Best Things To Do In Beautiful Antiparos, Greece
The small island of Antiparos lies in the southern Aegean, less than one nautical mile from its big brother, Paros. Located in the heart of the Cyclades, this lesser-known island is connected to Paros by a local ferry, making it easy to visit. Read on to find out more about the islandís idyllic beaches and other attractions, perfect for a quiet and peaceful holiday in the Greek Islands.
Antiparos is accommodating
Having arrived on the island by ferry from Paros, head to your beachfront hotel, beautiful Antiparos holiday villa or apartment and quickly unpack. Now, itís time to start exploring this beautiful Greek island. Read on to find out everything this idyllic island has to offer vsitors.
Best beaches of Antiparos, Greece
Once you have checked into your hotel or beautiful villa in Antiparos, it is time to explore the islandís beautiful beaches. The nine beaches in Antiparos are renowned for clean and beautiful sand and crystal-clear, clean waters. Each of the beaches are accessible either by foot from the main town, or by public transport. Here we look at two of the best beaches to enjoy on a holiday in Antiparos.
- Psaralyki beach in Antiparos
The beautiful beach of Psaraliki is actually two beaches, Psalariki I and Psalariki II, both of which are easily accessed. Psaraliki I lies on the east of the town and can be accessed by walking the coastal path, a 10-minute stroll away. The beach features pedal boats for rent and access for windsurfing and beach tennis.
Meanwhile, Psalariki II is a short, two-minute walk from the town. Both enjoy calm, shallow waters, making them ideal for families with small kids, plus they are both backed by shady trees. Psalariki II features a tavern and two music clubs for entertainment while on holiday.
- Panagia Beach, Antiparos
Just a stone's throw from the two Psaraliki beaches, Panagia is around a one km walk from the main village. This is one of the most picturesque beaches on the island and is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet. In fact, in the heat of the day, the beach is usually deserted. However, it does feature trees for shade and an excellent tavern serving delicious Greek cuisine.
Things to do in Antiparos
As the island is much smaller than its neighbour, Paros, it doesnít have as many touristy things to do. However, there are a number of ways to enjoy Antiparos, including exploring the island. Here are a few ideas on what to see and do on your holiday.
- Cave of Antiparos
The Cave of Antiparos is a beautiful, natural attraction and is inextricably linked to the history of the island. Besides having beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, the cave is of great archaeological interest due to artifacts from the Stone Age found inside.
Meanwhile, outside the cave stands the church of Agios Ioannis Spiliotis. As for the location, the cave is 9 km south of the town of Chora.
- Venetian Castle
In the centre of Chora stands the ruins of the Venetian Castle. The castle was built square in shape with a circular tower rising from the centre. You can find the entrance to the castle next to the Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos in the town.
- Tour the island of Despotiko
- Shopping and dining
Explore the villages of the island, buying traditional local souvenirs and clothing. Meanwhile, you can dine in one of the many tavernas, serving up the best traditional cuisine of the Cyclades.
For those looking for peace and relaxation in beauty, Antiparos is the ideal destination for your next Greek island holiday.
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Latest update: March 15, 2022