In the years preceding the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, travellers, philhellenes and archaeologists travelling to Paros were aware of the adits at Marathi. The artificial labyrinthine cave system, created in the antiquity, fascinated foreign travellers as they immersed themselves in the marble riverbed that had once given life to statues of gods and humans. Related romantic depictions appeared on engravings that were already circulating in European libraries, palaces and salons.
Secrets of the ancient quarries
Text and photos: Alexis Petidis, first published in PAROLA magazine
An interview of Dora Katsonopoulou by Avgi Kalogianni, first published in PAROLA.
“Ι got to know and love Paros thanks to Skopas”
An interview of Manolis Korres by Avgi Kalogiannis, first published in PAROLA.
“The underground quarries of Paros are a great world heritage”
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