The continental village of Marpissa located on the east side
of the island of Paros on the road between Naousa and Piso
Livadi. Marpissa is a typical Cycladic village surrounded by
farming plains and small hills.
The village is dominated by the monastery of Agios Antonios and
its 16th century AD church which stands on top of the hill
the east of the village.
To reach the Monastery you need to take
a winding road that begins from the 3 old windmills in the
centre of the village.
When the road ends you can park your car and walk up the steps
to the summit.
The walk during a hot summer day is not so easy
but the views at the summit are breathtakingly beautiful.
However, for those who can't climb to the top, the view from the
end of the road is just as spectacular.
The scenery is amazing with panoramic views to the east coast of
Paros and the west coasts of Naxos.
A second beautiful
monastery, The Monastery of Aghios Georgios can also be visited
at the north-west side of the village .
In Marpissa there are accommodations, taverns and shops. If you
decide to stay in Marpissa the beach of Molos and the beaches of
Piso Livadi and Logaras are very close. Near to Marpissa is the
village of Lefkes, where you can go following the old Byzantine
path that connects the two villages and the village of Prodromos both worth visiting. One of the
attractions of Prodromos is the entrance to the village through
an arcade that connects the churches of Agios Nikolas and Agios
Spyridon. From the small village of Marmara you can swimm at the
wonderful beach of Molos. See the places on our map.