This book is a brief history of Paros with many up to now unpublished facts from its Νeolithic and Golden Ancient past to Barbarossa's attack in 1537 A.D., narrated in a fun and informative way by the 5-star rated local storyteller Konstantinos Statheros.
Only some of the exciting facts the reader will learn from the book:
- The 200 km sail of Paro's first inhabitants to Gyali island for the exploit of obsidian stone.
- The Paros state inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Athenians after the latter sided with the Persian Empire.
- Napoleon wished to have his tomb made of Paros marble.
- Sunlight could enter 7 cm inside Paros marble, making it the shiniest and the finest in Greek Antiquity.
- How the 4th Crusade made Paros a colony of the Venetian Republic.
- How did Piracy affect Medieval life in the Aegean islands?
- Why are the Cycladic streets too narrow?
- Barbarossa's atrocities on the people of Paros in 1537.
- The captured Parian woman who was destined to become an Ottoman empress.
Title: Paros Ancient & Pirate Past
Subtitle: A Chronicle of Paros
Author: Konstantinos Statheros
Publisher: Konstantinos Statheros
Size: 21X14.8 cm
Weight: 130 gr.
Published: June 2022