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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.

To plan your trip in Paros with kids, you are recommended to check all MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.


Private activity ideal for families with children over 9 yo

Max. capacity: 8 pax

Language: English, French, Italian, Greek

Period of operation: Throughout the year

Suggested starting time:  In summer months about 8:30-9:00 am or 6:30-7:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

The price includes:

  • Expert local guide
  • Refreshments
  • Sculpted marble souvenirs and painting material
  • All taxes