History

The main reason why Penteli was known since antiquity, are its marbles. Use of the Penteli marble for monumental as well as for everyday applications dated back to the archaic period.

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Geology

Classical marble quarries of Athens are situated in the East of Athens (6.5 km). Penteli marble is easy to split, property that facilitates the extraction of boulders. This becomes quite apparent during processing of the rock.

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Geography

Attika has been famous for thousands of years for its marble as well as statues and monuments made of marble. Up to recent ages (decade of 70’ies), main marble quarries in Attika were situated in

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Culture

The quarries of Penteli were the main source of marble not only to build the Parthenon and other monuments of the Acropolis but also in the modern ages the marble of Penteli has been used for the construction of

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