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Antiparos

The nearby island of Antiparos (Ancient Greek: Oliaros) should not be missed. Next to Paros, with frequent ferry services, Antiparos has attracted foreign and Greek visitors for many years. Small boats depart regularly from Parikia (journey time approx. 1/2 hour) and ferries every 15 minutes from the port of Pounta (journey time approx. 10 minutes), ensuring the island is easy to access.
There is a reliable bus service on the island for visitors arriving on foot. The walk through the main settlement is an unforgettable experience.

The small picturesque village has lovely Cycladic houses. There is a Venetian castle in the historic center of the settlement, constructed in 1140 to protect the inhabitants from pirates. The entrance to the castle is next to the church of Agios Nikolaos. Wander along the main shopping street that starts at the port, whose elegant shops will tempt you to enter. Enjoy the hospitality of residents and quality accommodation, restaurants and cafés. In the evening, Antiparos is a worthy adversary for Paros in terms of nightlife. Beaches on Antiparos include: the three Psariliki beaches, the Sifneiko coast and the beach at the Camping site.

Inland, seek out the unparalleled cave of Antiparos, with magnificent stalagmites and history oozing from every pore. Agios Georgios is the second largest village on the island and is located in the west. Visitors should consider visiting the three small uninhabited islands west of Antiparos, which are of significant archaeological interest: Despotiko, Tsimintiri and Stroggylo. Arrangements can be made with the fishing boats in the area to access the islands.

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