Agkairia

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Agkairia (Greek: Αγκαιριά) is a village and a community in the Cyclades. It is located in the southwestern corner of the island of Paros. At the 2011 census, the population of the village was 280, and of the community 1,118. The community consists of several villages and uninhabited islets. The main villages are Alyki (Greek: Αλυκή, pop. 657), Agkairia, Kamari (pop. 69) and Voutakos (pop. 55).[1]

Alyki is one of the larger villages on the island of Paros.[2] Located on a small bay at the southwest corner of the island Alyki is home to several active fishermen. Some semi-retired fishermen and taverna owners catch octopus through the winter to supply the increased activity during the tourist season, primarily June through September.[citation needed]

For the village festival, 6 August, a large dance stage is set up on the central beach. Local musicians provide live music and all ages participate in the traditional and modern dancing. Other locals provide free food and drink, usually grilled small fish and local wine.[citation needed]

Alyki has a beach and an airport.[3] The beach of Alyki is wide and sandy, with tamarisk trees. Due to the site, the beach is well protected from the winds. It is accessible by bus or by car.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ [1] Darwin Porter, Mark Baker, Danforth Prince, "Frommer's Europe," Wiley Publishing, 2010, page 513. Google Ebook edition. Retrieved January 20, 2012
  3. ^ [2] Facaros, Dana and Theodorou, Linda "Greece," Cadogan Guides, 2003, page 646. ISBN 978-1-86011-898-2. Retrieved January, 2012
  4. ^ [3] "myParos.com - Greece"

Coordinates: 37°0′N 25°9′E / 37.000°N 25.150°E / 37.000; 25.150