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Era of Stone: Despite the navigation in the Aegean from the 9th millenium B.C., only in the neolithic season ( 6800 - 3200 B.C.) the islands of Aegean were lived systematically. First traces of social life in Paros we have in the island Saliagko, between Paros and Antiparos, where is presented one of the most ancient settlements of prehistoric Aegean (5 - 4 millenium B.C.).

Era of Coper (3200 - 1100 B.C.): In the Era of Coper (3200 - 1100 B.C.) are presented in the Greek area three big cultures: Kykladikos (3200 - 2000 B.C..), Minoikos (2000 - 1500 B.C.) and Mykinaikos (1600 - 1100 B.C.). At the season of the Minoan sovereignty in the Aegean, Paros becomes a big military and commercial centre of the Minoan state and is colonized by Cretes. According to the mythology the leader of Cretes that colonized the island is Alkaios

Geometric Era (1100 - 700 B.C.): At the turn of the millenium, a team of Arcadians with Paros as a leader is installed to the island and gives to it the name of its leader. A little later new settlers come, Iones. Paros is developed to a big naval force. The trade of marble brings wealth to the island. Agriculture and cattle-breeding are developed.

Archaic Era (700 - 480 B.C.): Parians found in 680 B.C. a colony in Thassos and exploited the layers of gold . In Paros are created famous laboratories of sculpture. Particular development shows poetry in the 7th B.C. century .In the East appears a new force, Persians.

Classic Era (480 B.C. - 323 B.C.):. The city of Paros (in the place of current Paroikia) has at this period 50.000 residents, marvellous buildings and temples, theatre and stage. In the end of the classic period, Paros becomes ally of Macedonians until the death of Big Alexandros.

Hellenistic Era (323 B.C. - 167 B.C.): The period that intervenes from the death of Big Alexandros up to the subjugation of his successors in the Romans is a season of conflicts and realignments. New kingdoms claim the sovereignty in Cyclades. For many years Paros belongs to the sovereignty of Ptolemaious.

Roman Era (167 B.C. - 330 B.C ): Paros and the rest Cyclades with a big part of continental Greece constitute a province of the Roman empire. The growth is stopped. The island is used as a place of exile.

Byzantine Era (330 - 1204): Christianity was stretched out in Paros from the 4th century as results from the residues of Oldchristian churches and monuments. From the 10th century Paros is found in the centre of piratical raids that cause extensive destructions.

Venetian domination (1204 - 1537): Paros is included in the Dukedom of Aegean (1207) and devolves successively to various venetian families. The residents of the island work in the fields as serfs while they continue to suffer from piratical raids and pillages. Naoussa becomes base of the pirates.

Ottoman domination (1537 - 1821): With the occupation of the island from the horrible pirate Mparmparosa (1537) and the desolation that follows the Venetian domination ends for Paros. The destroyed henceforth island is being conquered by the Turks (1560). During Turkrussian wars (1770 - 1777) the Russian fleet uses the secure bay of Naoussa as a base of operations in order to prevail in the Aegean.

Newer history: Paros takes active part in the Greek revolution (1821). Cyclades with Peloponnese and Sterea Hellas constitute the core of the free Greek state. After the end of the Second World War the Parians are forced to migrate in Piraeus and later abroad. Around 1960 starts a new period of growth for Paros, that is based mainly on tourism.

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