The island of super stars and elite personalities!
The small island Antiparos, the famous neighbor of Paros winked to us…..
It takes only 8 minutes by ferry from Punta Paros to find ourselves in this beautiful corner of the Aegean Sea!
All Cycladic beauty concentrated in this small island of Antiparos….
This is the hot summer destination that has become a benchmark of international jet set. The famous couple of Hollywood Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, were the first foreign artists who have fallen in love with the island, they have left the Bahamas and built here a palace (480 m!)
Among the famous guests who liked to come here there is also Prince Albert and Charlene, Steven Spielberg, Madonna, of course and Sakis Rouvas do not want to lose the opportunity to visit this summer paradise every summer!
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The first things you see arriving at the port of Antiparos are the picturesque fishing boats and a lot of cafes and taverns surround the waterfront.
The paved alley is beginning from the port to the Venetian Castle which is the traditional old village of Antiparos and the only village on the island. The Castle is located in the central square near the Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
All the streets are decorated with whitewashed flowered courtyards, hanging bougainvillea and geraniums and the walk on these streets is the best thing that we could do. This village is about 500 years old and it is visited without interruption.
There are many hotels, apartments and luxury villas which are located mostly in the port but there are a lot of them which are located thought the island.
The highest peak of this island is the Prophet Ilia. The landscape is typically Cycladic: little vegetation and hills with bushes that are lost in golden sands.
Beaches for swimming
The diversity of the coastline of Antiparos offers sandy beaches that have small coves with turquoise waters.
Beaches that you can choose are Psaralikes and Sifneikos, Theologian and St. George.
The cave of Antiparos
The famous cave of Antiparos, which made this island very famous is located on the southeast side, just 9 km. from the port.
At the entrance of the cave there is a huge group of stalagmites which are the oldest in Europe and dates back 45 million years. To see more impressive stalactites and stalagmites on its halls you have to descend the 411 steps down to the cave.
What we felt; Excitement, awe and admiration for what has created millions years ago the nature in the bowels of Antiparos!
– Perhaps it’s dinner time;
You can choose whatever you want. And all taverns here have the traditional dishes that you must taste!
-This island really deserves to rent a small boat to reach to the Despotic, to tour around the silent and mysterious island that is situated opposite to Antiparos.
It is like the island Dilos where a lot of sculptures.
On it is only one resident remains – a herder and goats!
Do not miss to trip to the sea caves. Captain George and his boat “Sheepshead” is always willing and helpful to guide you to places that you do not expect to see … sea caves and virgin beaches….
Can you remember that you have ever seen such a beautiful landscape?
The rocks of Cyclades…. the unique color of the sea….. so blue that looks like… heaven!
But if you think that we have told you all about this island, you’re wrong!
Antiparos holds many well-hidden secrets and invites you to discover them…
How to get to Antiparos:
You can get Antiparos from the port of Paros
Daily flights are from Athens airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) to the airport of Paros.
In summer there are a lot of frequent flights.
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Antiparos can be reached by ferry from Paros, Parikia and Punta.
From Punta by ferry-boat your journey will be about 8 minutes. And 30 minutes from Parikia.