Marmara in Paros is a small agricultural village located on the eastern side of the island. The pieces of marble scattered around the village witness the origin of its name (which means marbles in Greek), as they were used for the construction of mansions and Byzantine churches.
Archaeologists believe that the ancient town of Yria lies buried close to the settlement.
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Today, the village has a population of about 500 permanent inhabitants who are mostly involved in agriculture.
The architecture of the village is typical Cycladic and the dominant colors are of course blue and white. There are old elegant mansions, small shops and stone houses.
Similar to the other villages of the island, Marmara is an area with religious significance with great celebrations and festivities. The most important is held on September 8th, celebrating the Virgin Mary.
There are many different ways to get to Marmara from any location on the island. Airport to Marmara: 21.5 km / 13.4 miles | Port to Marmara: 15 km / 9.3 miles | Parikia to Marmara: 15 km / 9.3 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Marmara and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at the main Port of Paros (Parikia). There are several buses from Parikia to Marnara during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. From Paros Airport to Marmara: There’s a bus station outside the airport building. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Parikia Village. From Parikia, visitors should take another bus to reach Marmara. From Paros Port to Marmara: The central bus station is located at the main Port of Paros (Parikia). From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry should take a bus to reach Marmara. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.