Paros and Antiparos, Greece
In the middle of the Cycladic archipelago, separated by a shallow strait formed after an earthquake around 350 BC, there are two Greek islands - Paros and Antiparos. Paros is a territory of Greece, which was with great importance for antiquity. The island was large and fertile, and the famous marble was mined from its quarries. This was the famous material used to make the early Cycladic figurines, Venus Milovska and the tomb of Napoleon. In the past, the island of Paros was part of the Duchy of Naxos and the Ottoman Empire, and in the 18th century the Russians briefly conquered its territory.
The name of the island of Paros is associated with an attractive paradise, with a beautiful landscape and tranquil beaches. When the last tourist leaves Paros, he looks intact. A virgin natural paradise.
Life in Parikia is wild and dynamic - a brilliant and lively port, the center of inter-island ferry connections. The old town is a real tangle of narrow white streets. Several museums and archeological objects are interesting to see in Parikia. In addition, Parikia attracts tourists with its beaches. The next stop on the tour of the island of Paros must be Naoussa. The city is located at the bottom of a large bay, in the northern part of Paros, and for nothing in the world does not can be separated with its picturesque port. Its beauty is enhanced by the brightly painted fishing boats and the snow-white old quarter. Naoussa also tempts tourists with its excellent beaches.
In order for Paros to have beautiful beaches, its eastern coast is also responsible. In addition to beautiful beaches, it offers a "wide range" of attractive villages and old monasteries scattered on the slopes of Profitis Ilias.
Antiparos is not as charming as Paros. Nevertheless, Antiparos has a separate identity. The heart of the island beats in its beautiful little port town with the same name. Its appearance is shaped by the incredible combination of an attractive promenade and an old neighborhood, woven into new tourist facilities. Antiparos offers relaxation on golden sand beaches and secluded walks outside the town. The cave of Antiparos is a very popular place on the island, but due to bad circumstances it has always attracted vandals. For example, Russian sailors decided to break off and take home stalagmites, and Lord Byron allowed himself to scratch graffiti on the walls.