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6th century BC marble statue of Gorgo from Paroikia. From Y. Kourayos 2004, Paros-Antiparos.
Nr. 150 - Summer (July/August/September) 2012  
Ancient Paros: a great artistic and cultural centre of the Aegean world
Paros occupies a central position in the Cyclades, the cluster of the Aegean islands that has played a significant commercial and maritime role since early times.
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What's On PAROS & ANTIPAROS - Summer 2012
Schedule of events – SUMMER (July-August-September) 2012 for PAROS & ANTIPAROS.
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Paros Life & Naxos Life - What's On
Ongoing Activities
Kids Ongoing Activities
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What's On NAXOS & AMORGOS - Summer 2012
Schedule of events – SUMMER (July-August-September) 2012 for NAXOS, MINOR CYCLADES & AMORGOS

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Paros Life & Naxos Life - What's On Naxos & Minor Cyclades
Paros Life & Naxos Life - What's On Amorgos
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Editor's Note
The Summer season is with us again and though tourist arrivals are down and the season has got off to a pretty slow start, the sheer number and range of activities and events this year is surely testament to the indefatigable spirit of the Greek people.
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Animal Talk: PAWS News
News from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
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Animal Talk: Donkey Day
On 31 May Animal Action vet Elisa Geskou and farrier Giannis Brastianos came to Paros on a mission to give care to donkeys and mules in need of treatment. Animal Action is the Greek name for the Greek Animal Welfare Fund, a charity based in the UK. For fifty years GAWF/AA staff have devoted themselves to caring for animals all over the country, entirely dependant on donations from the public.
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Paronaxia Arts: "Choices"
“Choices” Paulien Lethen, Jan Mulder, Apostolis Zolotakis Painting Exhibition Dimitracopoulos Building, Paroikia, Paros 29 July-8 August 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: “Odyssey to the Orient”
“Odyssey to the Orient” Group Exhibition Holland Tunnel Gallery, Paroikia, Paros 27 July-31 August 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Apothiki Art Center
Apothiki Art Center, Paroikia, Paros Summer 2012 Programme
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Paronaxia Arts: Viet Costas Documentary
Viet Costas Citizenship: Undefined a Yannis Tritsibidas documentary
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Paronaxia Arts: “Sacred/Wild”
“Sacred/Wild” Jun-Pierre Shiozawa Painting Exhibition Aegean Center Studios (across from the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts,) Paroikia, Paros 10-20 August 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: anti Art Gallery, Antiparos
The new gallery ‘anti’ opened in the Kastro, Antiparos in June 2012 and will be hosting exhibitions with artists from Antiparos, Paros, Athens and abroad throughout the summer until the end of September.
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Paronaxia Arts: “Keep Running Greece”
“Keep Running Greece” Painting & Sculpture Exhibition Venus Art Gallery, Astir of Paros Hotel, Kolymbithres, Paros 14 July-30 September 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Takis Lamproukos
Takis Lamproukos Photography Exhibition Aghios Athanasios Hall, Naoussa, Paros 17-30 July 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Michel Parthenay
Michel Parthenay Painting Exhibition Art Lounge Café, Kastro, Paroikia, Paros 1-31 July 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: “Lupimaris”
“Lupimaris” Christian Stemper Photography Exhibition Paros Bay Hotel, Delphini Beach, Paros 7 June-15 September 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Galerie Pontoporos
Art Exhibitions 2012 Galerie Pontoporos, Ag.Dimitrios, Naoussa, Paros
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Paronaxia Arts: “Flowers. Only.”
“Flowers. Only.” Apostolos Yayannos Painting Exhibition Dimitracopoulos Building, Paroikia, Paros – 14-25 July 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Festival at the Park
The fourth annual Festival at the Paros Park brings to Paros this summer theatre, dance and classical and modern musical programmes at the Park's amphitheatre 'Archilochos’, international films and documentaries at our new summer outdoor cinema ‘Enastron’ and a variety of athletic and environmental activities and events.
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Paronaxia Arts: Artistic Journey in Paros
This joint effort by the Friends of Paros Association and KDEPAP (the cultural branch of the municipality of Paros) is a continuation of the work begun in 2005 with the ‘Art Map’ created by the International Paros Art Circle (IPAC). The ‘Artistic Journey in Paros’ is the realisation of an important project that supports and promotes artists who live and work on the island.
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Paronaxia Arts: 2nd International Summer Jazz Academy & Festival
The 2nd edition of the International Jazz Academy & Festival takes place this summer from 5-12 July 2012 in Lefkes.
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Paronaxia Arts: Heleen’s Paros Summer Jazz
Pianist and vocalist Heleen Schuttevaêr is a well-known jazz phenomenon in the Netherlands, as well as on the island of Paros for many years. This summer, she will be playing again at cultural venues and jazz hotspots, solo and with guests.
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Paronaxia Arts: Medusa Art Gallery 
Maria Vlanti Sculpture & Nikos Vlachos Painting Exhibition Medusa Art Gallery  8 June 2012 - 30 May 2013 @ Fotis Art Café, Ag.Dimitrios, Naoussa @ Franca Scala, Paroikia, Paros
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Paronaxia Arts: Summer Classical Piano Music Concerts
We are pleased to announce four classical music recitals on 16, 18, 20 and 22 July in the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. All the recitals will begin at 8.30pm and are free admission.
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Paronaxia Arts: An A Cappella Good Month
A cappella singing is a famously difficult art. Ambitious Gospel groups perform a cappella and so do Barbershop quartets, and so does Orfeas’ choir. This year the choir performed its summer programme four times in a week: once in Naoussa, twice in Paroikia, and once in Santorini.
