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.
South view of village
|Coordinates: 38°33.8′N 22°45.2′E|
|Administrative region||Central Greece|
|Highest elevation||165 m (541 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||150 m (490 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+30 22610|
Located east of Davleia at the foot of Mount Parnassus. The village was named Bescheni until 1930, when it was renamed to Parori. With its stone houses, narrow cobbled streets, beautiful tiled roofs and traditional decorative elements, the village is a good example of traditional local architecture. 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").
The oldest testament of the village's existence is the church of St. Nicholas, which is dated by a stone inscription to 1360.
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.