High Mill Hotel, Parikia - Paros, Greece
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THE HISTORY OF PAROS

THE HISTORY OF PAROS

The known history of the island begins in the Neolithic period, about 4.000 B.C. and continues through the centuries. Paros was a strong naval and merchant power in the Cyclades area, with trading links even with the Phoenicians till the 6th century B.C. Paros controlled most of the trade and transport in the Aegean sea and set up colonies and finally became the center of cultural life in the 7th century. In the following years the island start to loose it’s power. Shortly after Christianity was brought to Paros the famous church of “Ekatontapiliani” was built by Saint Helen.

In the 10th century after Christ the island was completely destroyed by the Arabs, but was quickly repopulated and later, the Venetians conquered the island and made it part of the duchy of the Cyclades where Naxos was the capital. During the Turkish occupation, although heavy taxation was imposed on the Parians, there was religious freedom and this resulted to the numerous Orthodox monasteries and Churches that are found around the island. In modern times, Paros joined her strength with the rest of Greece, in the struggle to support Peace, Democracy, freedom and the development of culture, in search for a better tomorrow. Scopas was one of the famous sculptures in Cyclades and so far a lot of his work is in the museum.

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