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Antiparos Greece Map & Antiparos Travel Information, Sightseeing & Attractions in Antiparos Greece


Antiparos, Greece
GENERAL ANTIPAROS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Introduction

Antiparos Cyclades Greece
Antiparos lies off Paros and is a small island with an incredibly friendly atmosphere attracting youth as well as families. There are beautiful stretches of sand and clean waters in beaches such as Psaralyki, Panagia, Glyfa, Apandima, Soros and Agios Georgios, which are great for swimming and basking in the sun. Holidays in Antiparos are always relaxing in its charming environment. There are nice waterfront restaurants and atmospheric bars, while the beautiful settlements allow for lazy walks browsing at the traditional Cycladic houses, and gift shop windows. The cave with the impressive stalactites and stalagmites is an attraction as well as the islet of Despotiko, known for its archaeological site.

Antiparos Area / Population / Capital:
The island of Antiparos Greece occupies an area of 38 sq. km, it has 1,037 inhabitants and its capital is Chora of Antiparos.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Antiparos Greece
Small as it may be, Antiparos Greece is an island with a few yet very interesting attractions, such as:

  • the Antiparos Cave with the collection of stalactites and stalagmites
  • the Venetian Castle lying in the center of Antiparos Town
  • the islet of Despotiko, with its Archaic religious center, with the remains of temples and graveyards
 

Sports & Recreation in Antiparos Greece
If you own a boat you may get fuel and water supplies at the port of Chora.

Entertainment in Antiparos, Greece
As Antiparos has been developing more and more the recent years there are not only nice coastal restaurants, tavernas and traditional coffee shops, but nice bars, all day cafés and beach bars.

Local events in Antiparos Greece

  • Agios Ioannis of Spiliotis Festival taking place at the entrance of the cave on May 7-8
  • Saint John Festival on June 23 and 24 in Antiparos Town held in the Castle
  • Santa Marina 3-day festival of Agia Marina on July 15-17 in Antiparos Town

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Antiparos Greece
Chora of Antiparos
It is the capital and port of the island surrounding the outer walls of the Venetian Castle and lying along the coastal area. The scenery is a typical Cycladic one with whitewashed houses ornated with bougainvilleas, pebbled streets lined with lovely gift shops and a very nice square. Chora is where the heart of Antiparos beats and its port is connected to Pounta Paros.

Agios Georgios
A tranquil settlement in the southwest of the island boasting a beautiful sunset. The settlement is just across Despotiko Isle and is connected by boat. Boats depart to the area’s beaches as well as to the sea caves.

Transportation in Antiparos Greece
By Ferry Boat:
In order to arrive to Antiparos from Athens you should get the ferry from Piraeus Port to Paros, and then get transferred to Antiparos from the port of Parikia or Pounta. Ferries to Antiparos depart hourly in the morning and every hour and a half in the evening and the trip is about 40 minutes, from Parikia, and every 30 minuted from Pounta; the trip is about 10 minutes.

  • Departures from Piraeus Port: Tel. + 30 14541
  • Antiparos Port: Tel. +30 22840 61485
  • Paros Port (Parikia): Tel. +30 22840 21240

By Airplane:
If you wish you may travel to Paros by plane and then catch the ferry to Antiparos from Parikia or Punta Port on Paros.

  • Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”:Tel.+30 210 353-1000
  • Paros Airport: Tel. +30 22840 92030
 

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