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Fun to explore

On Paros we had opted to use the buses vs rent s car which worked well for several days of hiking... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Kansas City, Kansas
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Unique place to visit

There is not a lot of information here, but it is an interesting place to spend an hour or so. The... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Robert S
Westbury, New York
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

On Paros we had opted to use the buses vs rent s car which worked well for several days of hiking. One day we took the bus from Drios to Marathi and got off to explore the Marble Quarry caves. The caves got dark quickly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

A place like this can be easily missed with all the beaches on Paros. However it is worth taking an hour out to come and visit the mines. We found the quarry relatively easy to locate, it’s just off the main road between Lefkes and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DomBlakey
Reviewed July 28, 2018

There is not a lot of information here, but it is an interesting place to spend an hour or so. The ruins of a few old buildings still stand and there are entrances to two mines....one of which looks like a cave. There is enough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 7, 2018

this is the place where the famous marble-staues of the Parthenon come from-really ancient-next to it the modern quarry

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank apostolidougeorgia
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

So, after letting ourselves in through the gate (which I guess is there to keep small kids out?), I went about 100m down the tunnel. Wasn’t much to see, so I turned around. Turns out that the bottom is only about 200m down, and some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karl G
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The place is nice, thinking that the marble for Venus of Milos was extracted from here adds a charm, but it it rather difficult to visit it. Parc the car and go by foof arround the wire fence. There are actually 2 holes, one looks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elena257
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The Marathi Marble quarry has been around since the days of Agamemnon. Paros marble was used to create sculpture such as the Venus de Milo. The old man who man's the quarry an sells some good but naive carved marble jewelery. A pleasant hour spent...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gregor G
Reviewed October 17, 2017

The most ancient marble mines in the world, set in a large area with some recent marble sculptures and surrounded by aromatic herbs growing wild.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Apostolos P
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Make sure you wear a good pair of runners & take a torch! Follow the sign to enter car park & then follow track to the next sign & turn left. The mines are behind the wire fencing, there is a gate into the one...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank TaniaBeard
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting historical site BUT you must be willing to do it all by yourself, as there are few signs, no parking, and no explanation. Read up before you go, bring a strong flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. The access is a steep...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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