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The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail.[3] According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil).

In English we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words travel and travail both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale). This link reflects the extreme difficulty of travel in ancient times.

Paroikia Town
Paroikia is the capital of Paros and its main port. As soon as you arrive you can admire its windmill which is the trademark of the port. The town is full of white houses with flowered balconies [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Villages 0 Comments
Naoussa Village
The whitewashed harbour village of Naousa is definitely the highlight of the island. The cosmopolitan aura of the village will overwhelm you from the moment you arrive. Classic Cycladic [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Villages 0 Comments
Paros Archeological Museum
The Archaelogical Museum of Paros is located in Paroikia and it was built in 1960. It is a must see for history and sculpture lovers as it contains findings such as Archaic and Classical [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Sights 0 Comments
Antiparos Cave
The cave of Antiparos is the main attraction of Antiparos. It is located 8 km from the city of Antiparos, on a high hill with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the neighboring islands. It is [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Sights 0 Comments
Casteli Venetian Castle
The Venetian castle “Casteli” is located in the port of Naoussa. It was built in the 14th century and is the trademark of Naousa till today.  Its main purpose was to protect the port [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Sights 0 Comments
Panagia Ekatontapiliani
  Located in Paroikia, just a 5 -minute walk from the port this is one of the most important well-preserved early Christian monuments located in Greece and the largest in size. It was built [...]
Feb 02, 2022 Category: Relegious 0 Comments
Water Sports Paros
Paros, apart from its enchanting beauty and its countless beaches, is also endowed with strong winds. The combination of winds and wide bays create the perfect surfing spots. These are fully [...]
Feb 01, 2022 Category: Water Sports 0 Comments
Kalogeros Beach
Kalogeros beach, considered as a hidden gem, is located on the east side of the island, inside a south-facing cove and protected from the usual winds. This beautiful beach does not attract too [...]
Feb 01, 2022 Category: Beaches 0 Comments
Kolympithres Beach
Kolymbithres beach is definitely a must-see in Paros. It is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches of Paros and is located in the bay of Naousa. Big granite rocks with lunar-like shapes [...]
Feb 01, 2022 Category: Beaches 0 Comments
Santa Maria
Santa Maria Beach, located close to Naousa, is considered the best beach in Paros as it is perfect for swimming, having a drink at its beach clubs and enjoying water sport activities. It offers a [...]
Feb 01, 2022 Category: Beaches 0 Comments