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These rocks have been essential to the people of Paros for thousands of years. They made their tools from them; designed their ornaments and jewellery, they built their homes, paved their roads and built their walls. The walking paths of the Paros Park were also made from them.
The gneiss originates from granite that was transformed in the bowels of the earth from tremendous pressure and temperatures forcing the rocks to crumble and remould with the same composition with other geologic materials such as quartz and mica which run in layers through the rock. This transformation created the schist and gneiss rocks that we see today.
One could even refer to this area as a natural granite museum of beautifully sculptured stones, the result of thousand of years of exposure to salty wind and salty air, sun and rain. The visitor to the park can easily find a multitude of these works of art on any of the seven walking paths of the park.