Marpissa is amphitheatrically built on a hill, at a walking distance from the sea, 17km east of Parikia and it has taverns and traditional cafés.
Your attention will be captured by the well-preserved houses of the 16th and the 17th century, the alleys, the winding streets, the arched vaults, the windmills and the old churches: Agios Dimitrios, Mesosporitissa, Evangelistria and Agios Modestos, dedicated to the farmers of the area. The new metropolitan church of Metamorfosi in Byzantine style, with the roof and the dome covered in tiles was built in 1960.
During your walk in the settlement with the characteristic alleys and white-washed arches, you will find the Folklore Museum which constitutes a true copy of a traditional insular house, before you reach the central square of papa-Giorgis Stamenas. The building that houses the Sculpture Museum of “Nikolaos Perantinos” dominates there.
Marpissa is built on the foot of Kefalos’s hill, with the monastery of Agios Antonios at its top and the remains of the Venetian castle and the damaged state a few metres further down. On the west there is the monastery of Agios Georgios Lagadas of the 16th century which was renovated and it is visitable. The seaport of the settlement is Piso Livadi.
The Folklore Museum was founded by the Marpissa Women Association (tel. +30 22840 41217).