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Laid Back Paros

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The Frankish Castle in Parikia is one of the most enduring monuments on the island of Paros. It was built in the 1200s by the Venetian Sanoudos. Scholars believe that the castle was built from the vestiges of an assortment of ancient sanctuaries that were scattered in and around the island of Paros and grindstones from windmills are clearly visible in the walls...

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Windmills are still a feature of the island...

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All life in Paros centres around the port and the daily comings and goings of the ferries...

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Like many of the Greek Islands, Paros is scenic though a little stark. The quaint whitewashed houses and laid back lifestyle of the locals makes them interesting. Life hasn't changed much for the locals in generations - although most of the money now comes from tourists and from islanders living abroad. people still shop in the same way as their parents and grandparents...

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There are no supermarkets here. But it's a lovely place to spend a few quiet days. One event that we attended was an art collective's opening night where corrugated cardboard featured widely...

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A day trip to the caves on the neighbouring island of Anti-Paros ended somewhat scarily when the sea turned rough and the small ferry we were on took a beating. This cat wasn't perturbed...

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And Paros is a great place to stop and smell the roses, (and the bougainvillea)...

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Posted by Hawkson 12:52 Archived in Greece

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