02 August 2012

Greece 2012: Exploring Paros IV

Date: 24 June 2012

Location: Paros

Walkers: Helen, Dom, Josie, Lloyd & Christina

Our day started with another stroll through Lefkes village.

And then we moved on to a beach near Agia Irini on the west coast of the island, where we swam and chilled. It was a wonderful spot.

At lunchtime we had a feast at the tavera near the beach. It was a very low-key place but the food was outstanding.

Mmm... greek salad, fish, fried eggplant.

Later we headed into Parikia, the main town of Paros, and went to have a look at the Panagia Ekatontapyliani (the Church of 100 Doors). It dates back to the 6th century.

No much to see on the outside, but a beautiful dome and arches within.

We said goodbye to our friend Christina who had to head back to Athens via ferry, and then explored the town a bit more. Admired another church...

... caught the view down the coast...

.... wandered around the old town...

... and visited the Frankish Castle. This building built by the Venetians in 1260 using marble from ancient temples.

There was baklava in the bakeries and corn on the cob for sale.

We ended our walk at a little bar and had drinks as the sun set.


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