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  Nr. 152 - Summer 2013
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10th Anniversary of Paros Expedition

by Branko Kirigin
Ten years ago on 25 May, members of the expedition Pharos-Paros-Pharos in the historic sailing boat ‘Besa’ arrived home to the island of Hvar in Croatia. Modern Stari Grad (ancient Pharos) on Hvar is the oldest town in Croatia and was founded and colonised by Greeks from Paros in 385/4 BC.  The expedition retraced the 700 mile journey taken by the ancient Parian colonists crossing the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas.

Celebrating our return from Paros in 2003 are (left to right): Branko Kirigin, Aldo Cavic, Andro Tomic and Darko Sosa. Not present were Captain Dean Roic who was in hospital, his assistant Venci Kovacevic, Stipe Bozic and Josko Bojić. The celebration took place at the restaurant Kod Damira in Stari Grad, where we held most of our meetings to prepare the expedition. On the wall behind us is the map with the route of our voyage and we are raising a glass of the specially-made wine with the label ‘Pharos-Paros-Pharos’. It was still very good. Croatian Television rebroadcast the documentary they made 10 years ago about our expedition. Wherever I go in Croatia many people recognize me and ask me about it. We hope that the people of Paros still remember us, as we do their warm and sincere hospitality. Good things never fade.

See Paros & Naxos Life May 2003 issue.
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