The supermarathon Athens – Sparta, 246 kms long, has been held every September since 1983. The runners do not stop to rest. The whole world participates, but there was only one Greek woman who ran: Niki Chasapi - A Parianí.
The Drymalia Municipality and MOnuMENTA e-magazine invite you to participate in the public meeting which will take place on Monday 8th September at 7.30pm at the schoolyard in the village of Apeiranthos, Naxos entitled: “Monuments of Naxos at risk – the citizens’ voice.
The Paros Library will be closed between September 8 and November 21 for an inventory. Actor Billy Zane was spotted at the Cine Astra in Naxos. OTENET merge with OTE. A note from the family of Dimitris Ghikas.
In March this year, Myrsini Verdouka moved to her brand new educational centre just behind the Paroikia post office; a space specially designed by an architect of schools, with attractive classrooms and a colourful “kid-friendly” environment.
As you read these lines you may have already noticed the new blue garbage units that are being placed around Paros. These bins are there for us to recycle some of our waste materials – for the moment glass and plastic.
Since 1990, the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, which has been a focus of cultural activity on Paros since 1966, spends its September in Italy, hard at work away from our beloved island. Many Parians, both foreigners and natives, have asked me what we do there and why the doors of our welcoming building are mostly closed then.
Holland Tunnel Gallery lies somewhat hidden behind the picturesque Aghios Triada Church in the Market Street of Paroikia, yet many art and jazz lovers found their way to the art exhibition and the jazz concerts organized through July and August.
Herbert Seiler – one of Paros’s great artists – has died. Herbert, a long term resident of Paros, was born in 1928 in Budweis in what was then Czechoslovakia. He began his formal education as a sculptor in 1946 in Linz in Austria.
Life brings many difficult choices. Yet I know I will get no sympathy from Paros Life readers for the dilemma I faced in trying to decide which of the ten types of massage treatments I should try at the Salacia Spa in Naoussa for the purposes of reporting back to the pampering public.
175 years ago the French ship “Superbe” sank in front of Paroikia. Will there be any commemoration in December of this event? In any case, if we do nothing, the monument built in 1904 on the headland of the little bay of Delphini (at a spot called Germanika) will itself disappear as a result of erosion, worsened by the speed boats’ backwash.
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In August, the hottest month of the year, cities are abandoned as the islands and seaside resorts become flooded with tourists looking for a holiday spot to cool down. The season is at its peak and hot weather makes for difficult working conditions, yet the tourism businesses must do their utmost to maintain a high standard of service and offer the kind of hospitality expected in Greece.
Will there be any commemoration next December of the sinking of the French fourth rate ship of the line, the "Superbe", off the coast of Parikia 175 years ago? See the story in “Paros Life”, September issue.
Here you will find the historical context of this story.
Commémorera-t-on, en décembre prochain, le naufrage du vaisseau français de 4e rang « Le Superbe », survenu il y a 175 ans en face de Parikia ? En tout cas, si on n’y fait rien, le monument édifié en 1904 à la pointe de la petite baie de Delphini (au lieu-dit Germanikos) aura disparu lui aussi, sous l’effet d’une érosion qu’aggravent les remous des bateaux rapides.