Monuments of Paros
The archaeological sites of Paros are of great interest to both casual visitors and those who "examine" history through ancient texts and archaeological finds. We encourage you to visit the monuments and travel back through thousands of years of island history.
The main monuments in the Parikia area are: the Temple of Ekatontapiliani in the center of town, the Venetian Kastro, Delos on a hill north of Parikia, the ancient cemetery near the port (used between the 8th century BC and the 2nd century AD), the temples at Kounados (on the Parikia - Naoussa road), the temples of Asclepion and Pythion Apollo south of the town, the memorial to the poet Archilochis at Elitas, the ancient quarries in Marathi, 5 km. from Parikia, and many more.
There are also several monuments in the greater Naoussa area, including: the Venetian castle, half of which is underwater and shelters the port of the village from the north, Palaiopyrgos (cylindrical tower from the Hellenistic Era), Agios Ioannis Detis (visible ruins of rectangular buildings, late 8th century BC), Halasmata (ruins of stone buildings with an inscription mentioning the goddess Demeter Karpoforos), Kargadoura (building foundations), Economou island (building ruins), Filisi island (ruins of ancient buildings), Leivadera (building ruins) and Koukounaries (ruins of Myceneaen acropolis).
Monuments can also be found at the unexcavated site of Agios Myronas, near Aliki, with visible ruins of buildings dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, at Marmara east of Marpissa (sections of Doric columns) and at the Temple of Artemis in Aspro Chorio, where the base of a statue dedicated to the goddess Artemis was found.