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Marathi Marble Quarries and the Byzantine Road

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Starting from £72.78 GBP / Adult
Discover the history of Paros Island in rugged and regal fashion, beginning at the marble quarries of Marathi. Witness the luminous white faces from which Paros Marble has been cut since ancient times. Archeologists believe that 75% of all sculptures in the Aegean were made from this radiant stone. From here, a short drive leads to the highland village of Lefkes, the capital of Paros during The Middle Ages. Wander about whitewashed homes and stunning examples of Venetian architecture in this town that time seems to have forgotten. Pop into a local café for some coffee and a sweet before beginning your trek down the famed Byzantine Road. Paved in Paros Marble and dating to the year 1000 AD, the mostly downhill pathway offers up stunning views of the sea and Naxos Island beyond. Make your way to the seaside village of Prodromos where your ride to the ship will be waiting. This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
  • Marvel at the luminous white rock that distinguishes the Marathi marble quarries.
  • Visit the village of Lefkes, a hodgepodge of whitewashed homes and Venetian architecture set 1,000 feet above sea level.
  • Follow the marble paths of the Byzantine Road from the highlands to the seaside village of Prodromos.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk for approximately 2 miles over uneven and dirt surfaces with inclines, several steps, and extended periods of standing.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Location Paros, Greece Paros, Greece
Tour Code WO2L WO2L
Duration3.75 Hours 3.75 Hours
Activity Level#Strenuous #Strenuous
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