Geography

Location
Paros is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades covering an area of 186 km2. The island is located between Naxos and Antiparos, in the center of the Aegean sea routes, 90 nautical miles from Piraeus.

Geomorphology of Paros The relief of Paros is characterized by the central massif of the Prophet Elijah (776 m) that turns into soft hills that fade in paradisiacal beaches, allowing the formation of many small cultivable plains. This plasticity is the magic of the Parian landscape.

The wealth of the island
Paros is one of the fertile islands of the Cyclades. It produces wine, known since antiquity, oil, grains and fruits. Particularly viticulture, in recent years, is flourishing and the famous Parian wines are known worldwide. Besides agriculture, the residents are engaged in fishing and farming. Today, tourism has changed the lifestyle of the people of Paros, but they still keep their traditional occupations.

The climate of Paros
The climate is temperate. Winters are mild with some rain. Its main feature is the annual summer winds that blow during the day with an intensity of up to 5 - 7 Beaufort.

The subsoil of Paros
The subsoil of Paros consists mainly of granite with limestone islets (marbles). The marble of Paros was prized in antiquity because of its ability to capture light in its white color. The specific geological formation was the main source of wealth for the island in all periods of history.

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