Pentelikon Marble

Pentelikon Marble

The history of Pentelikon marble dates back to ancient times.

Approximately at the end of the 5th century b.c. we observe organized quarrying activities. The most famous quarry is the “Cave Quarry or Davelis”, this quarry produced the marble for the temples and monuments of the Acropolis of Athens.

Quarrying Activities were achieved by the synergy of stonemasons that came from different parts of ancient Greece. Their tools were cooper wedges, iron levers and wooden pieces for the detachment of blocks from the mountainside. These tools were produced by the stonemasons at sight.

From that point on there is mass usage of Pentelikon marble for the creation of temples, monuments and as a construction material.

Based on its high quality characteristics we are still elaborating on construction today. In 1974 the ancient quarries in Penteli Mountain become inactive, but high production of blocks created a surplus of marble blocks that makes it marketable until today.

The primary characteristic on Pentelikon marble is its bright whiteness and the depth it acquires after polishing. It’s pattern includes a few grey veins that create beautiful motifs and various uses. The secret of its quality lies within its composition, which is 97% asbestite. ηκατ ποιοτικt stonemasons d experienced stonemasons

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