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The Cyclades Travel Guide

Lefkes

Rampant piracy in the 17th century forced thousands of people to move inland from the coastal regions; thus for many years the scenic village of Lefkes, built on a hillside in the protective mountains, was the island's capital. It remains the largest village in the interior and has maintained a peaceful, island feeling, with narrow streets fragrant of jasmine and honeysuckle. These days,

the old houses are being restored, and in summer the town is full of people. Farming is the major source of income, as you can tell from the well-kept stone walls and olive groves. For one of the best walks on Paros, take the ancient Byzantine road from the main lower square to the lower villages.

Two 17th-century churches of interest are Ayia Varvara (St. Barbara) and Ayios Sotiris (Holy Savior).

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