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Antiparos island .. ideal for a serene holiday

The islet of Antiparos, lying southwest of Paros, is ideal for a relaxed and serene holiday and can easily be reached from Poúnda or Parikía by boat.

The ancient name of Antiparos was Oliaros. A major Neolithic settlement has been unearthed at the neighbouring islet of Saliagos and it is considered to be the oldest in Cyclades.

Chóra (Town) of Antiparos has been built around a 15th century Venetian castle. The stone-paved streets, the whitewashed alleys, the houses decorated with thriving pink and purple bougainvilleas and the central square with its shadowy eucalyptus trees create an enchanting atmosphere.

The cave of Antiparos is located on Ayios Ioánnis Hill, and it is famous for its marvellous stalagmite and stalactite formations; here, you will find the oldest stalagmite in Europe! According to an ancient inscription, one of the cave’s visitors was Archilochos the Parian, a great lyric poet of the antiquity. The cave is 90 m. deep, 50 m. wide and 40 m. high, and consists of three chambers. The chapel of Ai Giannis Spiliotis “welcomes” the visitor at the cave’s entrance.

Enjoy the sunshine in beaches along the island’s beautiful coastline. Practice activities such as diving or canoe kayaking on Ayios Georgios beach! West of Antíparos there are three uninhabited islets that once used to be significant cultural centres of the Cycladic civilisation: Despotiko, Tsimintiri (between Antíparos and Despotiko) and Strongylo (west of Despotiko). Excavations keep revealing important ancient treasures, which are now exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Paros. The islets can be accessed by small tourist boats departing from Ayios Georgios.

Source: GNTO

Accommodation
For your stay in Antiparos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Antiparos (Chora), as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.


Access
There is an everyday connection with the port of Piraeus. Trip duration is 4h and 30m. Also the island is accessible from the ports of Crete, Thessaloniki, Siros, Sifnos, Kos, Rhodes, Ikaria, Samos and Tinos.

There is an everyday connection with the port of Piraeus. Trip duration is 4h and 30m. Also the island is accessible from the ports of Crete, Thessaloniki, Siros, Sifnos, Kos, Rhodes, Ikaria, Samos and Tinos.

It is not considered necessary to use private car as the island is small and transportation is regular.
There is often public transportation for the most beaches and areas of the island. 

For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.


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