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

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Robert S
,
Westbury, New York
this is the place where the famous marble-staues of the Parthenon come from

this is the place where the famous marble-staues of the Parthenon come from-really ancient-next to... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Apostolidou G
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Kilkis, Greece
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Reviewed 9 August 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

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Reviewed 29 July 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

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

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

2  Thank Apostolidou G
Reviewed 2 July 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

Thank Karl G
Reviewed 28 June 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

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 21 June 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

1  Thank Gregor G
Reviewed 17 October 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.

1  Thank Apostolos P
Reviewed 3 August 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

2  Thank MochasGold
Reviewed 18 July 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

Thank huqu
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I am sure some people would not find this site as interesting as I did. I am an amateur geologist. But there are several old buildings including one with machinery in it that indicated it was used as a crushing operation for what looked like...More

2  Thank Marion62_10
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