Paros has more than one claim to fame. It is the home of the 7th-century BC poet Archilochus, whom the ancients viewed as almost as great as Homer himself. More visibly, it is the source of some of the world’s finest marble, of which many of antiquity’s greatest sculptures were made. It is also home to the Ekatontapylianí, one of the most important Byzantine churches in Greece.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide Greece the Aegean Islands: what to see, where to stay and eat, history, archaeology, art, culture, leisure. With superb, award-winning maps. Written and edited by a team of three experts: historian, art historian and archaeologist, two of whom lead cultural tours in Greece. "Blue Guides still hold the cultural high ground" Sunday Times.