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The almost 200 km² large Greek island in the Aegean Sea west of Naxos belongs to the Cyclades. There was already a flourishing winegrowing industry here in antiquity. The Roman author Lucius J. M. Columella (1st century BC) mentions in his famous work "De re rustica" an important wine export to Rome, which took place via the transhipment point or port of Monemvasia on the Peloponnese peninsula. On Paros there has never been an infestation by phylloxera. The vines are raised (as on the neighbouring island of Santorini) in a traditional system known as kouloura, in the form of wreaths resembling bird's nests to protect the grapes growing inside from the strong, sandy winds.

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