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Paros

      Πάρος (3/5/2006 v.1) Paros (3/5/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Karioris Panayotis , Kalogeropoulou Georgia (29/6/2005)
Translation : Karioris Panayotis , Kalogeropoulou Georgia (19/12/2006)

For citation: Karioris Panayotis, Kalogeropoulou Georgia, "Paros", 2006,
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Area: 196.755 km2

Coastline length: 111 km

Population: 12,853

Island capital and its population: Paroikia (4,522)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of the Cyclades, Province of Paros, Municipality of Paros

Local newspapers: Nea tis Parou, Foni tis Parou, Parianos Typos

Local radio stations: Naoussa FM (94.5), Paros FM (98.5), Echo FM (102.1), Evenos FM (106.6)

Museums: Paros Archaeological Museum, Paros Ecclesiastical-Byzantine Museum at Panagia Εκatontapyliani, Naousa Collection of Post-Byzantine Icons, Naousa Folklore Collection, Lefkes Folklore Museum

Archaeological sites and monuments: Mycenaean acropolis at Koukounaries, ancient cemetery, ancient pottery workshop, sanctuary of Appolo Pythios, sanctuary of Asclepius, sanctuary of Apollo Delios and Artemis Delia, ancient marble quarry, church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, ancient and Venetian castle of Paroikia, Venetian castle of Naousa, Venetian castle of Kefalos, modern marble quarries

Traditional settlements: Naousa, Paroikia

Natural monuments: The area "Petaloudes" has been included in the European network "NATURA 2000" as a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and has been declared an Important Bird Area of Greece

Cultural clubs: "Archilochos", Paros Cultural Association, Cultural Association of Paros' Prodromites, Cultural Association of Paros' Lefkianoi, Music and Dance Group "Naousa Parou", Agairia Cultural Association, Cultural Association of Paros' Kostianoi

Events: Fish day (August 6th), revival of the pirates' invasion at Naousa (August 23d)

Festivals: Paros classical guitar festival

Religious feasts: On St John's day (June 23d), Transfiguration of the Saviour at Marpissa (August 6th), Dormition of Virgin Mary at the Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani (August 15th), on the day of the Holy Cross (September 14th), feast of Ypapanti (Presentation of Christ to the Temple) at Naousa (February 2d)

Sport events: Windsurfing World Championship

Sport clubs: Sport-Educational and Cultural Club "Marpissaikos", Sport, Educational and Cultural Club "Nireus", Carate Sport Club Shorinji Ryu-Wado, Paros Nautical Club, M.E.A.S. of Paros' Marmara "Asteras"

 
 
 

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