Though a religious sight, the Monastery of Agios Antonios is mostly visited because of the stunning panoramic view of the east seaside of Paros
, its inner villages and Naxos
island in the distance. It is located on a high hill called Kefalos, near the village of Marpissa
The monastery was built in 17 century over the ruins of an old Venetian castle (some of this ruins can be seen today as well). Today there are no monks in the monastery and only its church is open to visitors in certain periods. Agios Antonios can be reached by car via a narrow road which winds around the hill on the way up, or on foot via hiking trail. The road is in a good condition but it is really narrow and difficult for two cars to pass in opposite directions at the same time. Once on the top, you can enjoy gorgeous 360-degree view from the white yard of the monastery.