Parori, Boeotia

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South view of village
South view of village
Parori is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°33.8′N 22°45.2′E / 38.5633°N 22.7533°E / 38.5633; 22.7533Coordinates: 38°33.8′N 22°45.2′E / 38.5633°N 22.7533°E / 38.5633; 22.7533
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Boeotia
Municipality Livadeia
Municipal unit Davleia
Highest elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Lowest elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 228
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 350 15
Area code(s) +30 22610

Parori (Greek: Παρόρι), formerly Beskeni (Greek: Μπεσκένι, named after a local Ottoman-era agha) is a small village located about 27 kilometres north of Livadeia, the capital of Boeotia in Central Greece. Today, Parori is inhabited by only a small number of full-time residents, the main occupations of the inhabitants are with farming and livestock.


Located east of Davleia at the foot of Parnassus mountain. The village was named Bescheni until 1930, when it was renamed to Parori. The Parori a sample of the traditional architecture of Parnassus area, with its stone houses, narrow cobbled streets, beautiful tiled roofs and traditional decorative elements. It is worth seeing the traditional stone floors for cereals.

The name Parori become from two possible scenarios. The first theory posits that it derives from its location at the foot of Mount Parnassus (παρά το όρος, i.e. "near the mountain"), and the second from its location in the borders of two regional units Boeotia and Phthiotis (παρά τα όρια, "near the border").

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Year 1920 1928 1940 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Population 619 627 689 663 573 526 454 362 342 228


The oldest testament of the village's existence is the church of St. Nicholas, which is dated by a stone inscription to 1360.

From 1930 to 1998, the village was a separate community. In 1998 it was integrated into the Municipality of Davleia, and with the 2011 Kallikratis plan, it came under the Municipality of Levadeia.

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