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Paros is considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. It is characterized by the many beaches and also the charming villages: Parikia (the main town), Naoussa, Lefkes, Marpissa, Piso Livadi and other. Naoussa is a old fishing village turned into a cosmopolitan top holiday destination. The village is characterized by its Venetian port and its many fish restaurants. The architecture of the area is also incredible. Paros one of the most favorite spots in the Cyclades Islands. It is now your turn to discover and explore it.
THE FRANKISH CASTLE The amazing Frankish castle is one of the most important monuments on the island of Paros. It is located upon the hill of Agios Konstantinos in the main town of Paroikia. It was built in the 1200s by the Venetians who then had occupied Paros and had made Paros a part of the Duchy of Naxos (See history of Paros). Scholars have said that the castle must have been built from the vestiges of an assortment of ancient sanctuaries that were found scattered here and there upon Paros. The castle stands out for its amazing architecture and its intricate stonework and the hundred footer Hekatompedon that has been engraved into its walls. The elongated tower integrates all the elements of a 4th century globular edifice, built during the Frankish era. The Frankish castle is located at the highest point of Parikia and guarantees an amazing view from its surrounding areas.
THE SANCTUARY OF ASKLIPIOS The German archeologist, Rubensohn found two sanctuaries in the south of Paroikia, positioned in Agia Anna. The one was The sanctuary of Asklipios, the ancient Greek God of medicine and the second one is the remains of the temple of Pythios Apollo ( See Greek mythology ). From the temple of Pythios Apollon, unfortunately very little remains, the rest of the temple was probably destroyed in 202/201 B.C.
From the temple of Asklipios, only the columns remain. It was built in the 4th century B.C. close to a spring as water was necessary for the God's ceremonies.