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The Parian Stone

Hiking tour in the marble quarries of Paros

Explore the ancient marble quarries of Paros, learn more about the value of the Parian Stone “Paria Lithos” and give children the chance to paint their own sculpted marble souvenir to take back home.

Early in the morning or in late afternoon, start your tour at Marathi, very close to Parikia, Paros, together with an experienced local guide, who will reveal to you the history of the ancient marble quarries from where the famous Parian marble was extracted. Despite their great importance and continuous use from antiquity until the 19th century, today the quarries seem to be deserted! This is what makes the tour in the marble quarries such a unique experience.

In this kid-friendly tour, you will also have the chance to curve and paint your own marble souvenir with the guidance of a sculptor in his atelier located close to the ancient marble quarries.

How to book

This private hiking tour is ideal for families with children over 9 years old. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in the Greek Islands.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.