Rafaela Zahioti

The greatest joy in life is to become a mother. The second greatest is to become a midwife

Rafaela Zahioti has graduated with a top degree from the Western Macedonian Technological and Educational Institute in the sector of Midwifery. After her internship in Athenian and Regional hospitals and with Paros as her prospective she participated in the competition for the vacant position of the midwife in the Health Centre of Paros and Antiparos where she was appointed.

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Paris Karamitsos

I serve a decent and sincere cuisine which respects the limits of the place and its rules

The fishing house at Santa Maria where fishermen kept their nets has become...Siparos. A simple, modern and very successful restaurant which has gained a permanent place among the island’s top five. The products from the sea and the region’s gardens have created a simple and balanced menu which treads gently on tradition and takes off with a twist.

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Marina Kortianou

People look for simplicity and truth. This is the most genuine and effective tourist code

“It is a simple and comfortable lounge café at which the visitors can sit back all-day round and feel at home”. This was Marina Kortianou’s dream 11 years ago and she created the café, without any concessions in her original plans. The family building flourished. An exquisite place with floral couches, a green garden and especially Marina give you a warm welcome at Naoussa square.

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Argiris Tantanis

The island has terrific prospects. This creates expectations and obligations

He is one of the first persons you see when you approach the square of Naousa. He struggles to keep it picturesque, hospitable and free of cars. After all, visitors have travelled thousands of miles to enjoy a coffee or a stroll here. Argiris Tsantanis is the first one they ask for every kind of information.

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Paminos Georgiadis

The cooperation with Tsarouchis shaped me both culturally and aesthetically

With Paminos we first met ten years ago at Piso Livadi, drinking mint liqueur with soda. Three years ago, I had the honour of living for one summer in one of his houses, the one that is above his own. This experience -a very edifying one for me was the important starting point of a visual quest. Paminos soon became a father figure; since his critique was not limited to the Sailors I was preparing but embraced every aspect of my life. Today I conclude the essence of his teaching; his insistence on Hellenism source of internal freedom.

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Eleni Philippopoulou

I work with the gesture and the somewhat random element, but ultimately it is me that directs it

An invitation to the house of some friends, a piece of land on sale next to it, her love for sailing, her own house at Santa Maria, her 25 year old relation with the island. Eleni Philippopoulou paints idiosyncratically and admits that Paros always “slips into” her palette.

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Argiris Papadimitropoulos

Antiparos is a return to a root I have chosen

A middle-aged provincial doctor, a girl under the hot summer sun, youth, loneliness, a misunderstanding, Antiparos… Argyris Papadimitropoulos, director of the film Suntan, talks about his leads and the shootings on the island which for years now has been his chosen place.

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Apostolos Kakoliris

If the parents don’t play with their kid, no matter how many toys it may have it won’t be happy

He settled at Paros ten years ago, simply because “it is paradise”, as he has told us. Soon afterwards he created Felix, a very distinctive toy shop and then the Felix Kid’s creative centre at which parents and children discovered a really creative way to enjoy themselves.

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Yiannis Ragos

A writer deserves to be called a writer if he is primarily a reader

He is a writer, journalist, founding member of the Greek Club of Detective Fiction Writers, a lover of Chandler and Hammet and a Parian on his mother’s side. Yiannis Ragos has told us that detective literature is not a literature of brain teasing and that a writer deserves to be called a writer if he is primarily a reader.

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