the Cyclades conquered by the Athenians, the Persians, Macedonians and Romans successively to pass the Byzantine Empire until 1207, which was conquered by the Venetians. Follow the notorious pirate Barbarossa and Ottoman, at which time the island was a base for pirates. In 1821 Paros took an active part and then became part of the first Greek state. Since the 1960s Paros became one of the most popular tourist destinations in our country, thanks to its natural wealth, its beautiful beaches, its nightlife and impeccably organized tourism infrastructure, attracting thousands of visitors every summer . You can reach the island either by ferry from Piraeus or by plane, since the island has its own airport.

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