Paros Ancient Cemetery
Paros Ancient Cemetery
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Nancy M
23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Not much to learn from looking at the remains of this cemetery. Little information is provided, the site is fenced off and one wonders whether the excavation is even complete....
Written 12 September 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Walking on the seaside road just past the port of Parikia one will soon see an excavated area with a sign 'Ancient Cemetery'. There are also some information boards by it, but one cannot enter the place, just have a look at it from outside the fences. All in all it looks like a rather neglected site, although what archaeologists discovered here during excavations in 1983 was the large public cemetery of the town, which was in function from the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD.

For archaeologists it is one of the most interesting sites in the Cyclades, since it shows the development of burial traditions during several centuries at one place. From the Geometric period is a Polyandreion, a group tomb of fallen soldiers. Most graves are from the Archaic times, mainly cist tombs and burials in pots. In the following Classical period marble urns were used, while in the Hellenistic and Roman period - at least for wealthy people - sarcophagi were the rule.
Written 23 July 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Not a lot to see here. Some sarcophagi, the remains of a few columns, and some broken stones, spread across a grassy field and surrounded by an iron fence which prevents entry.
Written 12 November 2021
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It is said to be one of the greatest and best preserved ancient cemeteries of the Cyclades. Unfortunately more care could be paid to numerous tomb monuments graves. Even the site is visible from outside, It would be nice to let people to let in, to walk around. Also at night it could be illuminated. The cemetery can be easily located, as it is half way between the port and Livadia beach. Still interesting to see if you are in Parika.
Written 18 October 2020
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We hunted this site out when we were walking in Parakia, but it was not worth visiting. It has supposedly been restored, but there is little to see. We did not even take one photo! Not worth visiting.
Written 7 September 2019
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JonesAndYou
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were astonished when we arrived to the site. A historical monument - that looks like an abandoned construction yard, surrounded by haphazard street restaurants and vendors. Many reviews say this is a "must see" but I would sooner call it "can't see" because the whole exhibition is covered in grass and debree. With the exception of the garden chairs someone dumped in the corner. Those are visible. Based on the pictures on the sign this was a sight to see once, but at this sorry state it looks more like a construction site now.
Written 1 June 2019
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cebcolpitts
Ottawa, Canada625 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was rather disappointing as the site is covered by very tall grass. A few crypts are visible along with some broken stonework. It is all fenced off, probably for safety reasons. It would have been nice to wonder through a well kept cemetery.
Written 24 April 2019
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is an interesting site, you cannot miss it if you go to the Livadia beach, it is worth getting a look inside.
Written 4 December 2018
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Rudi Rudi
Washington DC, DC2,165 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I was so excited to see this sacred site, but it was small and subtle. Unlike Athens it is scaled to the size of the island. You can read a sign and touch marble coffin outside the fence. It is located on the water and near the grocery store / post office. If you are visiting Paros you must visit because it is near the ferry.
Written 14 November 2018
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Richard B
Todmorden, UK680 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The cemetry is on the main road by the sea in Parikia.
Its a bit run down with grass overgrowing the site.
Nice to see old tombs & graves.
Written 11 October 2018
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