Art By Nature
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed of calcite and dolomite created by the transformation of limestones of sedimentary carbonate rocks. The definition comes from the ancient greek word “marmaros” which means shiny stone.
Greek marble are among the best known in the world. Apart from the deposits and varieties that are available they are essentially associated with sculpture and architecture pieces of art in ancient Greece. Thus the demand for Greek marble has always been significant and the industry has a strong export orientation ranking Greece among the world’s largest marble producers and exporters.
The reserves of marble deposits in Greece are enormous many even characterize them as inexhaustible. There is a wide variety of marbles in different colors and types but mostly white marbles some of which are among the best marbles in the world. This is why Greece is considered the country with the largest variety of white and light-colored marble. Except for white marble there are many types of colors such as black marble, gray, beige, red, green etc. with very good quality features. Travertine and onyx of very good quality are also mined.