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Paronaxia Arts: Catholic Cathedral Cultural Centre
Catholic Cathedral Cultural Centre Kastro, Chora, Naxos Summer 2012 Exhibitions
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Paronaxia Arts: “White, as a shell...”
“White, as a shell...” painting exhibition Mariela Constantinidis at Labyrinth Restaurant, Old Market, Chora, Naxos July - August 2012
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Paronaxia Arts: Elaia Arts Festival
The Elaia Arts Festival, organised by syn+Axia will take place between 25 July and 4 August 2012 in Kaloxylos, Naxos.
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Paronaxia Arts: ‘Dancing Days in Kinidaros
The history of the village of Kinidaros on Naxos is interwoven with dance and music. There is a saying: “The children in Kinidaros first learn to dance and afterwards to walk.” The ‘Dancing Days’ celebration takes place for the third year running over the last weekend of July.
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Paronaxia Arts: 12th Naxos Festival at the Bazeos Tower
In 2012, a crucial year for the country’s economic recovery, we muster up all our energy and zest to present an artistic and educational programme that ideally accentuates the cultural identity of the island of Naxos. The growth and expansion of the festival’s activities and its outreach to artists from abroad aim to emphasise the need for extroversion and creative reaction against the fear of economic decline and social collapse.
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Paronaxia Arts: Axia Festival 2012
AXIA FESTIVAL 2012 10 & 12 August International Festival of Music, Art & Literature “NEW MOON SERENADE”
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Paronaxia Arts: Dimitria-Naxos Poiesis
DIMITRIA – NAXOS POIESIS 29 July - 4 August 2012 A week of exhibitions, lectures, information, tours and events for those who want to get to know Naxos better.
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Dining Out: Magaya Summer
Magaya has long been one of my favourite places on the island – it’s cool, laid back and decidedly chilled. It was an easy decision, then, to leave Granny behind this time, especially as Magaya has a reputation for being child friendly, which it definitely wouldn’t be with a scary old woman partial to displaying her newly removable teeth.
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El Prado Cocktail Bar
El Prado Cocktail Bar, Piso Livadi, Paros
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Friends of Paros Annual Event
The Annual Event of FoP will celebrate 10 years of continuous work for the preservation of the Cycladic character of Paros and the balanced and sustainable development of the island. The event will take place on 3 August 2012 at 8pm at the Archilochos Theatre of the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros of Ai.Yiannis Detis, in cooperation with the Paros Municipality.
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Imagine Paros
"Imagine Paros" - the Paros Municipality's Greek market promotional campaign for Paros.
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Jane Sword
Jane Akroyd writes a few words of farewell to Jane Sword who died in June this year.
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It's All Greek to Me - Naxos
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers.
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It's All Greek to Me - Paros
A summary of the main stories recently published in the local Greek papers.
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Shop & Support Programme
During May – the fourth month of food distribution through the ‘Shop & Support’ programme – 142 people (including 60 children) were assisted. From 4-25 June, the numbers were 145 individuals (57 of them children).
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Terrific Dance Shows
Two terrific dance shows took place on Paros in June – the Central School of Ballet’s contemporary, ballet & hiphop show at the Paros Park on 20/6 and the Paroikia Hiphop Crew’s show at the Porto Paros Hotel on 24/6.
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Summer Fun: Mountain Biking & Hiking
There are so many great activities for adults and kids this summer in the islands. Here are some ideas for just a few of them.... The Awake Paros team suggest an alternative way to get to know Paros... by bicycle. There are many trails on the island which are ideal for mountain biking and for those who love landscape photography.
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Summer Fun: Join the dance party !
There are so many great activities for adults and kids this summer in the islands. Here are some ideas for just a few of them.... Right in the middle of Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti) on Paros, just 30m from the sea, you can find one of the most unique dancing schools in Greece - the Paros Dance Academy (PDA).
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Stretch Pilates
Stretch Pilates in Naoussa is the first fully-equipped Pilates studio on Paros, offering the classical, systematic and integrative approach to the Pilates Method.
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Books: Interrogation Tango
Interrogation Tango by Victoria King-Voreadi & Donald Schwarz
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Books: Parian Chronicles-Foreign Affairs with a Greek Island
The foreigners in the title are a mixture of Australian, American, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Irish and Scots, some of whom have been on Paros since the 1960s.
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Books: Getting to Understand the Greeks
Dimitris Calandranis' 16 essays on Greek life and customs focused on Paros entitled ‘Getting to Understand the Greeks’ offer an amusing and interesting portrayal of the behavioural traits and customs of Greeks as they live today. 
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SmoothParos 2
The high-powered energy of the SmoothParos 2 Innovation & Ethics in Tourism Workshop that took place on 29-30 April at the Tao's Center in Ambelas, proved to be an extraordinarily rich source of cutting-edge techniques and up-to-the- minute information about dynamic uses of social digital media that can be employed to effect dramatic changes in sustainable growth on the island.
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Sports Events
Paros-Antiparos Cross-channel Swim, Paros Tennis Open Cup August 2012, 2nd Antiparos Mountain Bike Race, 2nd Round Paros Bike Race, 1st Antiparos Road Race, 3rd Paros Triathlon, 5th Naxathlon.
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A Fantastic Experience
It’s not often that you hear a high-school student anywhere describe their school work as “a fantastic experience” but the interest and enthusiasm of the first-year students and staff was tangible at the impressive presentation that took place on 9 May 2012 at the Polygoniko building of the Paros Lykeio.
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