Paros Marathi

General information

The picturesque Marathi in Paros lies close to Parikia, the capital of the island. The village is known for the marble quarries of the popular Parian marble which operated for 500 years in ancient times.

The marble from Marathi was used to create some of the greatest ancient masterpieces, including Venus de Milo, Hermes of Praxiteles in Ancient Olympia, Winged Victory of Samothrace and many temples on Delos Island.
At the beginning of the 19th century, many companies were founded for the exploitation of the Parian marble quarries that reopened. At that time, marble from the quarries was used for Napoleon's tomb.

The ancient quarries can still be seen today. In fact, in 2022, six associations from the island founded the Paros Ancient Marble Quarries Park AMKE to promote and protect the quarries. 

Nowadays, Marathi is a small settlement with very few inhabitants. Its picturesque narrow streets, small whitewashed houses and traditional chapels make up the architectural style of this village.

Things to See & Do in Marathi

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