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Marpissa

Marpissa is a fairly large village with many accommodation options that allow visitors to tour the many beautiful beaches of the east coast with ease. Piso Livadi is the port of the village. It is built in amphitheater formation on a small hill, where visitors can take yet another walk along quaint streets with an Aegean atmosphere and many houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

Attractions in Marpissa include the Peratinos Museum of Sculpture, the large Byzantine church of Metamorphosis and the monument dedicated to Nikolas Stellas. Stellas was a 23-year-old youth who gave his life for the resistance against the German occupation on 22 May 1944. Seek out the small chapel of Evangelismos and peek in to admire the carved, gilded icon screen and bell tower.

One of the most characteristic images of Paros is that of the four windmills in the main square of Marpissa. A path leads from the square to the monastery of Agios Antonios. The monastery is situated on Kefalos Hil, where the view of the sea and the surrounding islands is among the most beautiful of Paros. Kefalos is, in reality, an old extinct volcano. This same hill was once the site of a Venetian castle built by Sommaripa, the overlord of
Paros. It was destroyed in an attack by the pirate Barbarossa after being seized in 1537.

Easter in Marpissa is a unique experience, with the representations of the Passions of Christ on Good Friday and the Easter feast.

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