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Paros & Antiparos, by Nigel McGilchrist

Paros & Antiparos, by Nigel McGilchrist

9.95

Paperback – 169 x 112 – 96 pages

Series selected as books of the year by The Economist 2010.

Paros produces what is considered traditionally to be the best quality of marble for sculpture in the world and many of the greatest sculptures of Antiquity - the Venus de Milo, Praxiteles' Hermes, the Winged Victory of Samothrace - are made from Parian marble. The Panaghia Katapoliani is the oldest and most historically important church in the Aegean Islands. Paros has three beautiful towns - Parikia, Naousa and Lefkes - and its eating and beaches are among the best in the Cyclades.
Antiparos has a 15th century Kastro and a famous and impressive cave. Beyond it the deserted island of Despotiko has the most interesting ancient site currently being revealed, which may prove to be one of the most significant recent finds in the Cyclades.

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